University of Vermont

Office of the President - Commemorative Ceremonies

Dr. Jean-Guy L. Beliveau

The University of Vermont
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Jean-Guy Beliveau

Tribute to Jean-Guy L. Béliveau

A UVM tribute will be held to honor Jean-Guy Béliveau on Friday, September 18, 2009 in the Ira Allen Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

Béliveau taught structural engineering at the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) from 1985 to February 2009 when he retired. He lost his courageous fight with cancer and passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2009 at the Vermont Respite Home in Williston, Vermont. Prior to coming to UVM, Dr. Béliveau taught at l'Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1968, and a doctorate in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1974. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the ROTC in the U.S. Army in 1968, and frequently did consulting work for the military in his later years.

During his tenure as faculty at UVM, Jean-Guy served as chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and advised graduate and undergraduate students throughout his career both in Canada and the United States. He was a licensed professional engineer in Canada and the U.S., with over 60 technical publications, 20 journal publications, and more than 20 technical reports.

Jean-Guy received the highest honor as “Fellow” by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). His service impacted teachers, educators, engineers, and professionals as he served as ASCE Vermont Section President, and as the Vermont State Coordinator for MATHCOUNTS- a nationwide middle school math competition.

In remembrance of Dr. Jean-Guy Béliveau funds may be donated to support:

The "Jean-Guy Béliveau Memorial Fund" for UVM CEMS Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Design Projects.
Donations should be sent to: Jean-Guy Béliveau Memorial Fund and mailed to: University of Vermont, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405.


The “NSPE Dr. Jean-Guy Béliveau Scholarship Fund” to be awarded to a student of engineering going to an ABET Engineering College or University. Make checks payable to: “Béliveau NSPE Scholarship Fund” and mail to: NSPE: VSPE, c/o Forcier Aldrich & Assoc., 6 Market Place, Essex Junction, VT 05452

For more information please contact Dawn Densmore
at or 802-656-8748

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