ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section - Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

Section Awards

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2012 ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following section members:

  • Young Engineer of the Year – Edward P. Larkin, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Meritorious Service Award - Edwin K. Twiss, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Student Chapter Award Winners:
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Douglas D. Das, S.M.ASCE
    • Hudson Valley Community College – Phillip Sutter, S.M.ASCE
    • United States Military Academy at West Point – CDT Brett A. Everett, S.M.ASCE

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Craig T. D'Allaird, P.E., M.ASCE (HVCC)

  • Outstanding Practitioner Advisor - Christopher Carter, I.E., A.M.ASCE (RPI)
  • Section Members Achieving Life Member Status:
    • James A. Besha, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Gregory W. Druback, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Daniel V. Fritzsche, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Kenneth G. Fusci, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Joseph J. Lee-Civalier, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Allan R. Page, P.E., M.ASCE

2010 Membership Award Winners

2010 Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award is an honor presented to ASCE members who have made a long-standing contribution to the society and its initiatives.  The Mohawk-Hudson Section is pleased to present the 2010 Meritorious Service Award to Anthony DeFranco, P.E., M.ASCE.

Tony is a Senior Project Manager/Senior Project Engineer with The Chazen Companies located in Troy.  Over the past six years Tony has participated in Section and Regional affairs with distinction.  His roles and responsibilities have included:
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Vice-President
  • President-Elect
  • President
  • First Past President
  • Second Past President
  • NY Council Delegate and Chair
  • Awards Committee Chair
  • Engineers Week Co-Chair
  • Region 1 Assembly Delegate
  • Organized Past Presidents Dinner
  • Legislative Fly-in Delegate
Engineer of the Year Award

The Mohawk-Hudson Section is pleased to announce that Christopher Lesher, P.E., M.ASCE has been chosen as the Section’s Engineer of the Year.  Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering (structural) from Penn State.  He is a senior associate at Ryan Biggs Associates, P.C. located in Clifton Park.

Chris has nearly 20 years of experience designing and investigating building structures and observing their construction.  Notable structural design projects include The Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga, ADK Museum Visitors Center, Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY, Halfmoon Town Hall, St. Peter's Hospital Pavilion Addition, St. Peter's Hospital Cancer Center, College of St. Rose Lally School, Sarazen Student Union at Siena College, Auburn Memorial Hospital, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Pine Plains High School, Locust Valley Schools, and numerous other educational, medical, cultural, and commercial projects.

Chris was selected as Engineer of the Year for all the work he’s done with the Section’s structural technical group (STG), the Model Bridge Competition, and Section’s annual golf outing.

Young Engineer of the Year Award

The Mohawk-Hudson Section is pleased to announce that Andrew Jensen, E.I.T, AM.ASCE has been chosen as the Section’s Young Engineer of the Year.  Andy earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology   from University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC in 2007.

Andy is an Assistant Engineer/Inspector at CHA, Inc. located at III Winners Circle, Albany.  He has over five years of engineering and construction experience providing his services on building construction and site development projects, construction permitting, and construction loan administration.  Andy has been involved with numerous civil engineering projects including dam rehabilitations, mine permitting, stormwater pollution prevention planning, design, and industrial SPDES permitting.

Andy was selected as Young Engineer of the Year for all his hard work in sucessfully updating the Section’s website.

Life Members

Life Membership status is an honor awarded to members that have made a lifetime commitment to the American Society of Civil Engineers and the civil engineering profession by remaining a member for the full length of their professional career. The following ASCE members in the Mohawk-Hudson Section have achieved Life Membership for 2010:

Wayne Malary, P.E., M.ASCE
Edward Hartwell III, P.E., M.ASCE
Arthur O'Donnell, P.E., M.ASCE
David Seaman Jr., P.E., M.ASCE
Richard Bovee, P.E., M.ASCE
K. Wayne Bunn, P.E., M.ASCE
Thomas Moon, P.E., M.ASCE
Howard Shea, P.E., M.ASCE
George Tanner Jr., P.E., M.ASCE
Joseph Bianchine, P.E., Aff.M.ASCE
Raymond Cholewka, P.E., M.ASCE
Robert Rumpf, P.E., M.ASCE

Section Awards

 Mohawk Section13WebAwardDecember 12, 2013

Jenny Moon-Lippman, P.E., M.ASCE

President, Mohawk Hudson Section

14 Cartwheel Drive

Scotia, NY 12302

Re:      Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award

Dear President Moon-Lippmann:

It is a distinct honor to notify you that the Mohawk Hudson Section has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award in the “medium” Section and Branch membership category. This award will be presented at the 2014 Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 Multi-Region Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 8 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown at 11:30 am. It is our hope that you or a representative from your Section will be in attendance to receive the award presented by ASCE President Over. Unfortunately, there is no additional reimbursement available for this event.

In the next few days, you will receive an ASCE Virtual Award acknowledging this recognition.

for display on your web site.

Please inform Nancy Berson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-295-6010 if someone will be present to receive your award by December 26.

Thank you and congratulations again.

Sincerely,

Michael Wenning, P.E., F. ASCE

Chair, Leader Training Committee

cc:       Region 1 Director and Governors 


 December 9, 2009

Edwin K. Twiss, P.E., M.ASCE
President, Mohawk-Hudson Section
81 Algonquin Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Re:      National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award

Dear President Twiss:

It is a distinct honor to notify you that the Mohawk-Hudson Section has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award for Large Sections and Branches. This award will be presented at the Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 Multi-Region Leadership Conference on Friday, February 12 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta – Atlanta, GA during the Luncheon program. It is our hope that you or a representative from your Section will be in attendance to receive the award presented by ASCE President Leonard. Unfortunately, there is no additional reimbursement available for this event.

Attached for display on your web site is your ASCE Virtual Award acknowledging this recognition.

Please inform Nancy Berson at ASCE Headquarters if someone will be present to receive your award.  She may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-295-6010.

Thank you and congratulations again.

Sincerely,

 

Greg DiLoreto, P.E., F. ASCE

Chair, Committee on Geographic Units

cc:       Committee on Geographic Units

Tony Puntin, P.E., M.ASCE, Region 1 Director

Mark Rusnica, M.ASCE, Region 1 Governor

 


December 15, 2008

Mr. John C Folts, P.E., M.ASCE
President, Mohawk Hudson Section
1 Hall Ave,
Latham, NY 12110

Re:    National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award

Dear President Folts:

It is a distinct honor to notify you that the Mohawk Hudson Section has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award for Large Sections and Branches. This award will be presented at the Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 Multi-Region Leadership Conference on Friday, February 6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia – Cherry Hill in Cherry Hill, NJ during the Luncheon program. It is our hope that you or a representative from your Section will be in attendance to receive the award presented by ASCE President Klotz. Unfortunately, there is no additional reimbursement available for this event.

Attached for display on your web site is your ASCE Virtual Award acknowledging this recognition.

Please inform me if someone will be present to receive your award.  I may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-295-6010.

Thank you and congratulations again.


Sincerely,

Nancy E. Berson
Director, Geographic Services

cc:    Committee on Geographic Units
Tony Puntin, Region 1 Director
Mark Rusnica, Region 1 Governor




You wanted the best so you get the best!

The Mohawk-Hudson Section’s Newsletter has been awarded the 2007 National Outstanding Newsletter Award for large Sections!  It is a great achievement.

Click on this link to view the award notification from national.  In the meantime enjoy the best newsletter in the nation! Thanks for your hard work  Jennifer Everleth!


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