The NCSITE Awards Committee would like to request your nomination(s) for our Annual Awards. Please review the Award Criteria and submit anyone deserving to be recognized with any of these prestigious awards.
Review the criteria and make your nomination(s) online at the following link: www.ncsite.org/awards/nominationform.html
Please submit nominations anytime during the year! Nominations received by Friday, September 13, 2013 will be eligible for nomination for this year’s awards. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for next year’s awards.
Soon after the transition from Division of Southern District in 1988 to full Section status, the Board of Directors realized the need to have its own Awards Program. In 1992 the Section Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding service and commitment by members through the following awards: Robert J. Dodge Professional Image Award, R.V. Moss Lifetime Service Award, Jay Quinn Technical Excellence Award, Contribution to Transportation Award, Paul D. Cribbins Cup and the President’s Award. In 1999 the Young Professional Award was presented for the first time, and in 2005 the New Member Award was established. All the award recipients are selected from a pool of nominees by the Award Committee with the exception of the President’s Award, which is given by the President in office.
The following provides a brief introduction about each award and the recent award winner:
Robert J. Dodge Professional Image Award
Recipient must be a member or affiliate member of NCSITE; possess demonstrated technical competence and excellent people skills; must have a demonstrated record of service to the profession, the organization, and his/her community; who by personal demeanor and example projects the best image of what a transportation professional should be.
Robert J. Dodge worked for the North Carolina State Highway Commission during the summers of 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1949 as a temporary employee. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering in May 1951 and was hired as a permanent employee in June 1951. He received one paycheck before being activated as a 2nd Lieutenant in US Army for active military duty during the Korean War. After 14 months in Korea, Mr. Dodge returned to Traffic Engineering to begin a life-time career. He rose through the ranks in Traffic Engineering to the Assistant State Traffic Engineer position within NCDOT.
He satisfied the requirements to become a Professional Engineer and a Registered Land Surveyor. He worked for almost 40 years with the NC DOT, most of which was with the Traffic Engineering and Safety Systems Branch.
He was active in the Southern Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. In 1985, he was awarded the Herman J. Hoose Distinguished Service Award. In 1992, Mr. Dodge was awarded the very first Robert J. Dodge Professional Image Award by the North Carolina Section ITE. Mr. Robert J. Dodge passed away on March 29, 2007 at the age of 78. He was active in his White Memorial Presbyterian Church for almost 60 years serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and advisor. His family mourns for him and the Christian southern gentleman that he was.
2012 Award Winner: Robert S. Foyle, PE
Ms. Nurry Dodge presented the Robert J. Dodge Professional Image Award to Mr. Robert S. Foyle, PE at the Annual Meeting. “Bob” is a long-time NCSITE Affiliate Member, he was one of the first members of the Traffic Engineering Council, and he was instrumental in getting it launched to a successful start. Bob has authored and co-authored numerous technical papers and journal articles including publications in the ITE Journal and TRB. He developed training materials on a variety of transportation related courses, including developing and teaching the PE Review Course since 1985. When Bob recently retired from ITRE, following 32 years of distinguished service, Dr. Rouphail described Bob Foyle as a model of “personal integrity, fairness, and care for others.” Bob’s wife, Rebecca Page, was in attendance for the presentation of the award.
Congratulations to Bob Foyle, PE for receiving the 2012 NCSITE Robert J. Dodge Professional Image Award!
Past Award Winners
R.V. Moss Lifetime Service Award
Recipient must have been a Member or an Affiliate Member for at least 15 years; should possess demonstrated technical confidence; should have made significant contributions to the profession and ITE through participation in committees, workshops, speakers’ bureaus, seminars, fundraising, meetings and local arrangement committees; and through elected office at the Section level or higher.
R. V. Moss, one of Walter and Lala Moss' six children, was born on October 15, 1931 in Hendersonville. He graduated in 1950 from Hudson High School, where he was President of his Senior Class and made an early contribution to mass transit by working as a bus driver. He enrolled in Mars Hill College in 1950, but joined the United States Army in 1951 and served as a paratrooper in the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team.
After leaving the Army in 1954, he enrolled in North Carolina State College in Raleigh, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in May 1959. While pursuing his studies, R.V. worked part-time for the City of Raleigh, and after graduation accepted a full-time engineering position.
In 1960, he became Assistant Traffic Engineer for the City of Durham. In October 1963 he went to High Point to serve as the City Traffic Engineer, which was later titled Director of Transportation. In this capacity he oversaw the planning, design, construction and implementation of many important projects and programs, including upgrades to the High Point's computerized traffic signal system, and the development of a multi-modal transportation system to serve the Furniture Market.
