Timothy Patton

B.S. – CIVIL ENGINEERING ’82
Tim E. Patton graduated with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from The University of Alabama in 1981. Since then he has served as a Professional Engineer with over 36 years of experience working with municipal, county, state, and federal agencies and private entities to assist them with planning, design, construction and operations and management of various public and private infrastructure systems. He has also served as the Engineer of Record for multiple master plans, bond issues, grants and State Revolving Fund loans.

Patton spent a long and accomplished career spanning from 1982 to 2017 with Volkert,Inc., acting as a design engineer, project engineer, project manager, division manager, and vice president for municipal, county, state, and federal agencies as well as private organizations. He retired in December of 2017. Patton has also been a member of several organizations, including the Water Environment Federation, Alabama’s Water Environment Association (AWEA), American Water Works Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He has received numerous accolades, both professionally and personally. Patton has been recognized with the Water Environment Federation Arthur Sidney Bedell Award for Extraordinary Personal Service to the AWEA, the Mobile Area Council of Engineers Engineer of the Year award for outstanding achievements in Engineering, the AWEA Special Service Award for extraordinary personal service, and a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System.

Currently Patton is a member of the Capstone Engineering Society (CES) Board and a Mentor for CES MentorUPP, and led the CES’s Golf Tournament Committee last year with outstanding results in participation and fundraising. In conjunction with Baldwin County Extension Office, he teaches environmental lessons in the county’s schools as part of its Master Environmental Educator Program. Patton is also an advisory boardmember for Daphne Envision 2042, developing a 20-year plan for the City of Daphne, Alabama, and is vice chair for Daphne’s Utilities Board. He is also very active in the Eastern Shore Baptist Church as a member of several committees and a deacon and Life Group leader. He resides in Daphne with his wife, Kelley, and they have three children: Amber, Amanda and Scott. Patton’s hobbies include volunteerism, gardening, UA sports, traveling, visiting with friends, hunting, freshwater fishing and golfing.

Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Through the Years

  • 2021: J. Gaston Large III
  • 2019: Robert P. Barnett
  • 2018: N. Hugh Mathews
  • 2017: Shaw Gilmer
  • 2016: Selina S. Lee
  • 2015: Ronald Anthony “Tony” McLain
  • 2014: Richard A. Nail II
  • 2013: Milton A. Davis Jr.
  • 2012: David G. Courington
  • 2011: Ray McGaha
  • 2010: Jon Noland
  • 2009: John W. Covington
  • 2008: L. Lamar Faulkner
  • 2007: James C. Bambarger
  • 2006: Jim Delahay
  • 2005: Ed Englebert
  • 2004: Warren Ross
  • 2003: Vincent P. Caruso
  • 2002: F. William Keith Jr.
  • 2001: Leroy McAbee
  • 2000: Daniel S. Turner
  • 1999: J. Michael O’Brien
  • 1998: John Phillip Duke
  • 1997: Charles A. “Pap” Long
  • 1996: Tom Patterson
  • 1995: Susanna Tomlinson