Donald S. Kingery Memorial

Background 

This award was established in 1974 by the friends of Donald S. Kingery.  From 1975 to 1986, the award was conferred by the Donald S. Kingery Memorial, Inc.  Beginning in l987, the PCMIA assumed sponsorship of this award program.  

The Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) annually recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the furtherance and improvement of mine safety and health.  Nominations may be made for persons involved in any type of mining and are not limited to the coal industry where Mr. Kingery made his principal contributions. The award consists of an inscribed commemorative clock that is presented at the annual luncheon of the PCMIA which is normally held in late October. 

NOMINATION MATERIALS 

The nomination write-up for this award is limited to the following constraints.  The write-up must be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch paper size, margins shall all be 1-inch, spacing shall be single or double-spaced, the font used shall be Times New Roman, 12 point, and the total number of pages shall be no more than 6 single-sided pages (excluding the cover sheet). The cover sheet shall include only the following:  Name of Nominee, Current Position or Title, Business Address, Home Address, Email Address, Office Telephone Number, Name or Person Submitting Nomination, Address, Email Address, Office Telephone Number, and date the nomination was submitted. 

Any nomination exceeding the overall page limit may not be evaluated by the PCMIA Awards Committee. The nomination materials should also include a high resolution (approximately 1 MB or greater) color electronic photograph of the nominee.  This photograph will be used for publicity purposes. 

Please submit only one set of nomination materials. It is not necessary to make additional copies. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: September 30  

Submit nominations via the regular mail to: Lisa Krepps, Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America, Post Office Box 224, Hunker, PA  15639. 

Or electronically to: Lisa Krepps at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For questions or more information, please contact Awards Committee Chairperson Michael A. Trevits at 412-386-6556 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

CRITERIA ON WHICH AWARD IS GRANTED 

The write-up for the award nomination shall consist of two sections as follows. The selection of a successful recipient is based on the candidate's overall career impact on mine safety and/or health.  Nominations will be accepted from individuals, companies, organizations, universities, or associations.  The award application must be submitted by someone who knows the nominee well; self-nominations will not be accepted.   

Section 1 – Overall Career Impact on Mine Safety and/or Health   

This section of the nomination is limited to no more than three pages.  This section should include contributions, results achieved, and in-depth discussion of the nominee's overall commitment to mine safety and health.   

Section 2 – Biographical Information 

This section of the nomination is limited to no more than three pages.  This section should include a biographical sketch of the nominee and should contain information relative to the nominee's background, affiliation with the mining industry, and those significant contributions warranting consideration.  The scope and impact of those contributions should be described.   

Award Process 

The PCMIA Awards Committee solicits nominations for this award at the beginning of each calendar year. Nominations for the award may be made through September 30th of any given year and are considered active for three years from the submission date.   

Upon review of all active submissions for the award, the PCMIA Awards Committee will recommend a nominee to the PCMIA Board of Directors for approval. Upon approval, the successful nominee will be notified by early October. The award is presented at the annual luncheon of the PCMIA which is normally held in late October of each year.It is tradition that the recipient be scheduled as a featured speaker following the annual PCMIA luncheon.

 

HISTORICAL LISTING OF DONALD S. KINGERY MEMORIAL AWARDS

Donald S. Kingery Memorial Award
Historical Listing  of the Awardees
Year Name Affiliation
2013 Raja V. Ramani, PhD, PE Pennsylvania State University
2012 Michael J Sapko NIOSH, US Bureau of Mines (Retired)
2011 Stephen G. Sawyer, PhD, PE MSHA (Retired) Consultant
2010 John N. Murphy US Bureau of Mines, NIOSH and University of Pittsburgh
2009 Murray Jacobson MSHA (Retired)
2008 Christopher Mark, PhD, PE NIOSH
2007 Joseph A. Main United Mine Workers of America (Retired)
2006 Lewis V. Wade, PhD National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
2003 Samuel B. Shearer CSE Corporation
2002 Pramod C. Thakur, PhD CONSOL Energy
2001 Syd S. Peng, PhD West Virginia University
2000 Maurice Deul Consultant
1999 Hugh H. Lucas AEP Fuel Supply
1998 Robert G. Peluso MSHA Technical Support (Retired)
1997 Donald W. Mitchell Consultant
1996 Donald W. Huntley MSHA (Retired)
1995 Jack Katlic Consultant
1994 Robert W. Dalzell MSHA, Technical Support
1993 Thomas J. Ward, Jr. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources
1992 Louis Hunter National Independent Coal Operators Association 
1991 John Nagy US Bureau of Mines and MSHA
1990 James L. Adkins Cannelton Holding Company
1989 Dr. Lorin Kerr United Mine Workers of America
1988 William H. Hoover MSHA and Holmes Safety Association
1987 Robert L. Vines Bituminous Coal Operators' Association
*1986 Ralph Hatch Consolidation Coal Corporation (Retired)
*1985 J. Richard Lucas Virginia Polytechnic Institute
*1984 Walter Vicinelly PA Department of Mines (Retired)
*1983 William Parisi Consolidation Coal Corporation (Retired)
*1982 Edward Onuscheck R & P Coal Corporation (Retired)
*1981 Frank H. Zimmerman National Gypsum Company (Retired)
*1980 Robert Stefanko Pennsylvania State University (Deceased)
*1978 David Burgess US Bureau of Mines (Retired)
*1977 William S. Park MESA and MSHA (Retired)
*1976 David Zegeer Bethlehem Mines Corporation (Retired)
*1975 Woods Talman US Steel Corporation (Retired)
     
   *Denotes awards given by the Donald S. Kingery Memorial, Inc.  Beginning in 1987 the PCMIA
  assumed sponsorship of this award.
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