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

2016 Lue-Hing, Cecil
2015 Pope, Richard J.
2014 Reinhart, Debra
2013 Corneille, Richard W.
2012 Lippy, Stephen G.
2011 Tripp, Sandra L.
2010 Selna, Michael W.
2009 Graef, Stephen P.
2008 Flynn, Brian P.
2007 Dominy, Matthew
2006 Echelberger, Jr., Wayne F.
2005 Hickman, Jr., H. Lanier
2004 Williams, Robert C.
2003 Ryckman, DeVere W.
2002 Boyle, William C.
2001 Dee, William P.
2000 Willis, Charles A.
1999 Conway, Richard A.
1998 Velzy, Charles O.
1997 Meyer, Jr., Alvan F.
1996 Lagnese, Jr., Joseph F.
1995 Pohland, Fred G.
1994 Vicory, Alan H.
1993 Lederman, Peter B.
1992 Marini, Robert C.
1991 Busch, William H.
1990 Perry, Robert R.
1989 Guy, Jr., Louis L.
1988 Hesketh, Howard E.
1987 Graber, Ralph C.
1986 Coulter, James B.
1985 Snow, Donald L.
1984 Niles, Jr., Charles F.
1983 Palange, Ralph C.

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