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Section Awards – CSWEA

    CSWEA Section Awards

    The following is a listing of the awards and medals that members of the Wisconsin section of CSWEA have been awarded.

    Seven “S” Society

    Award Description
    The Sentral States Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers was organized in 1971. The Select Society was modeled after similar societies that had previously been organized in other Member Associations. The earliest of these was founded in Pennsylvania by H.E. “Ted” Moses in 1937. The group was known as the Ted Moses Sludge Shovelers Society. Moses noticed that many members were contributing a great amount of unrecognized time and effort and that no formal way existed to reward these members.

    The Sentral States Select Society conforms to this tradition in many ways. Each member receives a certificate of membership and gold shovel that must be worn during all Central States functions. Central States members may become eligible for induction into the Select Society by activities worthy of recognition in the opinion of the Selection Committee. It is impossible to “join” the Select Society, as there are no dues. New members are initiated during a sacred ceremony at the Central States Water Environment Association Annual Meeting.

    Past Recipients
    2019Chris Lefevbre & Mark Mittag
    2018Glenn Tranowski & Jeremy Cramer
    2017Jim Kleinschmidt & Jon Butt
    2016Alan Grooms
    2015Julie McMullin & Dan Zitomer
    2014Matt Allen (i2016) & Eric Lynne
    2013Bill Oldenburg & Brandon Koltz (i2014)
    2012Rachel Lee & Dale Doerr - R
    2011Keith Hass & Troy Larson (i2013)
    2010Jim Beier (i2013) & Andy Craven
    2009Dave Arnott & Dennis Egge - R
    2008Dave Taylor & Max Anderson - R
    2007Jane Carlson & Tom Foltz - R
    2006Mike Pierner - R & Randy Wirtz
    2005Steve Godfrey & John Olson
    2004Jay Kemp & Tom Mulcahy
    2003Lamont Albers & Frank Tiefert
    2002Dan Busch & Phil Budde
    2001Rick Pace & Phil Budde
    2000Thomas W. Sigmund & William L. Marten
    1999Dean D. Falkner & Joseph S. Mandala
    1998James J. Smith & Peter C. Wachs
    1997Joan B. McNamee & Steven R. Reusser
    1996Paul A. Lange & Daniel L. Lynch
    1995James M. Force & Kenneth L. Sedmak
    1994William C. Boyle & Michael D. Doran
    1993Jeffrey Brochtrup & Ralph B. Schroedel, Jr.
    1992Paul H. Nehm & James G. Shaw & Charles A. Sorber (Honorary)
    1991Ronald W. Dickrell & Carol S. Strackbein
    1990Peter V. Cavegnaro & John R. Leonard
    1989Dale F. Stiller & Thomas E. Vik
    1988James J. Smith & Peter C. Wachs
    1987Thomas J. Bunker & Gordon H. Smith
    1986Lester O. Hoganson & Roger W. Sherman
    1985Frank T. Lamm
    1984Robert W. Bues & John W. Wagner
    1983Stanley P. Budrys & John H. Schlintz
    1982James R. Carpenter & Professor A. E. Zanoni & Karl R. Zuehlke
    1981A. E. Becher, Jr. & Karl G. Voelkel
    1980Jerold A. Kieffer & James L. Nemke
    1979Phillip S. Davy & Henry E. Dedinsky & Martin Lang (Honorary)
    1978Lawrence A. Ernest & Raymond J. Kipp & William E. Stanley (Honorary)
    1977Lawrence B. Polkowski & Joseph B. Hanlon (Honorary) & Gladys H. Swope (Honorary)
    1976Gary K. Coates & B. Victor Pfeiffer & Victor G. Wagner (Honorary)



    Harris Prescott Eddy Medal

    Award Description
    The Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal is awarded for research that makes a vital contribution to the existing knowledge of the fundamental principles or process of wastewater treatment, as comprehensively described and published in a Federal periodical.
    The award honors Harrison Prescott Eddy, a prominent engineer and a pioneer in the field of wastewater treatment.

    Past Recipients
    1989William C. Boyle
    1975Steven P. Graef
    1971Paul MacBerthouex & Lawrence Polkowski
    1955William Katz



    Radebaugh Award

    Award Description
    The Gus J. Radebaugh award is presented to the author or authors of the technical paper that was judged to be the best presentation at last year’s annual meeting.

