Ray Buglion

Ray Buglion Civil Engineering Scholarship

Ray Buglion was born and raised in New York. He left home at 20 to work in the oil field. His work took him from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea off Scotland, the sands of Saudi Arabia, and to the salt mines of Colorado.

Ray’s “settling down” was his return to school at the age of 38. He began his education at Mesa Community College, where he received support and inspiration that assisted him in keeping his focus on this intrepid journey. He worked hard for every credit that he received. He graduated from Mesa Community College in 1996 and transferred to ASU, receiving his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1999.

Two years later, he topped that with obtaining his P.E. license and began working for the City of Chandler, AZ. He embraced Arizona for its climate, deserts, mountains, and history. He loved being a part of building and maintaining the roads that brought people to the area that he enjoyed so much. His work for the City of Chandler made him proud until his untimely death in 2014 at the age of 55.

As a furtherance of his love of engineering and Arizona, Ray would be so proud to assist another adult learner in their return to academia. To do so annually is an honor and testament to all that he achieved in his lifetime.