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PIANC Members Among Inductees at Ports Conference

The newly created Academy of Coastal Ocean Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) hosted their inaugural Induction ceremony at the Ports 2010 Conference in Jacksonville, Florida on April 25.  The ceremony marked the launch of the new academy and honored its first founding engineer Diplomates. 

ACOPNE was created to complement ASCE's Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) and provides recognition to those individuals who have excelled in one or more of the sub-disciplines embraced by COPRI.  ACOPNE has defined subspecialty fields of expertise consistent with the sub-disciplines contained in COPRI: coastal engineering, ocean engineering, port engineering, and navigation engineering.

The speakers for the ceremony included COPRI President Ron Noble, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) President Bijan Mohraz, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, ACOPNE President Billy Edge, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, ACOPNE Trustee Karyn Erickson, P.E., M.ASCE, and ACOPNE Secretary John Segna, P.E., BCEE, M.ASCE.

The first class of ACOPNE Diplomates honored and recognized were:

Walter Crampton P.E.,D.CE, M.ASCE
Richard Czlapinski P.E.,D.PE, M.ASCE
James Dailey Ph.D.,P.E.,D.OE, M.ASCE
Billy Edge Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, Dist.M ASCE
Karyn Erickson P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
William McAnally Ph.D., P.E., D.NE, F.ASCE
Ronald Noble P.E., L.S., D.PE, F.ASCE
Michael Ports P.E., P.H., D.WRE, D.NE, F.ASCE
Douglas Thiesson P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
John Bomba P.E., Dist.D.OE, F.ASCE
Robert Kirby Ph.D., B.Sc., C.Geol., FGS, Dist.D.NE
Nicholas Kraus Ph.D., Dist.D.CE, M.ASCE
Orville Magoon P.E., Dist.D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE
Robert Nichol P.E., Dist.D.PE, F.ASCE
Richard Seymour Ph.D., Dist.D.CE, F.ASCE
Gordon Sterling Dist.D.OE, M.ASCE
Thomas Wakeman, III Ph.D., P.E. Eng.Sc.D., Dist.D.NE, Dist.D.PE
Robert Wiegel P.E., NAE, Dist.D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE
Stephen Balint P.E., D.OE, M.ASCE
James Blanchar P.E., D.NE, F.ASCE
Lynn Bocamazo P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Kevin Bodge Ph.D, P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Russell Boudreau P.E.,D.PE, M.ASCE
Michael Briggs Ph.D., P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE
Albert Browder Ph.D, P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Charles Calhoun, Jr. P.E.,D.NE, F.ASCE
Thomas Campbell P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Joseph Colonell Ph.D, P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE
Gerardo Contreras P.E., LEED AP, D.PE**
Jack Cox P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Stephen Curtis P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Larry Daggett Ph.D., P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
Robert Dean P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Stephen Dickenson Ph.D., P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Allen Dupont P.E., P.L.S., M.B.A., D.NE, M.ASCE
Laurence Emsley MBA, PMP, P.E., D.PE
Lesley Ewing P.E., D.CE,M.ASCE
Scott Hagen Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
John Hamrick Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
John Headland P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
John Hite, Jr. Ph.D., P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
Sandra Knight Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, D.NE, M.ASCE
David Kriebel Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Chia-Chi Lu Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
John Mahony Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, F.ASCE
Douglas Mann P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
James Marino M.E., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Peter Marshall P.E., D.OE, M.ASCE
Matthew Martinez P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Bruce McCartney P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
Jon Moore P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Scott Noble P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Eric Olsen P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Fernando Pages P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Vijay Panchang Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Thomas Pokrefke,Jr. P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
John Ramsey P.E., L.S., D.CE, M.ASCE
Robert Randall Ph.D., P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE
Julie Dean Rosati Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Edward Schmeltz P.E., D.OE, F.ASCE
Jane Mckee Smith Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Orson Smith P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Thomas Spencer P.E., S.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Carl Strock P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
Leonard Sugin P.E., D.PE, M.ASCE
Jack Templeton, III P.E., D.OE, M.ASCE
Donald D. Treadwell Ph.D., P.E., G.E., D.CE, F.ASCE
Cliff Truitt Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Michael Walther P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
J. Richard Weggel Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, F.ASCE
Michael Whelan P.E., D.CE, M.ASCE
Stanley White P.E., D.OE, M.ASCE
Harley Winer Ph.D., P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
David Wisch P.E., D.OE, M.ASCE

ACOPNE started operations in October 2009 and is the third specialty certification program created under the guidance of Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC). Since the inaugural ceremony in Jacksonville, ACOPNE has recognized additional Diplomates at the OTC conference in Houston this past May and plans to host ceremonies at the ICCE conference in Shanghai, China, in July and a fall ceremony in November at the first inaugural COPRI Congress in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information on ACOPNE, please visit: www.acopne.org You are leaving the PIANC USA web site. Click this icon for more information..


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