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Post Awards

The Charleston Post was selected by SAME National as the 2017 Top Medium Post in the Society! This international recognition was achieved due to the outstanding involvement of YOU, the members. You are a part of an extremely engaged group of engineers and architects who are actively involved in volunteer efforts, community events, and vital support of the future of our industry through educational outreach. On behalf of the Charleston Post, we humbly accept this award in your honor. The formal award was presented at the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) in Kansas City, MO during the Society Leadership & Post Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23. 


Post Member Awards

Mr. Neeld Wilson Receives SAME National IGE Award

The president of Gator Engineering & Aquifer Restoration Inc. (GEAR) and member of the Charleston Post, Mr. Neeld Wilson, received the National SAME IGE award at the JETC convention in Kansas City on May 25, 2018.  The SAME IGE recognized Mr. Wilson’s dedicated effort to have the Small Business Administration (SBA) rescind the Self-Certification status for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in the System for Awards Management (SAM). Mr. Wilson was a member of the Rule Change Focus Group that included the SBA, Department of Veterans Affairs, and SAME.  Mr. Wilson’s 2016 White Paper on SDVOSB opportunities was selected by General Joseph Schroedel, the Executive Director of the Society of American Military Engineers, as a National Finalist to represent SAME in this important endeavor.


Col. (Ret.) Ronald Welch Receives SAME National Bliss Award

Charleston Post member Col. Ronald Welch, Ph.D, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), of the Citadel received the Bliss Metal at the JETC convention in Kansas City on May 25, 2018.  The SAME Bliss Medal is awarded to a SAME member in recognition of superior efforts in mentoring students in engineering and related disciplines. The medal is named in honor of Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, USA, and was first awarded in 1958.


Col. (Ret.) Dave McNeil Named SC Small Business Person of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has just unveiled the winners of the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year award. Each year the SBA recognizes and honors one small business owner from each state including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as the Small Business Person of the Year. South Carolina’s recipient for the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year award is Colonel (Ret.) Dave McNeil, President and CEO of Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS).


Melvin Williams Appointed to Two National Committees

Melvin C. Williams, Vice President with S&ME, Inc. has been appointed to two American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Committees. Williams has been appointed to the ACEC National Transportation Steering Committee and the American Council of Engineering Companies-American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Joint Committee.