J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award - Large Company

JW_Morris_Sustaining_Member_AwardThe J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award is named in honor of Lt. Gen. John W. Morris, USA (Ret.). The Award was first presented to an SAME Sustaining Member company in 1981.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, an SAME Sustaining Member company in the private sector must be a Sustaining Member of at least two or more SAME Posts in each of the previous five years.

Nomination Criteria: The company will be evaluated based on the extent to which during the previous calendar year:

  1. The company appoints individuals to sustaining member representative positions for each Post affiliation.
  2. Company representatives take on leadership positions at the Post, Region and National level, including Board of Direction, standing committees and conference planning committees.
  3. Company supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs.
  4. Company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities.
  5. The number of Posts supporting the nomination with validation of the company's participation during the past year (in the form of attached letters of support).
  6. The company advertises in SAME publications (The Military Engineer, and the print version of the Directory of Member Companies & Organizations).
  7. The company exhibited and sponsored activities/events at SAME National and Region Conferences.

Nomination and Submittal Process:
A company must nominate itself for the award. Written referrals from Posts are welcome as part of the nomination package. The nomination is due to SAME HQ on or before on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The award nomination requires 10 printed copies and MUST be submitted via mail. No nominations will be processed without a complete nomination package. Completed nomination packages include:

  • nomination summary detailing how the nominee meets each of the stated criteria;
  • 250 word citation;
  • supporting endorsement letters (if required); and
  • company logo in .jpg or .tif format, at a resolution of 300 dpi, burned to disc or included on flash drive.

It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure that the nomination package is successfully completed. Please send 10 copies of the completed nomination package to:

SAME ATTN: Awards
607 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award Past Recipients

  • 2013 - CH2M Hill
  • 2012 - Atkins
  • 2011 - Weston Solutions
  • 2010 - Parsons
  • 2009 - HDR
  • 2008 - URS Corp.
  • 2007 - Jacobs Carter Burgess
  • 2006 - AMEC
  • 2005 - MWH Americas Inc.
  • 2004 - Michael Baker Corporation †
  • 2003 - Large Business(es) - Stanley Consultants Inc. and Weston Solutions Inc.
  • 2003 - Small Business - Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • 2002 - Large Business - Arcadis
  • 2002 - Small Business - ABMB Engineers Inc.
  • 2001 - Large Business -Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.
  • 2001 - Small Business - Engineering Consulting Services Ltd.
  • 2000 - Huitt-Zollars Inc.
  • 1999 - Arcadis Geraght & Miller Inc.
  • 1998 - Sverdrup Corp.
  • 1997 - Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall
  • 1996 - Rust International inc.
  • 1995 - CH2M Hill
  • 1994 - STV Group
  • 1993 - Dames & Moore
  • 1992 - Sverdrup Corp.
  • 1991 - The Schemmer Assoc., Inc.
  • 1990 - Global Associates
  • 1989 - USKH Inc.
  • 1988 - Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
  • 1987 - 3M
  • 1986 - Henningson, Durham & Richardson
  • 1985 - Black & Veatch
  • 1984 - Holmes and Narver
  • 1983 - The American Dredging Co.
  • 1982 - Walk, Haydel & Assoc. Inc.
  • 1981 - Dalton, Dalton, Newport

* 2001 was the first year in which SAME gave J.W. Morris Sustaining Member of the Year Awards to both small and large businesses.
† In 2004, the Small Business Award was separated and renamed for former SAME president Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, USA (Ret.) .

 

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