In honor of Earle J. Fennell, ACSM President 1966-1967 and ACSM Executive Director 1968-1971, ACSM created this award to be presented for distinguished educational contributions to the surveying and mapping profession. Persons who have worked in any aspect of surveying and mapping education may be nominated. The nominee may or may not be a professional educator, but should have a sustained record of superior performance in surveying and mapping education for more than ten years at the local, state, or national level.
Subsequent to the ACSM/NSPS merger, NSPS continues the tradition of presenting this award annually.
The seven (7) member judging committee has decided that the 2015 award should go to two equally qualified, and deserving, candidates. They are John J. Doody, LS/PE, long-time educator in Connecticut (currently serving as part-time faculty at Central Connecticut State University), and Kurt B. Wurm, Ph.D., P.L.S., Associate Professor –Surveying Engineering, New Mexico State University.
NSPS extends its congratulations and sincere appreciation to John (Jay) and Kurt.