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Nominate an Individual for an Award

BICSI presents several awards each year. Below, you will see three awards and their descriptions. If you believe you know someone deserving of one of these awards, please email awards@bicsi.org by the deadline listed to submit your nomination. Nominations should include: the person’s name, address, job title, company affiliation and the award for which he/she is being nominated. Also, please include a brief description of contribution(s) made by the nominee to the field of telecommunications/information and communications technology (ICT), and any pertinent support data as to why he/she should receive the award.

David K. Blythe/University of Kentucky Award for Outstanding Member of the Year
This award recognized the volunteer spirit of BICSI members. It spotlights one individual as the BICSI member of the year for outstanding efforts in promoting BICSI's educational programs and the organization's commitment to professional development within the telecommunications industry. The deadline for nominations for this award is Monday, November 3, 2014.

Larry G. Romig Committee Member of the Year Award
This award was developed in recognition of the volunteer work performed by BICSI members. It honors an individual of exemplary efforts and dedication to work activities performed as member of a BICSI committee. The deadline for nominations for this award is Monday, November 3, 2014.

Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry
Awarded by the University of South Florida College of Engineering, this award recognizes the lifetime achievement or major accomplishment of an individual in the telecommunications industry. It promotes the efforts of an individual who enhances the scientific, technical, or educations aspects of the telecommunications industry, or who promotes the professionalism of the industry. The deadline for nominations for this award is Friday, December 5, 2014. Click here for more information about this award.


If you know someone you believe would be deserving of one of the awards above, please send information about the individual to awards@bicsi.org by the deadlines listed. We look forward to receiving your nominations.
 

David K. Blythe/University of Kentucky Award for Outstanding Member of the Year

This award recognized the volunteer spirit of BICSI members. It spotlights one individual as the BICSI member of the year for outstanding efforts in promoting BICSI's educational programs and the organization's commitment to professional development within the telecommunications industry.

Harry J. Pfister, 1976
Frank Bourassa, 1977
Ted Ott, 1978
Ross Cotton, 1979
Edward R. Kientz, 1980
Bill Stuedemann, 1981
Jack Davis, 1982
Ray Gendron, 1983
Jim McCorkle, 1984
Joe Greenberg, Ph.D, 1985
Tom Larsen, 1986
Nan Kutcher, 1987
Wes Summers, RCDD, 1988
Bill Pike, 1989
Michael St. Angelo, RCDD, 1990
Tony Minichiello, 1991
George Layer, RCDD, 1992 
Ray Gendron, 1993
Russ Oliver, RCDD, 1994
Joe O'Brien, 1995

Cory Boon, RCDD, NTS, 1996
Steve Kepekci, RCDD, NTS, 1996
Pat Hadden, RCDD, NTS, 1997
Paulo Eduardo da Silva, RCDD, 1998
Paul Van der Stappen, 1999
Thomas C. Rauscher, 2000
Andrew Stevens, 2001
Masood Shariff, 2002
John Case, RCDD, 2003
Boyd Uppman, RCDD, NTS, 2004
John F. Osborn, 2005
Rita Recalcati, 2006
Phil Janeway, RCDD, 2007
Eugene Botes, RCDD, NTS, 2008
Betty Bezos, RCDD, ESS, NTS, OSP, WD, 2009
Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS, 2010
Patricia A. Fisher, RCDD, DCDC, OSP, WD, 2011

Ninad M. Desai, RCDD, NTS, 2012
Todd Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, 2013

Larry G. Romig Committee Member of the Year Award

This award was developed in recognition of the volunteer work performed by BICSI members. It honors an individual of exemplary efforts and dedication to work activities performed as member of a BICSI committee.
 
