Kappe Medal

Stanley E. Kappe Award

The Stanley E. Kappe Award honors the man whose dedicated leadership, strong devotion, and tireless efforts contributed so much to the growth and advancement of AAEE during the period he served as its Executive Director, 1971 to 1981.

This Award is presented to the Board Certified Environmental Engineer or Board Certification Environmental Scientist who has performed extraordinary and outstanding service contributory to significant advancement of public awareness to the betterment of the total environment and other objectives to the Academy.

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Environmental Scientist, click here


Kappe Winner

2017 Stanley E. Kappe Award Recipient

Merlyn L. Hough, P.E., BCEE

Merlyn Hough is the Director of the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) in Springfield-Eugene, Oregon, responsible for overall direction of the regional air quality agency for Lane County. Before LRAPA, he worked as environmental program manager (1994-2005) and senior environmental engineer (1981-1994) for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in the air quality and waste management programs.

Merlyn is a professional environmental and civil engineer, with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oregon State University and the University of Portland. He is a Trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists and a Fellow of the Air & Waste Management Association. Merlyn was the 2012 International President of the Air & Waste Management Association. He currently serves as the 2016 Past-President of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), the organization of state and local air directors in the U.S. Merlyn also serves as Co-Chair of the NACAA Agriculture Committee and was recently appointed to a two-year (2016-2018) term on the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force.

Merlyn and his wife Martha have five children and five grandchildren. The family enjoys running, walking and cycling on the paths around Eugene, and flyfishing the streams and lakes of Oregon. Martha and Merlyn are currently experiencing (since September 2013) the joys of driving electric vehicles.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2016

Cecil Lue-Hing

2015

Richard J. Pope

2014

Debra Reinhart

2013

Richard W. Corneille

2012

Stephen G. Lippy

2011

Sandra L. Tripp

2010

Michael W. Selna

2009

Stephen P. Graef

2008

Brian P. Flynn

2007

Matthew Dominy

2006

Wayne F. Echelberger, Jr.

2005

H. Lanier Hickman, Jr.

2004

Robert C. Williams

2003

DeVere W. Ryckman

2002

William C. Boyle

2001

William P. Dee

2000

Charles A. Willis

1999

Richard A. Conway

1998

Charles O. Velzy

1997

Alvin F. Meyer, Jr.

1996

Joseph F. Lagnese, Jr.

1995

Frederick G. Pohland

1994

Alan H. Vicory

1993

Peter B. Lederman

1992

Robert C. Marini

1991

William H. Busch

1990

Robert R. Perry

1989

Louis L. Guy, Jr.

1988

Howard E. Hesketh

1987

Ralph C. Graber

1986

James B. Coulter

1985

Donald L. Snow

1984

Charles F. Niles, Jr.

1983

Ralph C. Palange

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