A Night to Celebrate NDT

November 20, 2019

Yesterday, the Society recognized its outstanding volunteers and members in an elegant evening that ended with the presentation of the Society’s top recognitions and the ceremonial installation of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. 

Congratulations to the following individuals who were recognized: Stanley F. Botten, Neil W. Breslow, David L. Culbertson, Philip A. Oikle (not present), Chester F. Trzuskowski (not present), and William F. Via, Jr., who received the 50-Year Member Recognition; Rakesh Kumar Behera (not present) and Tsuchin Philip Chu, recipients of the ASNT Faculty Grant; Iowa State University, Pennsylvania State University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Pittsburgh, ASNT Fellowship Awards recipients; Alec Jobbins (not present), Jake M. Wagner, and Stetson Watkins, who were awarded the Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship; and Antionette (Toni) Bailey (who also served as the master of ceremonies for the evening), Richard H. Bossi, Kathy L. Ferguson, Salahuddin (Sal) Razi, and Ryan J. Spencer (not present) who received the Mentoring Award.

The Recognition for the Advancement of Women in NDT was presented to Jocelyn A. Langlois; and the Young NDT Professional Recognition was presented to Ahmed Arabi Hassen. The 2019 Class of Fellows was announced: Jennifer Anaya, Timothy L. Burkholder, Tsuchin Philip Chu, Ajay M. Koshti, and Jason Neill

The Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Recognition was presented to Flynn Spears. The George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation winner was Richard C. (Dick) Hooper. A recognition was presented to the 2019 Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture winner Tsuchin Philip Chu.
The winner of the Robert C. McMasterGold Medal is Claudia V. Kropas-Hughes (not present), and the Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Recognition winner is Joseph L. Mackin (the Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Recognition is the Society’s highest honor).

The following ASNT sections received the President’s Gold Award: Chicago, Greater Houston, Greater Los Angeles, Miami Valley, North Atlantic, Old Dominion, Pacific Northwest, San Diego, Saudi Arabian, and United Arab Emirates.

After the presentation of the awards, 2018–2019 President Scott P. Cargill passed the presidential collar to the 79th ASNT president, Michael V. McGloin, as per ASNT tradition. The evening concluded with the Incoming President’s Address given by McGloin. Click here to read the full speech.