Tibshrany Honored for Service to NCEES
Mitchell Tibshrany, left, receives congratulations from current NCEES president Henn Rebane.
At its August 2009 annual meeting, NCEES presented the Distinguished Service Award to Mitchell Tibshrany Jr., P.E., of Columbia, S.C., for his dedicated service to the engineering and surveying professions. A member of the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors from 1996 to 2008, Tibshrany served as board chair, vice chair and secretary during his tenure. While on the Board, he was instrumental in decisions on budgets, policy and enforcement issues, and he worked to ensure Board representation at zone and national meetings and on NCEES committees. He also promoted faculty licensure and spoke to university students about the value of licensure. He is now an emeritus member of the South Carolina Board. Tibshrany served as the 2005-07 Southern Zone vice president. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Council Activities for four terms and served as a member of the Committee on Awards, the Mobility Task Force, and the Special Awards Task Force. In May 2009, Tibshrany was awarded the Southern Zone Distinguished Service Award. Tibshrany has been a member of the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers since 1973 and is as a past president of the organization's Columbia chapter. He is a former chair of the South Carolina Joint Engineers Council and a past president of the Columbia and South Carolina sections of IEEE.
Gene L. Dinkins, P.E., P.L.S
At the August 2009 NCEES annual meeting, delegates elected Gene L. Dinkins, P.E., P.L.S., as NCEES treasurer for a two-year term (2009-11). A resident of Columbia, South Carolina, Dinkins has been a member of the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors since 2004. He is the current board chair. Dinkins also served as 2007-09 NCEES Southern Zone vice president. Dinkins has more than 35 years of experience in surveying and engineering. He is the president of Cox and Dinkins, Inc., a surveying and civil engineering firm. He is a past chair of the Richland County (S.C.) Planning Commission and the City of Columbia (S.C.) Planning Commission. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina's School of Law and its College of Engineering. Dinkins holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University as well as a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of South Carolina.