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Civil Engineering Alumnus receives Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award

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June 27, 2017

Jerome NeyerJerome Neyer '61 Civil Engineering was awarded the Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award at the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Annual Dinner on June 21.

Neyer, now retired, is one of the founders of NTH Consultants, Ltd.

The ESD Annual Dinner is a traditional event to honor the best, brightest and most diverse group of engineering, design and constructions professionals in the region.  Those honored have made significant contributions to the profession and region while sharing the qualities of commitment, dedication and critical thinking and serve as role models.

The Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award being given to Neyer is ESD's highest honor. It is awarded for outstanding humanitarian achievements as exemplified by meritorious technical accomplishments for the benefit of mankind or by recognition on either a local, national or international level for extraordinary achievements in civic, business, public-spirited or humanitarian endeavors.  Neyer was nominated for the award by a committee of his peers, in recognition for exemplary service and contributions to The Engineering Society of Detroit and outstanding achievements within our community and industry.

Neyer is a professional engineer with more than 50 years of experience in various civil disciplines. In 1968, Neyer, along with Hugo Halpert and later Benedict Tiseo and Kal Hindo, founded NTH Consultants, a firm that is now nationally recognized as a leader in environmental services, facilities, and geotechnical engineering.

Also active in professional organizations, Neyer has served as president of the Southeastern Michigan Branch of ASCE, president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Michigan, and president of ASFE – Professional Firms Practicing in the Geosciences.  He also served a one-year term as president of the Engineering Society of Detroit. Neyer has been a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit for 50 years and he has been mentoring students participating in the ESD Future City competition for the past nine years.

Jerome Neyer

In addition to his engineering and professional activities, Neyer has been active in a number of civic and charitable organizations. He has served on the board of the Farmington Hills YMCA, as a Trustee of Lighthouse of Oakland County, the Engineering Advisory Board for the University of Detroit Mercy and as Chairman of the Farmington Hills Building Authority.

Detroit Mercy offers a yearly scholarship in his name.

Read the original press release from NTH Consultants, Ltd.

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