2016 Columbus Chapter Annual Awards
During our Annual Meeting on January 28, 2016, the 2016 Annual Awards were presented.
The Innovative Transportation Solution Award was presented to Amy Rosepiler, PE at Burgess & Niple, Inc. for her work on the city of Upper Arlington's Tremont Road Improvement project.
The Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award was presented to Bernice Cage for her work with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in promoting women and minorities into leadership positions.
The Employer of the Year Award was presented to Carpenter Marty Transportation for their support as a corporate sponsor of the WTS Columbus Chapter since the company was founded and fully supporting the mission of WTS. In 2015, 40% of Carpenter Marty Transportation new hires were women.
Emilie Worley, a Transportation Engineer at Burgess & Niple, Inc., received the Member of the Year Award for her work as Vice President of WTS Columbus. Emilie worked diligently to increase event attendance and has an unprescedented commitment to the chapter.
The Woman of the Year Award was presented to Elaine Roberts, President and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. Elaine was honored for being instrumental in envisioning, designing, developing, and implementing a plan to build an intermodal facility at Rickenbacker International Airport.
The BroMember of the Year Award was presented to Dean C. Ringle, Franklin County Engineer for his continuous support for the mission of WTS.
WTS Columbus Scholarships:
Our chapter's 2016 Scholarships were awarded to three outstanding Ohio students.
Margaret Wilson, an engineering student at the The Ohio State University received the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates.
The Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Mehri Mohebbi from the University of Cincinnati.
The Diane Woodend Jones Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates was awarded to Amy Snell from Cleveland State University.
WTS Columbus congratulates these bright and talented young women in their achievements!