New Class of Fellow Members Announced for 2018

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The National Society of Professional Engineers has named nine professional engineers to its 2018 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. Requirements for the designation include holding at least one elected office at any level and active involvement at the national level.

"The 2018 class of NSPE Fellows exemplifies the attributes for which the Fellow recognition program was initially conceived,” said Monte Phillips, Ph.D., P.E., F.NSPE, the chairman of the executive committee of the Council of Fellows. "Achieving NSPE Fellow status is an honor reserved for only a select few NSPE members who have demonstrated truly outstanding service to the engineering community. As chair of the Council of Fellows, it is my honor and privilege to be associated with such an outstanding group.”

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 2018 NSPE Fellows include the following (in alphabetical order):

Keith D. Beatty, P.E. (Kan.)

Claudius A. Carnegie, Ph.D., P.E. (Professional Engineers in Higher Education)

Ricardo J. Guerra, P.E. (Texas)

Thomas E. Hulbert, P.E. (Mass.)

Shannon D. Looney, P.E. (Tenn.)

Angela S. Musselwhite, P.E. (S.C.)

Mark V. Shourds, P.E. (N.J.)

Robert J. Thiel, P.E. (N.J.)

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E. (N.Y. and Professional Engineers in Construction)

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