NCEES recognizes long-standing service

NCEES recently honored nine individuals for their dedicated service to the organization and the engineering and surveying professions. The 2019 NCEES service award winners are

  • Howard Harclerode II, P.E., member of the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers, who received the Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation
  • Gary Thompson, P.L.S., emeritus member of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, who received the Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation
  • Michael Conzett, P.E., emeritus member of the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, who received the Distinguished Service Award
  • David Widmer, P.L.S., emeritus member of the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, who received the Distinguished Service Award
  • John Greenhalge, executive director of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, who received the Meritorious Service Award
  • David Johnston, Ph.D., P.E., of North Carolina, who received the Distinguished Examination Service Award
  • George Murgel, Ph.D., P.E., member of the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, who received the Distinguished Examination Service Award
  • Charles Prewitt, P.E., of Louisiana, who was posthumously honored with the Distinguished Examination Service Award
  • Sonja Sparks, P.L.S., of Wyoming, who received the Distinguished Examination Service Award

The winners were honored at the NCEES annual meeting, held August 14–17, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the service award winners.

News release downloads

  • 2018–19 NCEES service award winners (PDF)
  • Howard Harclerode II, P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: Howard (Skip) Harclerode II, P.E., received the NCEES Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • Gary Thompson, P.L.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: Gary Thompson, P.L.S., received the Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • Michael Conzett, P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: Michael Conzett, P.E., received the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • David Widmer, P.L.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: David Widmer, P.L.S., received the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • John Greenhalge (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: John Greenhalge received the Meritorious Service Award at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • David Johnston, Ph.D., P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: David Johnston, Ph.D., P.E., received the Distinguished Examination Service Award at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • George Murgel, Ph.D., P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: George Murgel, Ph.D., P.E., received the Distinguished Examination Service Award at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.
  • Charles Prewitt, P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: Charles (Chuck) Prewitt, P.E. was posthumously honored with the Distinguished Examination Service Award. His wife, Patricia, accepted the award.
  • Sonja Sparks, P.L.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
    Caption: Sonja (Suzie) Sparks, P.L.S., received the Distinguished Examination Service Award at the 2019 NCEES annual meeting.