In addition to his official duties, R.V. played an active part in the foundation of the North Carolina Section of the Institute of Traffic (now Transportation) Engineers (ITE). He attended the first of many meetings in High Point in 1965 gradually becoming more involved in the organization. He served as the NCSITE President in 1969. His involvement also extended to the Southern District ITE, where he represented the North Carolina Section on the Executive Board for two years before becoming Southern District President in 1980. As a well-known and respected transportation leader in the southeastern United States, R.V. received the District's top two awards: the Marble J. Hensley Individual Activity Award in 1984 and the Herman Hoose Distinguished Service Award in 1990. To recognize the tireless service and dedication that Mr. RV Moss has shown, in 1992, the North Carolina Section created the RV Moss Lifetime Service Award in his honor. He is a Life Fellow in the International ITE. Even since his retirement from the City in 1993, he regularly attends the NC Sections' Annual Meeting each fall.
Mr. Moss is registered by the State of North Carolina as a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in High Point and has maintained membership in High Point's Kiwanis Club since 1965. He and his wife Vera currently split their time between a variety of activities in High Point and their mountain home in Ashe County.
2012 Award Winner: Calvin W. Leggett, PE
Mr. R.V. Moss was there to personally present the R.V. Moss Lifetime Service Award to Mr. Calvin Leggett. Calvin began working with NCDOT in 1975 and has been an active member of NCSITE ever since. He participated in the NCSITE organizational discussions during the time of transforming from a Committee structure to the Technical Councils we have today. He held Board Leadership roles of Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President between 2001 and 2004. Calvin has always encouraged young professionals to pursue advanced transportation degrees emphasizing policy studies. Calvin is a previous winner of the Robert Dodge Professional Image Award as well as the Southern District’s Marble Hensley Award. Calvin’s wife Llewellyn Leggett was in attendance for the presentation of his award.
Congratulations to Calvin W. Leggett, PE of NCDOT for receiving the 2012 NCSITE R. V. Moss Lifetime Service Award!
Past Award Winners
Jay Quinn Technical Excellence Award
Recipient must possess excellent technical knowledge and must share their knowledge / insight with the NCSITE through presentations at NCSITE sponsored meetings or training sessions, or active participation in councils or committees, task forces, or work groups. Recipient must have made a significant contribution to the Section, and is not required to be a Member or Affiliate of NCSITE to be recognized with this award.
Mr. Jay Quinn was a highly respected vendor of traffic signal equipment who had a deep commitment for ITE. He was a pioneer in helping others get trained by personally conducting training classes before they were formally offered by ITE and others. He constantly tried to help others by helping them get connected with the right people, and he was viewed as a storehouse of technical information. For all these reasons, NCSITE presented Mr. Jay Quinn with the very first NCSITE Technical Excellence Award in 1992 and named this award in his honor. Prior to that, in 1969 he began his career with Southeastern Safety Supplies in Columbia SC. He served as the South Carolina ITE President in 1972. He was awarded the very prestigious Herman J. Hoose Award in 1973 by the Southern District ITE.
If anyone has a photo of Mr. Jay Quinn, or has additional biographical information that can be shared on this web-site, please notify the Chair of the Operations Committee.
2012 Award Winner: J. Kevin Lacy, PE
Kevin Lacy was recognized for his excellent detailed knowledge of all technical areas of Traffic Engineering. His latest presentation on Access Management at the 2011 NCSITE Annual Meeting was standing room only for an extremely controversial topic that he was able to make quite interesting. He encourages his own staff to be creative when looking for “outside the box solutions”. He is sought out by transportation leaders to participate on national technical committees, research proposals, and papers. In addition to several technical presentations at NCSITE meetings, he also educates our NCDOT Board Members and Legislators on a regular basis. Kevin is able to educate these folks on transportation topics and he also has the ability to talk on their level. He is very passionate about making good decisions for the citizens in our state. Kevin’s wife, Gina Lacy, was in attendance for the presentation of the award.
Congratulations to J. Kevin Lacy, PE of NCDOT for receiving the 2012 NCSITE Jay Quinn Technical Excellence Award!
Past Award Winners
This Award recognizes a Member or Affiliate who has contributed to the advancement of the transportation profession and the North Carolina Section Institute of Transportation Engineers. The NCSITE President awards the outstanding individual that has provided them guidance, advice, assistance, and offered help in whatever capacity is needed. The recipient exhibits such personal traits as integrity, honesty, professionalism, excellent work ethic, dedication, and leadership.
Past Award Winners
Contribution to Transportation Award
Recipient is an individual not affiliated with NCSITE in any capacity who has contributed significantly to transportation through professional and/or political activities.
2012 Award Winner: Joseph E. Hummer
Dr. Joe Hummer gave a brief key-note address at the Annual Meeting Luncheon on the future of transportation in North Carolina and appealed to the audience to find ways to get involved to make the future brighter. He asked everyone to invest and participate in research opportunities, and stay active in discussions on the engineering programs at the local universities. He challenged all of us to make a difference, as he reminded us that there are still solutions out there waiting to be researched and tried. He was surprised with the recognition of his work with a presentation of the NCSITE Contribution to Transportation Award. He is the author of numerous technical papers and articles and also is an international expert on highway safety and innovative intersection designs. As a member of the NCSU faculty for more than 16 years, he instilled thousands of civil engineering students with both the knowledge and confidence needed for successful transportation careers.
