Awards Banquet Honors Best in IndustryPOBmagazine proudly sponsored the NSPS 2001 Surveying Excellence Award at the ACSM awards ceremony. Our congratulations go to Thomas W. Morgan, PLS, of Supply, N.C., this year’s recipient. The Excellence Award is presented to a surveyor who has performed outstanding service in the surveying profession. Candidates must be nominated for the award by an ACSM affiliate section or two NSPS members. The award included an engraved plaque and a $500 honorarium from POBmagazine.
The following is a list of ACSM’s new staff:
- Gary R. Kent, ACSM president
- G.S. Sam Best, ACSM president-elect
- K. Eric Anderson, ACSM vice president
- Joseph M. Dolan, ACSM director from NSPS
- Timothy Trainor, ACSM director from CaGIS
- Keith C. Clarke, president, CaGIS
- Lyn DiBiase, president, GLIS
- Alan Dragoo, president, AAGS
- Gary W. Thompson, president, NSPS
As we know, there are many individuals in the industry who make the industry shine. Each year, ACSM and NSPS are proud to give those individuals acknowledgment of their accomplishments, hard work and integrity. Plaques are presented as honorary rewards and nice words fill the room with each presentation. Oh, and the money given away is always appreciated, too.
Honorable Mentions: Students of Ferris State University of Big Rapids, Mich., took away five awards this year, the most of any school.
Schonstedt Instruments donated the traditional plaque and monies, but added another reward for the first time: the choice of one or two locators for the recipient. The company believes the locator will help the student recipient continue his or her experience.