Stephen McCann

 

STEPHEN McCANN MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD 

Background 

This award was established by the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) in 1986 and was designated as the Educational Excellence Award.  However, with the passing away of Stephen McCann, who dedicated his life to the students in the field of mining, in 1991 this award was renamed the Stephen McCann Memorial Educational Excellence Award. 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 4 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 selection of a successful recipient is based on the candidate's overall career impact on educational services provided to the mining industry.  Judgment includes consideration of contributions, results achieved, and the nominee's commitment of quality mining education.  The nominee may be an individual or an educational, private or governmental organization. 

The nomination must include a description of the nominee's impact on (a) mining engineering students; (b) the mining school or mining department; and/or (c) the mining industry and personnel within that industry. 

Individual - If the nominee is an individual, the person must be or have been an instructor, teacher, or professor of mining engineering curricula, or a person responsible for providing educational services to the mining industry.  

Organization - If the nominee is an organization, it must be one that provides or has established a commendable, well-known reputation for its educational contributions to the mining industry or mining student.  

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 attends the PCMIA luncheon to receive the award.

 

Stephen McCann Memorial Educational Excellence Award 
Historical Listing  of the Awardees
Year Name Institution
2013 Dr. Vladislav Kecojevic West Virginia University
2012 Dr. Joseph Sottile   University of Kentucky
2011 Dr. Mark C. Radomsky Pennsylvania State University
2010 Dr. Mary M. Poulton University of Arizona
2009 Dr. Roe-Hoan Yoon Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2008 Mining Extension Program College of Engineering & Mineral Resources, WVU
2007  Dr. Thomas Novak Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2006 Dr. Keith A. Heasley West Virginia University
2005 Jim E. Kiser, Sr. Murray Energy Corporation
2004 Dr. Gregory T. Adel Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2003 Dr. Ricky Q. Honaker University of Kentucky
2002 Richard L. Bullock University of Missouri-Rolla
2001 R. Larry Grayson University of Missouri-Rolla
2000 John W. Wilson University of Missouri-Rolla (retired)
1999 Kathleen Berry Canon-McMillan High School
1998 Dr. Kelvin K. Wu MSHA, Technical Support
1997 Dr. A. Wahab Khair West Virginia University
1996 Dr. Andrew M. Wala University of Kentucky
1995 Dr. Harvey Luttrell Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1994 Dr. Jan Mutmansky Pennsylvania State University
1993 Thomas S. Kessler National Mine Health and Safety Academy
1992 Dr. Christopher J. Bise Pennsylvania State University
1991 Dr. G. T. Lineberry University of Kentucky
1990 Mr. George H. Pudlo Consolidation Coal Company
1989 Dr. Michael G. Zabetakis University of Pittsburgh
1988 Dr. Syd S. Peng West Virginia University
1987 Dr. Michael Karmis Virginia Polytechnic Institute
1986 Dr. Raja J. Ramani Pennsylvania State University
     
From 1986 to 1990 the award was designated as the Educational Excellence Award. 
However, with the passing away of Stephen McCann, who dedicated his life to the students in 
the field of mining, the award was renamed the Stephen McCann Memorial Educational 
Excellence Award  
     

 

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