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Civil engineering head Kenneth White to receive national honor

Kenneth R. White, head of the New Mexico State University Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, will receive the Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) when the group holds its annual business meeting in Memphis Aug. 24-27.



Kenneth White, head of the NMSU civil engineering department, will receive the Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.


White is being honored for his service to the engineering and surveying professions. He received the NCEES Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and since then he has continued to provide outstanding service to NCEES and to the New Mexico Board of Licensure for Engineers and Surveyors, according to the NCEES.

White has chaired and been a consultant to a number of committees for the New Mexico board. He also served as NCEES Western Zone vice president from 2002 to 2004, as chair of the Committee on Examinations for Professional Engineers from 1999 to 2001, and as liaison or consultant to the Examination Audit Committee, the Committee on Examination Policy and Procedures, the Task Force on Test Administration, and the Computer-Based Testing Oversight Group. He worked on the Civil Exam Committee for several years, serving as chair from 1997 to 1999.

The NCEES, based in Clemson, S.C., develops licensing examinations for the engineering and surveying professions