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NMSU professor wins Surveyor of Year award

Steve Frank, associate professor of surveying engineering in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, has been named Surveyor of the Year by the New Mexico Professional Surveyors (NMPS).


The award is given each year to a member of the surveying profession who has given great service to the profession over the years. Nominations come from several chapters of NMPS.

Frank said receiving the award was gratifying. "I am happy and proud to be the recipient for 2007," he said. "It is nice to be recognized for effort that you put in."

Frank teaches plane surveying, boundary law, subdivision design and land information systems. He has been licensed as a professional land surveyor in California since 1980 and in New Mexico since 1996.

Before moving to New Mexico, Frank worked in California, Maine and Saudi Arabia. He is a former president of NMPS and of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying. He is the co-author of a textbook, "Professionalism and Ethics in Surveying."

"I'm extremely proud of the fact that he is being recognized for his tremendous service," Dean of Engineering Steve Castillo said. "We are continuing to work hard to meet the needs of our constituents throughout New Mexico. What he does in New Mexico is a good example of that."

NMPS has eight chapters located throughout the state. Their goal is to keep the land surveying profession respected and worthy of public and professional esteem, while maintaining high ethical standards and encouraging educational development of its members.