The College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico is getting ready to celebrate its 75th anniversary this month, with a series of events to commemorate the milestone.
“On May 15th we will celebrate our 75th anniversary, which is a historic date at which we arrive to with great pride. We have produced a documentary that will describe our incredible journey through 75 years working directly with the development of the island,” said Angel L. González-Carrasquillo, president of the trade group known as CIAPR, by its Spanish acronym.
The celebration includes burying a time capsule at the CIAPR’s Hato Rey headquarters, including memorabilia, historical material and documents of what the institution has achieved in these 75 years, for the benefit of future generations. The CIAPR groups 11,500 engineers and surveyors on the island. The time capsule will be unearthed in 2038 to mark the CIAPR’s 100th anniversary.
“The journey of the CIAPR is, in itself, the history of the development of the infrastructure and the island’s progress,” González said. “This month will be especially memorable because we celebrate not only our institution’s anniversary, but also that of each and every one of our members born in 1938, who will celebrate their 75th birthday the same year as the CIAPR,” González-Carrasquillo said.
“That same day the postmaster will cancel a stamp in commemoration of our anniversary,” said Gonzalez.
The CIAPR will honor all of its former presidents during an anniversary gala May 18.