Congratulations to Joseph E. Hummer, PE, Ph.D. Civil Engineering Department Chair at Wayne State University in Michigan for receiving the 2012 NCSITE Contribution to Transportation Award!
Past Award Winners
Paul D. Cribbins Cup
Awarded to the outstanding student chapter within the Section (currently three: North Carolina State University, Raleigh (NCSU); North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro (N.C. A&T); and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte).
Paul Day Cribbins grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and upon graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1944, spent the next 15 years pursuing his education and serving in the military. He received Bachelors Degrees from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the University of Alabama. He later moved to West Lafayette, Indiana where he attended Purdue University for his Masters Degree, and later a PhD in Civil Engineering. After receiving his PhD, he became an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1959 to 1961. He became Associate Professor of Civil Engineering from 1961 to 1966, and then a full Professor at NCSU in 1966 where he taught for 26 more years until his retirement in 1991.
Paul received numerous awards in recognition of his teaching effectiveness, including those from NCSU, The Merchant Marine Academy, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the NCSU Alumni Association. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, and a strong advocate of student involvement in professional societies, especially the NC Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (President, 1967-68), and the NC Section American Society of Civil Engineers (President, 1970-71). In 1992, NCSITE recognized the leadership qualities and mentoring attitude that Mr. Cribbins provided the students, and created the Paul D. Cribbins Cup in his honor. This highly coveted Award is given yearly to the outstanding NCSITE student chapter that exhibits excellence in ITE Student Chapter events and activities. Paul was proudly inducted into the Transportation Hall of Fame (Spencer, NC) in 2005. Most recently, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Southern District presented Paul with an Excellence in Transportation Engineering Award in April of 2009 and Paul was so pleased to have this award presented in person by his former students.
Paul Day Cribbins, 82, passed away on February 17, 2010. Paul had lived and worked in Raleigh for more than 50 years and was Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at N.C. State University. Mr. Cribbins and his contributions to our profession were recognized and remembered by NCSITE President Russell Dalton at the 2010 Annual Meeting Luncheon.
2012 Award Winner: North Carolina State University ITE Student Chapter
The cup is awarded to the outstanding student chapter within the Section.
Congratulations to NCSU for bringing the cup back to Raleigh!
Past Award Winners
Scoring Criteria for Cribbins Award (pdf, 36KB)
Student Chapter Annual Reports:
Young Professional Award
Awarded to a Member or Affiliate, under the age of 35 years, who, over their young professional career, has contributed to the advancement of the transportation profession and the North Carolina Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Recipients should exhibit such personal traits as integrity, honesty, professionalism and leadership. Individual professional accomplishments such as transportation innovations, technical research, paper writing, and NCSITE organizational work, including meeting participation and committee work, can be considered.
2012 Award Winner: Meredith Van Duyn, PE
Meredith Van Duyn, PE was surprised with the 2012 Young Professional Award at an impromptu staff meeting at the Kimley-Horn offices early in November. She was recognized for being one of the leaders of the “Make ncsITe Funner” theme for the Transportation Planning Council. She has been extremely active in the local, mid-year, and annual meeting planning efforts. She participated in the 2010 NCSITE Leadership Development Program. She currently is coordinating the development of “Standard Guidance for future Local Meetings.”
Congratulations to Meredith Van Duyn, PE of Kimley-Horn for receiving the 2012 NCSITE Young Professional Award!
Past Award Winners
New Member Award
Awarded to a New Member or Affiliate of our North Carolina Section, who has contributed substantially to the advancement of the Section through any of the following responsibilities, and not limited to: Council involvement, committee involvement, special projects, conference planning, meeting participation, presentations at NCSITE sponsored meetings. A New Member would have less than five years of professional membership with our Section to qualify, and would represent the future leadership of NCSITE. Recipients should exhibit a teamwork approach to their NCSITE responsibilities, excellent leadership and professionalism skills, integrity, a willingness to learn, and an excitement for NCSITE activities and growth potential.
2012 Award Winner: Sarah Wicklund, EI
Sarah Wicklund, EI was recognized with the NCSITE New Member Award. She was an active member of the NCSU Student Chapter of ITE. In 2008, she was selected as the runner-up for the Best Graduate Student Paper by the Southern District ITE. Upon graduation she immediately became an active member of the Transportation Planning Council by organizing and running the NCSITE Mid-year meetings. In 2011, she accepted the challenge to chair the Transportation Planning Council. She has been described as one of our “next generation of leaders”, and has given unselfishly without seeking to draw attention to herself.
She was also described as someone with a bright future, a giving spirit and dedication to the transportation profession and Section. Sarah’s parents, Monica and Buck Wicklund were in attendance for the presentation of the award.
Congratulations to Sarah Wicklund, EI, of URS for receiving the 2012 NCSITE New Member Award!
Past Award Winners