Reston, Va._The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently named 11 exemplary civil engineers as honorary members of the Society. ASCE's highest accolade, active honorary membership is comprised of only 186 of its 139,000 members worldwide. The new honorary members will be recognized on Friday, October 20, 2006, at ASCE's annual Civil Engineering Conference in Chicago.

The 2006 Honorary Members are:

Gerald E. Galloway Jr., P.E., NAE, Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, Hon.M.ASCE, the Glenn L. Martin Institute professor of engineering and an affiliate professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, for his distinguished service and leadership in the water resources policy and management. For more information on Galloway please visit

John F. Graham Jr., P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.M.ASCE, president of Graham Consulting Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., in honor of his extensive career in the construction of public projects, as well as his dedication to being a role model and mentor. For more information on Graham please visit

Daniel W. Halpin, Ph.D., Hon.M.ASCE, professor emeritus and recently retired Bowen Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University, in honor of his exemplary 30-year career as an educator and researcher, and for his introduction of innovative tools for the simulation and analysis of construction operations. For more information on Halpin please visit

Donn E.Hancher, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Hon. M.ASCE, associate dean of engineering for administration and academic affairs and the Terrell-McDowell Chair of construction engineering and management for the University of Kentucky, for his leadership in civil engineering education. For more information on Hancher please visit

Robert D. Kersten, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.M.ASCE, dean and professor emeritus at the University of Central Florida, for his contributions to the profession as a civil engineering educator and a hydraulic engineer. For more information on Kersten please visit

William W. Moss, P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, president of Moss Enterprises, Inc., Birmingham, Ala., in honor of his contributions and commitment to the designing and building of world-class racing facilities. For more information on Moss please visit

Priscilla P. Nelson, Ph.D., Hon. M.ASCE, provost of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, for her outstanding contributions as an educator and in honor of her contributions and commitment to leadership in underground design and construction, development of innovative research programs and decreasing the vulnerability of our Nation's infrastructure. For more information on Nelson please visit

Leslie E. Robertson, P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.M.ASCE, principal engineer with Leslie E. Robertson, R.L.L.P., N.Y., in honor of his pioneering innovations in the design of skyscrapers, domes, bridges, long-span roofs and other structures that have transformed engineering theory into practical technological breakthroughs. For more information on Robertson please visit

Christine A. Shoemaker, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.M.ASCE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University, for her pioneering research on modeling and algorithms, and her contributions and commitment to identifying cost-effective, robust solutions for environmental engineering problems. For more information on Shoemaker please visit

Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.M.ASCE, chief engineer and chief financial officer of Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, in honor of his exemplary performance as a water resources engineer, businessman, author and mentor. For more information on Wright please visit

T. Leslie Youd, Ph.D., NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, professor emeritus at Brigham Young University, for his contributions in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering and his pioneering work and practical applications in liquefaction and lateral spread analysis. For more information on Youd please visit

For more information on the ASCE awards program, contact Joan Buhrman at (703) 295-6406 Additional information on the 2006 Conference can be found at

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