Missouri Valley Section

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Awards & Scholarships



Applications are due annually on February 1. Applications and questions should be directed to the MOVITE Vice President.


Questions should be directed to the Vice President regarding the Student Chapter award and to the President regarding the Chapter award.


Nominations and questions regarding Professional awards should be directed to the MOVITE President.



Each year MOVITE looks to recognize excellence in transportation by making awards to members whose contributions and achievements benefit our profession.  The nomination process and deadlines are detailed in the descriptions of each award below. Please take the time to nominate a MOVITE member or organization or to submit a paper.  Let’s recognize and celebrate our successes.



Thomas J. Seburn Student Paper Award:
  1st Place: Tingting Huang, Iowa State University 

  2nd Place: Niloo Parvin, Iowa State University

Jan Kibbe Student Scholarship Award:
   Bijan Vafaei, Iowa State University

   Niloo Parvin, Iowa State University

Outstanding Student Chapter Award:
  Iowa State University


Transportation Achievement Award:
   Mo150 Project – City of Grandview, Missouri

Patrick T. McCoy Education Professional of the Year:
   Charlie Nemmers 

Distinguished Member Award:
  No Award

John B. Pinkley Industry Member Award:
  No Award

Young Transportation Professional of the Year:
   Sarah Vavrik Hernandez

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