Chris Monsere, Ph.D., P.E., research assistant professor in the Maseeh College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the recipient of two awards from the premier international transportation engineering society, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The ITE Oregon Section awarded Dr. Monsere the 2005 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for his contributions to transportation education, research, and practice in the state of Oregon.
At an even higher level, ITE’s District 6, covering thirteen western states, awarded Dr. Monsere the 2005 ITE District 6 Young Professional Achievement Award. This award recognizes young professionals who demonstrate the following:
- Exceptional dedication to the transportation profession through ITE service
- Significant accomplishments that benefit the profession of transportation engineering and planning
- Participation in mentoring transportation professionals
Dr. Monsere has volunteered as the ITE Oregon Section Webmaster, as publicity chair for the 2007 ITE District 6 Local Arrangements Committee, and as an advisor for the ITE student chapter at Portland State. His selection was based on these activities and his significant professional accomplishments benefiting the transportation industry. The District 6 award was presented in Kalispell, Montana in July 2005.
Pictured above is the award ceremony in Kalispell, Montana in July 2005. Left to right: Dalene Whitlock (ITE Vice President), Randy McCourt (ITE Past President), Chris Monsere, Ken Ackeret (ITE President) and Zaki Mustafa (ITE Past President). The patriotic shirts were fitting with the event, which has a different theme each year.
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Source: Professor Robert Bertini