    Past Recipients
    2019Robert S. Trotter and Elizabeth Heise
    “A Study on the Effects of Side Streams on Phosphorous Removal”
    2018"A Simple and Energy Efficient Approach to Cleaning Biogas"
    Sid Aurora, Lindsey Busch, Sean Snyder and Rudy Kilian
    2017“SNRP 101 – Fond du Lac WWTP Lab Experiences”
    Autumn Fisher, Jeremy Cramer, Eric Lynne
    2016Steven R. Reusser, Alan L. Grooms, Aaron P. Dose
    2015Jeremy Bril, Jane Carlson, John Leonhard
    2014Jared Greeno, Greg Paul, David Raskowic
    2013Chris Wilson and Jennifer Hindel
    2012Alan Grooms
    2011Navaneethan Navarathnam, Scott Royer, Peter R. Topczewski & Daniel Zitomer
    2010Steven R. Reusser
    2009Not Awarded
    2008Jay Kemp, Dennis Egge & Daniel Zitomer
    2007Tom Vik & Mark Surwillo
    2006Not Awarded
    2005Steve Reusser
    2002Steve ReusserGreg Zelinka
    2001Dan BuschMike Urbancic
    1999James A. Bilgo & Kenneth E. Kazubowski
    1998James J. Marx
    1995Thomas E. Vik & David T. Redmon
    1992Thomas E. Vik & James R. Kirk
    1991Paul MacBerthouex
    1990Steven R. Reusser
    1989Paul MacBerthouex & D. Robert Gan
    1988J. Willard DeBauche
    1987Glen T. Daigger
    1986Brooks Newbry & Diane Taniguchi-Dennis & Tom Sigmund
    1984Thomas E. Vik & Dennis J. Lammers & Daniel L. Roder
    1979Bruce Snyder
    1977Phillip E. Budde & Paul Nehm & William C. Boyle
    1972A.E. Zanoni & Rutkowski



    Collection System Award

    Award Description
    The Collection System Award is presented to an Association member in recognition of outstanding contributions in advancing collection system knowledge and direct or indirect improvement in water quality.

    Past Recipients
    2019Mark Kivela
    City of Marshfield, WI
    2018Bill Wehrley
    City of Wauwatosa
    2017Kevin L. Freber
    City of Watertown
    2016John Nelson
    2015Robert W. Lecey
    2014Tom Grisa
    2013Tim Bate
    Milwaukee Metropolitan SD
    2012Tom Grunewald
    Village of Boyd
    2011Tom Steinbach
    City of Oconomowoc
    2010Tim Zimmerman, Village of Germantown, WI
    2009Ron Dickrell
    Marshfield Wastewater Utility
    2008Steve Woodman
    City of Beloit
    2006Bob Bradley
    City of Racine
    2005Daniel Frye
    2002Nancy Schultz
    2001Mike Pierner
    2000Stanley Kucharski
    1998Floyd L. Finney
    1997Ronald Eifler
    1996James T. Kunz
    1995Donald C. Lythjohan
    1991Paul A. Lange
    1986Thomas F. Wolf



    Service Award

    Past Recipients
    2019Alan Grooms
    2019Jim Kleinschmidt
    2018Dave Arnott
    2017Jane Carlson
    2016Keith Haas
    President 2015-16
    2015Bill Oldenberg
    2014Eric Lynne
    2013Tom Mulcahy
    2012Brandon Koltz
    2011Randy Wirtz
    2010Bill Marten
    2009Jane Carlson
    2008Dave Taylor
    2007Tom Sigmund
    2006Ken Sedmak
    2005Dan Busch
    2004Paul Nehm
    2003Tom Krueger
    2002Paul Lange
    2001Rusty Schroedel
    2000John Leonhard
    1999Carol Strackbein
    1998Tom Bunker
    1997Jim Shaw
    1996Dan Lynch
    1995Ruth Ann Kolowith
    1990Jeff Brochtrup
    1989O. Fred Nelson
    1988Jim Nemke
    1987Frank Lamm
    1986Karl Voelkel



    Academic Excellence

    Award Description
    The Academic Excellence Award is presented for academic achievement by a full-time student enrolled in a master’s level or above program in environmental or sanitary engineering.

