ASCE Oregon Section Honors & Awards

About 50 ASCE Oregon members and their guests participated in a very special event aboard the Crystal Dolphin. 

The Annual Gala celebrates the success of the Oregon Section and recognizes the contributions of our members.  The Engineer of the Year awards were given out. 

This year's Engineer of the Year is Larry Magura.  Government Engineer of the Year is Tova Peltz and Young Engineer of the Year is Nick Hatch. 

We were honored to have ASCE President-Elect Kristina Swallow join us on this special occasion.  Ms. Swallow inducted the new officers. 

Brand new to the board this year is Jerald Ramsden as Treasurer and Courtney Davis as Oregon Section President-Elect.  Members and guests enjoyed a nice dinner in the private setting aboard the boat. 

David Sowers of WSDOT provided a special presentation on the high profile and impressive Alaskan Way Viaduct project. 

Adding to this was the unique ambiance as the boat plied the Willamette River on a perfect September evening and such great company of fellow ASCE devotees accompanied by their significant others.

Past Award Recipients

Engineer of the Year

2017    Larry Magura
2016    Gene Tupper, PE
2015    Mark Kennedy, PE
2014    Mark Libby, PE
2013    Jerry Palmer, PE
2012    Kent Yu, PE
2011    Christian Steinbrecher, PE
2010    Dr. Jeff Bradley, PE, D.WRE
2009    Bob Wright
2008    Bob Blakemore
2007    Scott Huff
2006    Rick Martin
2005    Wayne Huber, PhD, PE
2004    Edward Wortman
2003    H. Stanley Kelsay,
2002    Franz Rad
2001    Ken Archibald
2000    Trevor Smith

1999    Bill Jabs
1998    Robert J. Schultz
1997    David D. Driscoll
1996    Philip Smith
1995    Gregory E. DiLoreto
1994    Peter Klingeman
1993    Arlan H. Rippe
1992    Gary A. Parks
1991    Robert M. Bonney
1990    Harold Murray
1989    Harold “Hal” Pritchett
1988    Russell L. George
1987    W. Lee Schroeder
1986    Gordon W. Beecroft
1985    H. Chik Erzurumlu
1984    David J. Lewis
1983    Robert L. Norlander
1982    Bryon Jones
1981    No Award Given
1980    Holly A. Cornell
1979    C. Gary Peterson

Government Engineer of the year

2017    Tova Peltz
2016    Ken Archibald, PE
2015    Eric Destival, PE
2014    Tom Szymoniak, PE
2013    Tom Peterson, PE
2012    Dr. David Rogge, PhD
2011    Doug Tindall, PE
2010    Dr. Thomas Miller, PE
2009    No Award Given
2008    Browning, PhD, PE
2007    Mark Boguslawski
2006    Yumei Wang, PE
2005    Jim Duggan
2004    Greg DiLoreto
2003    Bruce Wilson
2002    Ken Roley
2001    Jim Doane
1999    Jerry Parmenter
1995    Gary A. Parks

young engineer of the year

2017    Nick Hatch
2016    Jason Magalen, PE
2015    Dan Shafar, PE
2014    Allison Pyrch, PE, GE
2013    Natalie Owen, PE
2012    Eric Destival, PE
2011    Scott Schlechter, PE, GE
2010    Blair Carlson, PE
2009    Melissa Moncada
2008    Javier Moncada
2007    Darren Hippenstiel
2006    Stacy Frost
2005    Joe Waln, EIT
2004    Tova Peltz
2003    Troy Hull,
2002    Monica Krueger
2001    Kurt Krueger

2000    Van McKay
1999    Kathy Sugnet
1998    Neil Pietrok
1997    Julie Gibson Doty
1996    Elizabeth Moorhead
1994    Jay Holtze
1993    Kathy VanHecke
1992    Vicky Riker
1991    Carrie Pak
1990    Roger Millar
1989    Brian P. Kuepper
1988    Brian L. Ray
1987    Kathy Thomas
1986    John Creveling
1985    Gregory E. DiLoreto
1984    Jory Abrams
1983    David P. Nicoli


2015    Evan Kristoff, PE
2014    Julie Kentosh, P.E.
2012    Charles Riley, Ph.D., P.E.
2011    Stuart Jantze
2008    Kurt Krueger, PE
2004    Allison Schaub
2003    Kristie Hartfeil, PE


2016    Raychel O’Hare
2007    Sharon Wood Wortman
1999    Gordon Oliver
1997    Peter Sleeth
1996    Bob Young
1994    Kevin L. Harden