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Awards & Honors

Texas Section Awards

The following Texas Civil Engineering Awards were established with the objective of recognizing engineers who provide exemplary service to the Section and the general public through their professional work and volunteer efforts.

  • Award of Honor
  • Professional Service Award
  • Service to the People Award
  • Professional Service to Students Award
  • Government Civil Engineer Award
  • John A. Focht Jr Citizen Engineer Award
  • History & Heritage Award
  • Lifetime Service Award

Previous Texas Section Award Winners

2021 Awards Nomination Form – Nomination deadline has passed for 2021.

Contact Honors Committee Chair Chad Ballard for more information.

Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

The Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award may be given on annual basis to a completed project that demonstrates the greatest contribution to civil engineering progress and society as a whole. It must have been designed and/or built in Texas.

Previous Texas OCEA Award Winners

2022 Texas OCEA Entry Form The 2022 nomination deadline is October 31, 2021.

Contact 2021 Past Presidents Council Chair Lawrence Goldberg PE for more information.

Excellence in Journalism Award

The Excellence in Journalism Award honors journalists for outstanding coverage of civil engineers, civil engineering projects, and prominent industry issues. Our goal is to recognize journalism that highlights the role of civil engineers and the impact their work has on water supply, transportation, public works projects, the environment, and much more. We also want to recognize journalists that engage with the public in a way that benefits infrastructure initiatives.

Previous Excellence in Journalism Award Honorees

2021 Nomination Packet– The nomination deadline has passed for 2021.

Contact the Texas Section Office for more information.


Distinguished Members

Branch Full Name Year of Election
Austin Branch James D Murff, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 1981
Austin Branch C. Michael Walton, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 1992
Houston Branch Jerry R. Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE 1999
Austin Branch David E Daniel, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2007
Dallas Branch Richard W Furlong, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 2007
Caprock Branch Kishor Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, F.SEI 2007
Austin Branch Clifford J Schexnayder, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 2009
Brazos Branch Dallas Little, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 2011
Austin Branch John E Breen, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2011
Austin Branch Richard L Tucker, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2012
Austin Branch William Howard Espey, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE 2014
Brazos Branch Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE 2014
Houston Branch Thomas T.C. Hsu, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 2015
Brazos Branch Vijay P Singh, D.Sc, P.E., Hon.D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE 2015
Houston Branch Pol D Spanos, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, F.EMI, Dist.M.ASCE 2015
Austin Branch Thomas J. R. Hughes, Ph.D., P.E., NAS, NAE, F.EMI, Dist.M.ASCE 2015
Austin Branch Kenneth H Stokoe, II, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2016
Austin Branch James O Jirsa, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2017
Houston Branch Anestis S Veletsos, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2018
Corpus Christi Branch Joseph E Minor, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE 2018
Brazos Branch Jose M Roesset, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE 2018