    Past Recipients
    2019Eileen Kennedy - Marquette University
    Alexander Weislak - Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Neil Funseth - University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Qionqion Dong - University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
    McKenna Farmer - University of Wisconsin – Platteville
    Daniel Rider - University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
    2016Finn Finucane, Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Vadym Ianaiev, Univ of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
    Stephen Matthias, Univ of Wisconsin – Madison
    Xiaopeng Min, Univ of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
    Matthew Nichols, Univ of Wisconsin – Green Bay
    Eric Osterdyk, Univ of Wisconsin – Platteville
    Kaushik Venkiteshwaran, Marquette University
    2013Adam R. Groshek - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    Amanda Heller - Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Sally Shumaker - University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Allen Williams - Marquette University
    Li Xiao - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    2012No Award Given.
    2011Evan Hunter, University of MN, Duluth Greg LeFevre, University of MN, Twin Cities Carl J. Sorensen, MN State University, Mankato
    2010No Award Given.
    2009Petia Tontcheva, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Kathryn Weissman, Illinois Institute of Technology
    2008Alison Ling, University of MN, Twin Cities Carla Petrich, University of MN, Duluth Michael Petersen, MN State University, Mankato
    2007Ryan Holzem UW Platteville Stacy Erin Metz, UW Madison Mark Hope, Marquette University Yang Liu, UW Milwaukee
    2006Carlos Lopez, U of I Adhiraj Joshi
    2004Phillip Bzdusek & Leon Downing
    2001Mike Gitter
    1998Jason P. Parrillo & Jenchie Wang
    1995Julie A. Hoffman
    1992Matt Talarczyk & Dr. Xiaochun Zhang & Michele Pluta
    1989Sanjay Yadav
    1986Kathleen M. Helf & Rick Lee Fero
    1985William Marten & Francis Mahuta, Jr.
    1984William Marten & Francis Mahuta, Jr.
    1983Thomas J. Simpkin
    1982Jeffrey A. Brochtrup
    1981David K. Stevens
    1980David L. Mueller



    Operations Award

    Award Description
    The Operations Award is given annually to an operator from each of the three member states in recognition of outstanding wastewater treatment plant operation. (Records missing for 1969-77 winners)

    Past Recipients
    2019Ryan Giefer
    2018Craig Lawniczak
    2017Sharon Thieszen
    2016Mary-Frances Klimek
    2015Kris August
    2014Bruce Bartel
    2013Jeremy Cramer
    2012David Carlson
    2011Rabert Sherr
    2010Dave Lefebvre
    2009Paul Christensen
    2008Jim Thalke
    2007Dennis Egge
    2006Tom Steinbach
    2005Not Awarded
    2004Joe Morrissey
    2003Ron Eifler
    2003Tom Zager
    2002John Fales
    2001Tom Krueger
    2000Ari Mathos
    1999Paul A. Lange
    1998Daniel L. Busch
    1997John Leonhard
    1995Kenneth Johnson
    1994Gerald Ellefson
    1993Nancy Mann
    1992J. Willard DeBauche, Jr.
    1991David Benner
    1990Stephen Miller
    1989Steve Reusser
    1988Dean Falkner
    1987Richard Neterval
    1986Thomas Bunker
    1985Paul Nehm
    1984Ed Kruger
    1983John Budde
    1982Richard Birner
    1981James Nemke
    1980William Behling
    1979Willis Stubbe
    1978Jerome Bersch



    Burke Safety Award

    Award Description
    The George W. Burke, Jr., Facility Safety Award is given in recognition of active and effective safety programs in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Established in 1982, the award was named in honor of Mr. Burke for his many years of service to the industry and the Federation as staff manager of technical services. He was instrumental in developing the Federation Annual Safety Survey.

    Past Recipients
    2019St. Cloud
    2018City of Janesville
    2017NEW Water
    2016Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    2015Western Lake Superior SD
    2014Veolia Water Milwaukee
    2013Not Awarded
    2012Metropolitan Council Environmental Services-East Business Unit
    2011Not Awarded
    2010Glenbard Wastewater Authority
    2009Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
    2008City of Crystal Lake, IL WWT Division
    2007North Shore Sanitary District
    2006Not Awarded
    2005City of Naperville, IL Springbrook WWT Facility Naperville, IL
    2004Glenbard Wastewater Agency, IL
    2003City of Elmhurst Elmhurst IL
    2002Heart of the Valley MSD
    2000Beloit Water Pollution Control Facility
    1999Racine Wastewater Utility
    1996Fox River Water Pollution Control Facility
    1995Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
    1994Janesville Wastewater Utility
    1991Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
    1986Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District
    1983Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant



    Hatfield Award

    Award Description
    The Hatfield Award is given for outstanding wastewater treatment plant operation. Established in 1946, it is named for William D. Hatfield, who was affectionately known as “Doc” Hatfield. “Doc” served as president of both the Federation (1958-59) and this Association (1944-45). He was a former superintendent of the Decatur, Illinois Sanitary District.

