New Class of Fellow Members Announced for 2016

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

The National Society of Professional Engineers has named 23 professional engineers to its 2016 class of Fellow members. The Fellow membership grade honors those active NSPE members who have demonstrated exemplary and devoted service to their profession, the Society, and their community.

NSPE state and territorial societies can nominate one person for each 500 voting members on their rolls per year. Nominations are also open to NSPE interest groups, chartered affinity groups, and the Board of Directors. Since its establishment in 2000, slightly more than one percent of all NSPE members have advanced to this highest volunteer membership rank. The 2016 NSPE Fellows include the following (in alphabetical order by state):

George S. Hamilton, P.E. (Ala.)

Eugene A. Burdick, P.E. (Colo.)

Luther O. Cox, Jr., P.E. (Ga.)

Glenn D. Knak, P.E. (Kan.)

William A. Bowie, Jr., P.E. (Ky.)

Michael C. Harris, P.E. (Ky.)

Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E. (Miss.)

Nadir Yilmaz, Ph.D., P.E. (N.M.)

Richard Dennis Irwin, Ph.D., P.E. (Ohio)

Thomas A. Carlisle, P.E. (Okla.)

William R. Tye, P.E. (Ore.)

Timothy S. Ormiston, P.E. (Pa.)

Ronald Daignault, P.E. (R.I.)

Martin O. Mobley, P.E. (S.C.)

Patrick L. Kunz, P.E. (Texas)

Harold “JR” Reddish, P.E. (Texas)

James A. Buggs, P.E. (Wis.)

Karen L. Farley, P.E. (Wyo.)

Colin J. McKenna, P.E. (Professional Engineers in Construction)

Steven A. Arndt, Ph.D., P.E. (Professional Engineers in Government)

Dawn Edgell, P.E. (Professional Engineers in Private Practice)

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