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NMSU engineering professor receives distinguished service award

New Mexico State University's Kenneth White received the Distinguished Service Award last month from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), at the group's annual meeting in Buffalo. White is head of the civil, agricultural and geological engineering department in NMSU's College of Engineering, and is serving as interim director for the college's Engineering Research Center.


The annual award recognizes service to the council and significant contributions to member boards, to NCEES and to the advancement of licensure and the profession. Founded in 1920, NCEES is a national organization serving the engineering and land surveying professions. Services provided to state boards and professionals include examinations, record keeping and publications.

White earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. He joined NMSU in 1970 and has served as department head since 1988. He has been a member of the New Mexico Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors for five years, serving as chair for one year.