« back to Awards Archive List


Young Engineer of the Year

Catherine Allyse Prince Hoover, 2011 Young Engineer of the Year

The Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council has named Catherine Allyse Prince Hoover, of Raudenbush Engineering, Young Engineer of the Year. Catherine is extremely pleased to accept this award and would like to thank Raudenbush Engineering, the Engineers Society of Pennsylvania and the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council.

Catherine, the daughter of Tom and Allyse Prince, and wife of Anthony Hoover, is a great engineer, but not your typical one. Catherine was born in Lakeland, Florida and lived there with her two older brothers, Ben and Gabe, and younger sister, Caroline until she was in high school. Her family then moved to Monmouth, Illinois. Outgoing, intelligent and friendly, Catherine began a pattern of transition that would define the next decade of her life.

After high school, and largely because of her respect and interest in her brother Ben’s career as an engineer, Catherine applied to and was accepted at the Georgia Institute of Technology, her brother’s alma matter, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. During her summer breaks, Catherine returned home to Illinois and worked as an intern for Bruner Cooper and Zuck Consulting Engineering and Land Surveyors.

In the summer of 2006, Anthony, Catherine’s then fiancé was accepted into law school in Harrisburg and Catherine was moving again. During the months preceding their move, Catherine was able to arrange an interview at Raudenbush Engineering, where she has spent five years becoming an integral part of the firm.

Since September of 2006, Catherine has grown personally and professionally. She has become a PE and a LEED AP and her duties have expanded in terms of her responsibility level and leadership abilities. As a project manager, Catherine completes both site and civil design. She is always involved in the consultation and coordination with private development clients, as well as public and institutional clients. Catherine has gone on to design and submit E&S Control Plans, including NPDES permits, submit joint permits between DEP and the Army Corps, and file permits associated with wetland disturbance and stream crossings with DEP. One of her greatest accomplishments at Raudenbush has been that Catherine has developed and now oversees a corporate-wide sustainability program designed to eliminate waste and increase overall productivity in the firm and on all of their projects in Central Pennsylvania.

Despite being married to a young lawyer and working 50+ hours per week at Raudenbush, Catherine is involved in the following organizations; The Engineers Society of Pennsylvania, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, Future City of Central Pennsylvania Steering - Committee Member – where she serves as a school mentor, Green Building Association of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Young Professionals, and ACE Mentor for Cumberland County.

In their spare time, Catherine and her husband, Anthony, are part of the Harrisburg Young Professionals Sports League, taking part in; Flag Football, Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee (she is captain!), and Kickball. While often covered in cuts and bruises, Catherine is never neglectful of her professional responsibilities. She is a well-rounded young engineer and an asset to Raudenbush Engineering, the organizations she is involved in, and anyone who knows her.

« back to Awards Archive List