News & Media
February 18, 2014
Each year, EWB-USA recognizes individual members who go above and beyond to serve their chapters and their communities. Read about the 2014 winners of the EWB-USA Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Leader and the EWB-USA Founders Award below.
EWB-USA Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Leadership
Elizabeth "Libby" Jones; EWB-USA University of Nebraska Chapter
The Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Leadership recognizes faculty advisors who provide outstanding leadership and mentorship to their student chapter. It is named for the late Peter J. Bosscher, who was an EWB-USA faculty advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was actively involved with the national organization.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Elizabeth "Libby" Jones is the recipient of this year's Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award. As co-founder of the EWB-USA University of Nebraska, Lincoln Chapter, Dr. Jones has worked with numerous students as faculty advisor for the chapter. Student chapter members praise her level of encouragement and inspiration and her ability to help them navigate both at the university level and across cultures with their community partnership in Madagascar. Dr. Jones was also recognized as an UNL Outstanding Faculty Advisor and serves on EWB-USA's Faculty Leadership Council.
EWB-USA Founders Award
Larry Bentley; EWB-USA North Texas Professional Chapter
The EWB-USA Founders Award recognizes individual EWB-USA members who exhibit outstanding leadership in their regions, chapters and/or project teams by fostering responsible leadership with other members, chapters and partnering communities and helping partner communities meet their basic human needs.
This year's recipient of the 2014 EWB-USA Founders Award is Larry Bentley. Mr. Bentley brings over 30 years of professional experience and 10 years of international development experience to his involvement with EWB-USA. Mr. Bentley has served as an integral member of the organization's Energy Standing Content Committee and active member of the North Texas Professional Chapter. Students and professionals alike acknowledge his dedicated and skillful mentorship; he has mentored several different EWB-USA student chapters on various projects in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Rwanda. Mr. Bentley's work is highly regarded not only by his fellow EWB-USA members, but by community partners as well.