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Transportation Expert Neville Parker Receives CUTC Award

Dr. Neville A. Parker, Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Civil Engineering at CCNY, has received the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research Award.

Dr. Neville A. Parker, Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Civil Engineering at The City College of New York, has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). 

The national honor recognizes individuals with a history of outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research that has benefitted transportation. 

CUTC was founded to promote collaboration between university-based transportation research centers and between universities, government and industry. Its members include more than 90 of the nation's leading university-based transportation research and education programs. 

In addition to his leadership in transportation education and research, Professor Parker has been hailed for his success in increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in engineering and inspiring students and researchers at City College. He directs the CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems (ITS) and is project director of the NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYCLSAMP) program, another CCNY-based CUNY initiative.  

A 1965 alumnus of CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering who returned to teach at his alma mater in 1988, Professor Parker has been previously honored nationally for his work. In 1996, he received the Giants in Science Award from the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Network.

His other honors include:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Education (Association of Dominican Engineers, 2003);
  • Educational Achievement Award (presented by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 1994);
  • Black Engineer of the Year – Outstanding Educator Award (Career Communications Group, 1994);
  • Exceptional Achievement Award (International Road Federation, 1991);
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar (University of Dar es Salaam, 1976-1979);
  • The Army Commendation Medal (United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1971).

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.
 

 

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