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Tromp of Glenmont Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

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Tromp received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with distinction from Clarkson University in 1997. tromp-woodstock-07

As an environmental engineer in the DEC's division of environmental remediation, Tromp has been involved with multiple projects of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site with continued responsibility of project management of three inactive hazardous waste disposal sites. He has also prepared and reviewed remedial investigation reports and feasibility study reports, which addressed the nature and extent of contamination and the remedial alternatives available to address risks to human health and the environment. Previously, Tromp was a staff engineer for Law Environmental Consultants.

Tromp has been involved with the Clarkson Alumni Council, serving as an officer from 1999-2003. Since 1999, he has organized the annual satellite hockey telecast in his region. In 2004, he became the Capital District chapter president, hosting numerous post-game hockey events and send-off picnics, as well as holiday events, and a golf tournament in 2006. He has also actively served the University as an alumni admission volunteer and received the Gordon C. "Stub" Baker '27 Chapter Service Citation in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of his alma mater.

Tromp is also involved with the American Diabetes Association, participating in the 2007 Tour de Cure, a 100-mile bike ride. He is a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Caring Together, an Ovarian Cancer support group; Capital District Community Gardens; and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, running in the 2003 Dublin Marathon. He has completed a total of eight marathons and many road races, as well as the Empire State Building run-up in 2007. He also has been a member of the Capital District Baseball Umpire Association since 1993.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, N.Y., is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive, but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

Photo caption: David Tromp (center) receives the Woodstock Award from Clarkson University President Tony Collins (left) and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky.

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