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Remaining impartial where neutrality doesn’t exist

In 40 years at Modjeski and Masters, one of the world’s largest bridge engineering firms, John Kulicki ’67G ’73 Ph.D. has played an integral role in countless design and construction projects. His diverse contributions to the firm, with projects ranging from long-span truss and arch, cable-stayed, suspension, and girder bridges, are recognized worldwide.

This weekend Kulicki is dealing with a very different kind of bridge. Call it the Hawk-Leopard Highway. Call it ‘The Rivalry’ Turnpike.

Whatever you call it, the upcoming 150th matchup between the gridiron squads from Lehigh University and Lafayette College is a bit more intense for Kulicki than it is for most of us.

"I'm really hoping for a tie," he admits.

Such apostasy may be hard for Hawk fans to fathom, until you learn that Kulicki, who earned his two advanced degrees from Lehigh’s department of civil and environmental engineering, is also a 1965 graduate of the land of the Leopards.

Read the full story in the Lehigh University News Center.

-Simona Galant '18 is a writer with the Dean’s Office of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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