October 2019 Licensure Exchange

Read the latest issue of Licensure Exchange, the NCEES publication dedicated to opinions and ideas regarding the licensure of engineers and surveyors.

  • Delegates debate the issues at 98th NCEES annual meeting
  • From the President: Being the same while changing
  • Member Board Brief: MBA Committee proposes resolution of cooperation
  • NCEES recognizes distinguished service
  • Nominations open for 2020 NCEES service awards
  • HQ Update: NCEES provides improved exam volunteer experience
  • Enforcement Beat: Area of expertise
  • Texas engineering and surveying boards merge
  • Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  • Upcoming events, member board news, and NCEES outreach
  • NCEES installs 2019–20 board of directors

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Ringle begins term as NCEES president

Dean Ringle, P.E., P.S., began his term as 2019–20 NCEES president at the conclusion of the organization’s annual meeting, held August 14–17 in Washington, D.C.

A resident of Columbus, Ohio, Ringle serves as a member of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. He replaces outgoing president James Purcell, P.E., of New Jersey, who will remain on the NCEES board of directors as immediate past president.

Also during the annual meeting, NCEES members elected Christopher Knotts, P.E., president-elect for the 2019–20 term.

NCEES welcomed Christopher Duhamel, P.E., P.S., of Rhode Island, and Timothy Lingerfelt, P.L.S., of Tennessee, to its board of directors as well. Duhamel and Lingerfelt will serve two-year terms as vice presidents of the Northeast Zone and Southern Zone, respectively.

Rounding out the board of directors are three members serving the second and third years of their terms: Timothy Rickborn, P.E., of South Carolina, returns as treasurer for 2017–20; Marlon Vogt, P.E., of Iowa, returns as Central Zone vice president; and Brian Robertson, P.E., of Colorado, continues as Western Zone vice president.

News release downloads

2019-20 NCEES board of directors (PDF)
Dean Ringle, P.E., P.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
Christopher Knotts, P.E. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
Christopher Duhamel, P.E., P.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)
Timothy Lingerfelt, P.L.S. (PDF) | Photo (JPEG)


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.

Statement from NCEES CEO David Cox on cybersecurity

Yesterday, NCEES was made aware that three U.S. utility companies received phishing emails claiming to be from NCEES, announcing exam results. The emails included a Word attachment that contained malware. NCEES takes matters of cybersecurity very seriously, and we have found no evidence that our system was breached or that examinee information was hacked. The email addresses were not obtained from NCEES, and we have no evidence that any of the recipients had actually taken an NCEES exam.

To be clear, NCEES does not send exam results via email. Examinees log in to our secure system to access their results. If you receive an email from NCEES claiming to announce your exam results, do not open it or any attachments. NCEES does send emails to examinees to let them know that they can log in to their MyNCEES account to check their results, but such an email will not contain an attachment.

Please let NCEES know if you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from this organization. You can click on the Contact section of the NCEES website for contact details.

David Cox
NCEES Chief Executive Officer


August 2019 Licensure Exchange

Read the latest issue of Licensure Exchange, the NCEES publication dedicated to opinions and ideas regarding the licensure of engineers and surveyors.

  • From the President: Enhancing mobility across national boundaries
  • NCEES leadership attends IEA annual meeting
  • Headquarters Update: NCEES joins new alliance to ensure public protection
  • Officer Q&A: Nominee for president-elect and incoming vice presidents discuss vision for NCEES
  • Enforcement Beat: A criminal conviction for fraudulent use of seals
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln wins 2019 NCEES Engineering Education Award
  • New Mexico University receives NCEES Surveying Education Award $25,000 grand prize
  • Getting to know the annual meeting consent agenda
  • Member board news and upcoming events
  • NCEES remembers past president Eugene Bechamps
  • NCEES app returns to help users navigate annual meetinge

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