"A Distinguished Member is a person who has attained
acknowledged eminence in some branch of engineering or in the arts
and sciences related thereto, including the fields of engineering
education and construction."
Whether elected from the membership as a Society Fellow or Member, Distinguished Members (formerly called Honorary Members) are entitled
to all the rights and privileges of the Society. The total number
of Distinguished Members elected in any year should not exceed one for every
7,500 members. Members of the Board of Direction are ineligible for
election to honorary membership during their terms of active membership
on the Board of Direction.
The Membership Directory of the Society contains a "Historic
Roster of Honorary Members" and
a list of active Distinguished/Honorary Members.
- Nominations for Distinguished Membership to be presented in any year
must be submitted to the ASCE Honors and Awards Program Office no later
than October 1 of the previous year. Each nomination should be accompanied
by a complete biography of the nominee and a one-page summary thereof,
a citation, a 200-word rationale statement, a complete nomination form,
and a minimum of six (maximum ten) letters of endorsement.
- The Society Awards Committee will review the nominations and transmit
to all members of the Board of Direction, not later than one month
prior to the meeting at which they will be considered by the Board,
the names and biographies of those nominees whom it recommends for
election. The listing of recommended nominees should not exceed one
name for every 7,500 members of the Society. Voting by the Board of
Direction is by secret ballot, without discussion. Names of candidates
voted on but not elected may be resubmitted by the Society Awards Committee
to the Board of Direction for two years, after which their names will
be dropped from the roster of candidates unless re-nominated. Names
of candidates considered by the Society Awards Committee but not nominated
for election will be reconsidered for two years after which their names
will be dropped from the roster of candidates unless re-nominated.
- A person elected to Distinguished Membership will be notified promptly
thereof by the Secretary. The election will be canceled if an acceptance
is not received within sixty days after the mailing of such notice.
Send your completed nomination package to:
Jane Moran Alspach,
Honors and Awards
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400