Colles Earns Professional Civil Engineering License
Robert Colles, a Project Engineer at R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M), successfully passed the Principles & Practice of Engineering Exam, gaining his Alaska license in Civil Engineering.
Robert has been with R&M since 2014, originally joining the firm as an intern in R&M’s Materials Laboratory. Now a member of R&M’s Airport Engineering Group, he provides civil design and develops project specifications for airport improvement projects throughout Alaska. Robert’s work has included design support for the Newtok Airport Relocation, Bethel Airport Main Runway Reconstruction, and Dillingham Runway Rehabilitation, as well as airport improvements in Ekwok, Nome, Kotzebue, Chefornak, New Stuyahok, Gustavus, Cold Bay, and Togiak.
Robert holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from UAF. He enjoys trail runs, hiking, backpacking, fishing, and bear and moose hunting. In the winter Robert spends his time cross country skiing or at Alyeska snowboarding.
In This Issue
50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.