John Brazee, RCDD, 1989
Claude Allard, 1990
John Bakowski, RCDD, 1991
Harry J. Pfister, RCDD,  1992
John Payseur, RCDD, 1993
Donna Ballast, RCDD, 1994
Donna Bell, 1995
Mitchell Brewer, RCDD, NTS, 1996
Robert Faber, Jr., RCDD, NTS, 1997
Ray Craig, RCDD, NTS, 1998
Robert Jensen, RCDD, 1999
Colin Browitt, RCDD, 2000
Dennis Middleton, 2000
Peter Olders, RCDD, NTS, OSP, 2001

Sam Rosenthal, RCDD, NTS, 2002
Dave Labuskes, RCDD, NTS, OSP, 2003
R.S. (Bob) Erickson, RCDD, NTS, OSP, 2004
J. Carl Bonner, Jr. RCDD, OSP, WD, 2005
Stephen Banks, RCDD, 2006
Tony Whaley, RCDD, NTS, WD, 2007
Edward Boychuk, RCDD, 2008
John Rupf, RCDD, NTS, 2009
Igor G. Smirnov, RCDD, 2010
David Bowling, RCDD, 2011
Myra Bowling, 2011
Cathy Dunn, RCDD, 2012
Robert Hertling, RCDD, OSP, 2013

Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry

Awarded by the University of South Florida College of Engineering, this award recognizes the lifetime achievement or major accomplishment of an individual in the telecommunications industry. It promotes the efforts of an individual who enhances the scientific, technical , or educations aspects of the telecommunications industry, or who promotes the professionalism of the industry.
 

George Gage, 1982
Ray Blain, 1983
William U. Wylie, 1984
David K. Blythe, 1985
Edward J. Cohen, 1986
Bob Stoffels, 1987
James W. Hudson, CVS, 1988
Dunn G. Harvey, RCDD, 1989
Richard K. Snelling, PE, 1990
John Gage, RCDD, 1991
Edward R. Kientz, 1992
Ray Gendron, 1993
Ray Steele, 1994
Ross G. H. Cotton, 1995
Robert J. Schreiber, RCDD, 1996
Larry G. Romig, 1997
Anthony T. Minichiello, 1998
James M. Sinopoli, PE, RCDD, 1999
John Brazee, RCDD, 2000
 

Joe O'Brien, 2001
Ron Provost, RCDD, 2002
Edward J. Donelan, 2003
Donna Ballast, RCDD, 2004
Richard (Dick) Reed, RCDD, OSP, 2005
Paul Kish, 2006
Ray Keden, RCDD, 2007
Hugo Draye, 2008
Bob Jensen, RCDD, 2008
Valerie Maguire, 2009
Jonathan Jew, 2010
Herb Congdon II, PE, 2011
Julie Roy, RCDD, ESS, NTS, 2011
Mark S. Harger, 2011
Steve Surfaro, 2012
Jerry Allen, 2013

The Presidential Eagle Award

The Presidential Eagle Award is presented to individuals who have exhibited leadership, sacrifice, faith in the great BICSI association and dedication to our cause over a period of time
 

Jerry Bowman, RCDD, NTS, CISSP, CPP, TPM, CSI, 2008
Robert "Bob" S. Erickson, RCDD, NTS, OSP, WD, 2008
Stephen C. Calderon, RCDD, NTS, OSP 2009
John Adams, RCDD, OSP, 2010
Denise Adams, 2010
Kazuo Kato, 2011
David M. Richards, RCDD, NTS, OSP, ITS Technician, 2012
John D. Clark Jr., CAE, 2013
Frank M. Drendel, 2014

Ross G.H. Cotton Canadian Region Award

This award was created in 1992 to recognize contribution of an individual in BICSI Canadian Region to the advancement of BICSI and its goals and objectives.
 

Edward Boychuk, 1992
Dunn G. Harvey, RCDD, NTS, 1995
Roman Dabrowski, RCDD, 1998
Julie Roy, RCDD, NTS, 2004
Network Cabling Magazine &
Cabling Network Systems Magazine, 2006
Peter Levoy, RCDD, 2010
Richard Smith, RCDD, NTS, OSP, 2012

European Member of the Year Award

The European Member of the Year Award was established in 2010 in an effort to spotlight a member of the European Region who has made a significant contribution to BICSI and the ICT industry on a whole throughout Europe.

Greg Sherry, RCDD, NTS, WD, 2010
Melanie Green, 2011

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