Creed Named NCSU Distinguished Engineering Alumnus
Michael W. Creed, Ph.D., PE, chairman of the board and co-founder of McKim & Creed, Inc., has been named one of four 2015 Distinguished Engineering alumni by North Carolina State University.
The award honors engineering graduates who have been recognized for outstanding achievements in:
- * Planning and direction of engineering work
- * Fostering professional development of young engineers
- * Contributing to knowledge in the field of engineering or
- * Bringing distinction to the University through engineering achievement
Nominations for the award come from members of the engineering faculty followed by a vote of faculty representatives.
Dr. Creed was presented with a bronze medallion by Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, NCSU Dean of Engineering. He spoke of how important the university has been in his life and was humbled to be part of the distinguished group of recipients. He gave special thanks to his wife, Linda, and Dr. Paul Zia, who has been a mentor to Mike throughout his career.
In presenting the award, Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, NCSU dean of engineering, noted Dr. Creed’s vital financial support for NC State and the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), including funds to provide internships for students at McKim & Creed. Dr. Creed also served as an original member of the CCEE advisory board, chaired the department’s Zia Distinguished Lecture Series for three years, has served as a guest lecturer in CCEE and has volunteered with student organizations.
Dr. Michael Creed (second from left) was one of four North Carolina State University graduates to receive the 2015 NCSU Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. Other award winners include (l-r) Raymond T. Odierno, Elin E. Gabriel and Jeffrey E. Williams. Standing beside Dr. Creed is Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, NCSU Dean of Engineering.