Michael W. Creed, has been named one of four 2015 Distinguished Engineering alumni by North Carolina State University. Creed is chairman of the board and co-founder of McKim & Creed Inc., an engineering, surveying and planning firm based in Raleigh, N.C.
The award honors engineering graduates who have been recognized for outstanding achievements in:
- Planning and direction of engineering work
- Fostering professional development of young engineers
- Contributing to knowledge in the field of engineering
- Bringing distinction to the University through engineering achievement
Nominations for the award come from members of the engineering faculty, followed by a vote of faculty representatives.
Creed was presented with a bronze medallion by Louis Martin-Vega, NCSU dean of engineering. He spoke of how important the university has been in his life and was humbled to be part of the distinguished group of recipients. He gave special thanks to his wife, Linda, and Paul Zia, who has been a mentor throughout his career.
In presenting the award, Martin-Vega noted Creed’s vital financial support for NC State and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), including funds to provide internships for students at McKim & Creed. Creed also served as an original member of the CCEE advisory board, chaired the department’s Zia Distinguished Lecture Series for three years, has served as a guest lecturer in CCEE and has volunteered with student organizations.
Creed earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from NC State. He has a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.