    Past Recipients
    2019Mary-Frances Klimek
    2018Thomas Sigmund
    2017 Larry Rogacki
    2016Sue Baert
    2015Eric Lecuyer
    2014Dale Doerr
    2013John Leonhard
    2012Rick Pace
    2011Mary Fralish
    2010Dan Lynch
    2009Dan Busch
    2008Steve Reusser
    2007Albert Parrella
    2006Dennis Streicher
    2005Terry Jackson
    2004Paul Thormodsgard
    2002Tom Bunker
    1997Dean D. Falkner
    1994Paul H. Nehm
    1993Ronald W. Dickrell
    1991Joseph L. Gehin
    1989Roger W. Sherman
    1985Frank D. Munsey
    1983James L. Nemke
    1978John W. Wagner
    1976Albert J. Winter
    1975Grant Haugstad
    1974Gary K. Coates
    1968David W. Martin
    1965Clyde F. Lehman
    1962Raymond D. Leary
    1959Frank I. Vilen



    Golden Manhole Award

    Past Recipients
    2019Chris Stamborski
    2018Brian Vander Loop & Peter Vanrolleghem (WEF)
    2017Amy Post & Jerad Wegner
    2016Jack Saltes & Allan Wheeler
    2015Tim Zimmerman
    2014Kevin Freber & Sam Warp
    2013Mark Kolczaski
    2012Randy Belanger
    2011Thomas Steinback
    2010Andy Craven & Dan Lynch
    2009Ruth Delay & Todd Stelmacher
    2008Jim Beier & Ned Paschke
    2007 Jim Beier & Ned Paschke
    2006Mike Krosnosky & Mike Spence
    2005Keith Alexander & Jim Fratrick
    2004Tom Bunker & Mike Pierner & Joan Hawley
    2003Tom Krueger & Frank Tiefert & Tim Bate & John Leonhard & Jim Smith
    2002Nancy Schultz
    2000Paul A. Lange


    WEF Service Award

    Past Recipients
    2015Ralph "Rusty" B. Schroedel, WEF Delegate ’12-14
    2013David L. Raby, WEF Delegate ‘11-13
    2005Tom Krueger
    2004Dan Lynch
    2003Carol Strackbein & Jim Force


    Bedell Award

    Award Description
    The Bedell Award was established to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a Water Environment Federation member association. Established in 1948, it is named in honor of Arthur Sidney Bedell, the second president of the Federation, who exemplified its purpose by his devotion and long service to the New York Water Pollution Control Association.

    Past Recipients
    2019Mike Holland
    2018Doug Henrichsen
    2017Beth Vogt
    2016Patti Craddock
    2015Randall A. Wirtz
    2014Tim Tack
    2013Carol Strackbein
    2012Ralph B. Schroedel, Jr.
    2011Dennis Lindeke
    2010Scott Trotter
    2009Jim Roth P.E.
    2008Daniel Lynch, P.E.
    2007John Leonhard
    2006Bob L. Clavel, P.E.
    2005Jim Smith
    2001William C. Boyle
    1998Thomas J. Bunker
    1995James L. Nemke
    1992Frank T. Lamm
    1990B. Victor Pfeiffer
    1985A. E. Zanoni
    1984Gary K. Coates
    1981O. Fred Nelson
    1979Lawrence A. Ernest
    1976Raymond D. Leary
    1972William N. Konrad
    1969Frank I. Vilen



    Lab Analyst Excellence Award

    Award Description
    Established in 1992 to recognize individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism, and contributions to the water quality analysis profession, the Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award is given to an individual employed by an educational facility, laboratory, industrial, commercial or municipal laboratory which performs wastewater related analysis.

    Past Recipients
    2019Danette Stout
    2018Erick Hepp
    2017Jan Orth
    2016Autumn Fisher
    2015Montgomery Baker
    2014Stephen Hansen
    2013Torell Geffers
    2012Jeff Bratza
    2011David Piquett
    2010Judy Theon
    2009Marc R. Zimmerman
    2008Nora Erlandson
    2007John Kennedy
    2005Mike Urbancic
    2004Janet Tiffany
    2002Randy Thater
    1998Greg Zelinka
    1995Jeffrey A. MacDonald



    Gordon Maskew Fair Medal

    Past Recipients
    1993William C. Boyle



    Phillip F. Morgan Medal

    Past Recipients
    1989Terry R. Larson & Alan L. Berg



    George Bradley Gascoigne Medal

    Past Recipients
    2005Bill Marten & John Hung & Jeff Schilling
    Dennis Dineen & Gary Cressey
    1970Lawrence Ernest



    George J. Schroepfer Medal

    Past Recipients
    2005Dan Lynch & Jay Kemp
    1997Ralph B. Schroedel, Jr.



    Outstanding Achievement In Water Pollution Control

    Past Recipients
    1995Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District



    Industrial Environmental Achievement Award

    Past Recipients
    2003Wisconsin Plating Works, Racine, Wisconsin
    1996Kerry Ingredients, Jackson, Wisconsin
    1995Snap-On Tools, Kenosha, Wisconsin



    Innovative Technology Award – Instrumentation Category

    Past Recipients
    1997Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District


    Mission Statement

    To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.