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ACEC Honors Engineers, Students with National Awards

ACEC Honors Engineers, Students with National Awards

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Last week, the American Council of Engineering Companies presented awards to engineers who have made significant contributions to their profession and their community at the organization’s Fall Conference in Austin, Texas.

The outstanding awardees include students, young professionals, community service volunteers, and engineers that made a lasting impact on the profession.

ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr said of the awardees, “Engineers play a vital role in our communities by pioneering advancements and serving as the backbone of progress, innovation, and resilience. From safer roads and bridges to cleaner air and water, engineers are at the forefront of improving our world.

“The engineers being recognized with these awards and scholarships are using their skills and talents to make our communities safer, healthier, and more prosperous. We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and to support their continued success.”

2023 Young Professional of the Year Awardees         

Top Young Professional of the Year

Erik Walega, Staff Engineer with RESPEC Company, LLC, Rapid City, SD

Young Professionals of the Year

Ryan Delves, Transportation Design Department Manager with Stanley Consultants, Chicago, IL

Jonathan Markt, Senior Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner with HDR, Omaha, NE

Jessica Ross, Senior Associate with Watts Architects & Engineers, Buffalo, NY

Jessica Splittgerber, Transportation Project Engineer with EMCS, Inc., Wausau, WI

2023 Inductees to the ACEC College of Fellows

Derek Clyburn, ECS Southeast, Raleigh, NC

Gary Hartong, The Wooten Company, Raleigh, NC

Matt Hirst, CRS Engineers, Salt Lake City, UT

Andrew McCune, Wade Trim, Taylor, MI

Gary Raba, Raba Kistner, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Rizwan Siddiqi, EBA Engineering, Laurel, MD

2023 Scholarship Recipients

ACEC Life/Health Trust Scholarship

Jayci Tsuhako, University of California – San Diego

ACEC Small Firm Coalition Scholarship

Jaclyn Bashore, University of Cincinnati

 a/e ProNet Scholarship

Jillian Dlouhy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Omaha

College of Fellows Scholar of the Year

Michael Drummond, University of Cincinnati

J.A. Watts Diversity in Engineering Scholarship

Madison Allen, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Kimley-Horn Diversity in STEM Scholarship

Angel Randall, Prairie View A&M University

Kimley-Horn Diversity in STEM Scholarship

Alex Chau, San Diego State University

Lee Rice LRE Water Scholarship

Kyle Van Horn, Ohio Northern University

Morrissey Goodale Diversity in STEM Scholarship

Grace Whisler Lipford, Kansas State University

Morrissey Goodale Helping Hand Scholarship

Isabella Bernard, The Catholic University of America

Stanley Consultants Diversity in Engineering Scholarship

Morgan Trechter, The Catholic University of America

Stanley Consultants Helping Hand ScholarshipKatlynn Vicuna, University of Hawaii at Manoa

2023 ACEC Community Service Awards

C.K. Satyapryia, President & CEO, CTL Engineering, Columbus, OH

Rizwan Siddiqi, President & CEO, EBA Engineering, Laurel, MD

2023 QBS Special Recognition Award

Alabama State Senator Clyde Chambliss

2023 Coalitions Distinguished Service Award

John Burns, Senior Vice President and COO at Burns Engineering, Philadelphia, PA

2023 Chair Emeritus Award

John Carrato, Immediate Past Chair of the ACEC Research Institute and former CEO and Chair of Benesch, Chicago, IL

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of the nation’s engineering industry. Founded in 1909, ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations representing more than 5,500 engineering firms and 600,000+ engineers, surveyors, architects, and other specialists nationwide. ACEC member firms drive the design of America’s infrastructure and the built environment.


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