Awards

2015 KRAMER AWARD

 

Each year the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals selects a member to receive the Dr. Richard J. Kramer Certified Environmental Professionals (CEP) Memorial Award for Environmental Excellence. This year the recipient is Gary F. Kelman, MS, CEP.  The award was given in recognition of Gary's lifetime of achievement in the environmental profession including advancement of NAEP and ABCEP, wide-ranging programs in the State of Maryland, and on the national stage.  Gary is currently the Manager of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Program for the Maryland Department of the Environment.  Gary has served in many capacities on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), including President (3 terms), Vice-President and Secretary. He is the foudner of the Chesapeake Chapter of NAEP. Gary received an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryaland and a BS in Life Sciences from Philadelphia University. He holds the credential of Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) in Environmental Documentation.

KRAMER AWARD HISTORY :

2004 – Dr. Robert A. Michaels, CEP – Environmental Assessment

2005 – Norman Arnold, CEP- Environmental Documentation

2006- Audrey Binder, CEP – Environmental Planning

2007- Michael R. Herbaugh, CEP – Environmental Assessment

2008 – Richard E. Burke, CEP – Environmental Documentation

2009 – John J. Fittipaldi, CEP – Environmental Planning

2010 – Irving D. Cohen, CEP – Environmental Assessment

2011 – Richard P. McGucken, CEP Emeritus

2012 – Lori Cunniff, CEP – Environmental Documentation

2013- Connie Chitwood, CEP- Environmental Documentation

2014- Heidi Pruss, CEP - Operations

 

Dr. Richard J. Kramer, CEP Memorial Award for Environmental Excellence

kramer medal

The Dr. Richard J. Kramer, CEP, Memorial Award for Environmental Excellence was established by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) to recognize extraordinary achievements of individuals in the environmental profession.

The Award is a 0.999 fine silver medallion showing the likeness of Dr. Kramer on the front and the trademarked ABCEP seal on the obverse. The recipient also receives a laser-engraved birds-eye maple plaque.

Dr. Kramer's involvement in ABCEP spanned more than two decades. In 1982, he was the 31st person to earn the CEP designation. He served on the Academy's Certification Review Board from 1985 to 1999, when he resigned to become the first President of the Academy. Dick began his career in the environmental profession in 1972. For many years he was head of the environmental planning and NEPA office for the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in California.

The ABCEP Trustees are responsible for selecting the winner of the award. More than one award may be given each year. The award was presented for the first time in 2004, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the Certified Environmental Professional designation by the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and the 5th Anniversary of the creation of the ABCEP, which was created in 1999 to oversee the CEP program.


NOMINATING INFORMATION

Objective: Nationally recognize extraordinary achievements, leadership, and spirit of CEPs.
Eligibility: All ABCEP members
Who May Nominate: Any ABCEP member
Deadline: February of each year

CEP Award

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EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Announced in June 2013, the award recognizes environmental professionals for their leadership, professional involvement, commitment to foster environmental improvement, and actions to help make the world a better place for future generations.

EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HISTORY :

2013 – Heather Rickleff, CEP-IT

 

Emerging Environmental Professional Achievement Award

The Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) Emerging Environmental Professional Achievement Award recognize environmental professionals for their leadership, professional involvement, commitment to foster environmental improvement, and actions to help make the world a better place for future generations. ABCEP welcomes participation by other environmental organizations in co-sponsoring these awards. The nominee's contribution/achievements must be documented to include leadership at the local, regional, national and/or the international level. We are requesting nominations from you, your company, or agency describing outstanding environmental contributions from young professionals. Nominations may include young professionals whose leadership, projects or programs have advanced the environmental profession as recognized by others. Evidence may be provided in the form of references containing personal testimonies or corroboration of professional experiences; achievements, commendations from employers, Board of Directors and/or other professional associations or societies; commendations from governmental and/or private sector groups.

The Nomination period is announced mid-year and Award winner's are announced at the end of each year. The recipient will be featured in the ABCEP Newsletter and participating organizations' publications. Recipients will be eligible to apply for certification as either a CEP-IT or CEP. Application fees to join ABCEP and participating organizations will be waved for the first year.

The ABCEP Board of Trustees are responsible for selecting the winner of the award. More than one award may be given each year.


NOMINATING INFORMATION

Objective: Nationally recognize extraordinary achievements, leadership, and spirit of CEPs.

Eligibility: Environmental professionals who are:

Must not be older than 35 years old in the calendar year in which they are nominated.
Must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in an applicable field.
Must be a full-time environmental professional.
Must have a minimum of 5-years professional experience in a position of responsible charge.
Must have made a valuable contribution to the profession by serving in a leadership position.

Who May Nominate

Any environmental professional may nominate, you do not need to be a member of ABCEP to nominate.

Selection Criteria: The degree to which the nomination package can show that the nominee:
Demonstrates leadership in the Environmental Field.
Demonstrates expertise and competence in the environmental profession.
Encourages, mentors, and support other professionals in their work and community.
Acts as a role model for other young environmental professionals.
Has achieved accomplishments and innovations in the environmental profession.
Has a minimum of three references who can verify the above characteristics.

Nomination Deadline: Announced mid-year; Award winner's are announced at the end of each year.

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AWARD INFORMATION

Please contact ABCEPs Executive Administrator; send an e-mail if you have any questions about the nomination or the process.