On May 7, 2014, the ACEC Committee of Fellows elected Ron Bottorff to be a “Fellow in the ACEC.”
The fellow designation is the ACEC’s way of recognizing members who have elevated the standards of the engineering profession. With this election, Ron joins 6 colleagues in Nebraska and more than 350 colleagues nationwide, who the ACEC has recognized with this designation.
The ACEC will present Ron, along with the other 2014 fellows, an ACEC Fellow Medallion during an awards luncheon on Friday, October 24 at the ACEC 2014 Fall Conference.
Attaining an ACEC fellow designation requires both a nomination and an application. A nominee may not initiate her or his own application for fellowship, but must be nominated either by a two-thirds majority of a member organization board or by three or more current ACEC Fellows. Upon nomination, the nominee then assists in the application preparation.
The application requires five letters of endorsement: two from current ACEC Fellows and three letters from current ACEC members who are personally acquainted with the nominee. None of the letters may come from the nominee’s current firm.
Additionally, the application for ACEC fellowship requires submission of materials that illustrate academic and professional qualifications and accomplishments demonstrating notable contributions to the objectives of ACEC. These qualifications and accomplishments must include:
- Being a principal for no less than five years of a firm which has been a member of ACEC for no less than five years;
- Service as an ACEC officer, director, or active committee member, and service to a member organization as an officer, director, or committee chair person; and
- Demonstration of notable contributions in administrative leadership, design, science, literature, education, service to the profession, and outstanding civic leadership.
Nominated by the Nebraska ACEC Board, Ron is honor and humbled by his recent ACEC Fellow designation: “It was a very unexpected honor to even be nominated, let alone to be elected. This certainly goes down as one of the highlights of my career.”
Ron went on to say this about ACEC Nebraska: “There could not be a better group of people to be associated with, [people] who selflessly work to better the business that we are all a part of.”
While Ron is humbled to have received this recognition from his colleagues, JEO is humbled and honored that Ron chose to be part of the JEO family for so long. Throughout his 41-year tenure at JEO, Ron has been a great employee, mentor, and all-around person. Contributing as much, if not more, to JEO as he did to the field of engineering, Ron certainly deserves this incredible career accomplishment.
Congratulation Ron Bottorff, ACEC Fellow!