Where’s Kris Grant, CE ’01
Kris Grant, CE ’01, has worked as a project manager and structural engineer for TLF Inc. in Indianapolis since graduation. TFL specializes in structural engineering, industrial facility design and retrofit projects.
In reflecting on his time on campus, Grant said he benefitted from TSU's small size and opportunities to get involved – from Greek life and intramural sports to building concrete canoes with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
“These activities offered me the opportunity to greatly develop communication skills and the ability to work with people while developing key time management habits. These skills and habits have been crucial to my career and my work on a daily basis,” Grant said.
He added that his classes at TSU prepared him for the workforce. He gained an understanding of how to assemble given information and apply it general problem-solving applications to his work.
“On certain days at the office you feel like you are doing the same steel design homework that you completed your junior year at TSU,” Grant said.
His best memories of campus revolve around the people he met, including his wife, Teresa Grashorn, ChE ’00.
“TSU seemed to attract very like-minded individuals that offered opportunities for lasting friendships. I still keep in touch with many of these friends and see them on a regular basis,” Grant said.
Grant and his wife have two young boys. They enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it’s going out for a jog or playing the yard with their sons.
“I enjoy spending as much time with them as possible – they are very special to us,” Grant said. “During the summers, our outdoor time involves frequent trips to the Angola area to get away from the rush and spend time with family and friends at Jimmerson Lake. I also enjoy home improvement projects and, of course, vacationing with my family.