ASCE Past President, Delon Hampton, Ph.D., P.E., Pres.00.ASCE, NAE, and founder, president, and CEO of Washington, D.C.–headquartered Delon Hampton and Associates, Chartered (DHA) has been named a 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. Hampton, who was nominated by the D.C. Alpha Chapter at Howard University, where he is an emeritus professor of civil engineering, is the 20th person to be so honored in the 129-year history of the Association. The Distinguished Alumnus award is presented to recognize Tau Beta Pi alumni “who have demonstrated adherence to the ideals of Tau Beta Pi and foster a spirit of liberal culture in our society on the local, national, and international scales, with achievements that exemplify the diverse contributions that engineers make to society, and demonstrate a breadth of interest, unselfish activity, and true spirit of integrity and excellence in engineering.” Founded in 1973, DHA under Hampton’s leadership is recognized as one of the top design firms in America, specializing in providing civil, structural, and environmental engineering and construction and program management services to local, state, and federal agencies and the private sector. Hampton, who earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, and his master’s and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University, has actively been involved in university teaching and research for over 25 years and has published over 40 papers in professional and technical journals.
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Aside from serving as ASCE president in 2000, he was past chair of the Business Member Board of Governors of the American Public Transportation Association, a director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, a Malcolm Baldrige Award Overseer for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a member of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board. A member also of the Moles and the Beavers, Hampton has served as a director and treasurer for the Center for National Policy, and as a trustee of the National Building Museum. Among his many distinguished honors and awards, Hampton received ASCE’s Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award in 1988 and the James Laurie Prize in 1997, in addition to being named a councillor of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hampton has received honorary doctorate degrees from Purdue University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has been selected a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus and Old Master by Purdue University. He is also a recipient of the Civil Engineering Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and the College of Engineering’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the University of Illinois. Internationally, Hampton is a fellow with the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom.