January 14, 2004
Concurrent Resolution, By Scott
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE APPRECIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MR. DEEPAL S. ELIATAMBY, P.E., FOR HIS CONTINUED SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY AND THE STATE THROUGH HIS EXPERTISE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS. 01/13/04 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-108 01/14/04 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-16
TO EXTEND THE APPRECIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MR. DEEPAL S. ELIATAMBY, P.E., FOR HIS CONTINUED SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY AND THE STATE THROUGH HIS EXPERTISE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that we recognize South Carolinians who are dedicated to giving their time and energy to helping build a sense of togetherness and support among the people of their communities; and
Whereas, it is appropriate to recognize the great achievements of the people who serve on boards and commissions to ensure the ongoing development of the Palmetto State; and
Whereas, Mr. Deepal S. Eliatamby, originally of Sri Lanka, came to Columbia in 1984 to attend the University of South Carolina, and he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1988; and
Whereas, after earning his master’s degree in civil engineering in 1989, Mr. Eliatamby was offered a job with B.P. Barber and Associates, a civil engineering firm in Columbia, founded in 1916, where he was given the opportunity to travel statewide and meet directly with clients and prospects; and
Whereas, Mr. Eliatamby brought in numerous public and private-sector clients for the firm and moved rapidly up the ladder to become a vice president and principal at B.P. Barber and Associates at the young age of thirty-seven; and
Whereas, through his work on projects throughout South Carolina, Mr. Eliatamby has won many prestigious awards including the 2003 Outstanding Young Alumnus from the USC College of Engineering and Information Technology, the 2001 Distinguished Community and Rural Development Award at the Governor’s Rural Summit, and the 1999 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer National Award for Professional Achievement from the American Society of Civil Engineers; and
Whereas, although Mr. Eliatamby has made significant contributions through his work, he has also dedicated much of his time to the Columbia community by mentoring University of South Carolina engineering students, funding academic scholarships for the University, and serving on the University’s Board of Governors and Alumni Association; and
Whereas, in addition to his involvement with multiple boards at the University of South Carolina, Mr. Eliatamby also serves the midlands community by volunteering his time with the Math Counts Program and the annual Education Television telethon; and
Whereas, Mr. Eliatamby has developed planning projects for Anderson County, Williamsburg County, Orangeburg County, as well as the cities of Bennettsville, Columbia, and Spartanburg; and he has served on the Business Advisory Council of the South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; and
Whereas, the enthusiasm of Mr. Deepal Eliatamby is unmatched and his passion for the community and his profession are the traits of a leader that are not often seen in the average person; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina considers itself more than fortunate to have such a dedicated and brilliant man as Mr. Deepal Eliatamby, and the Palmetto State feels great pride and honor in calling Mr. Eliatamby one of its own. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, extends its appreciation to Mr. Deepal S. Eliatamby, P.E., for his continued service to his community and the State through his expertise in civil engineering and to wish him much success and happiness in his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Mr. Deepal S. Eliatamby.