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Soon-to-Be Grad Honored by State Surveyors’ Group

The Susquehanna Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors hosted its annual Ed Dobeck Memorial Award dinner meeting at Pennsylvania College of Technology on April 5, enabling regional land surveyors to welcome surveying technology students into the profession.

From left are JoAnn Dobeck; Bradley A. Zeigler; and Penn College student Mark A. Valchar, of Petersburg, recipient of the 2018 Ed Dobeck Award.
From left are JoAnn Dobeck; Bradley A. Zeigler; and Penn College student Mark A. Valchar, of Petersburg, recipient of the 2018 Ed Dobeck Award.

Chapter President Bradley A. Ziegler, a Sunbury-based Professional Land Surveyor, opened the meeting; Carol A. Lugg, Penn College’s dean of construction and design technologies, officially welcomed students and surveyors.

Howard D. Taylor, a PLS from Shamokin, presented a tribute to the legacy of the late Ed Dobeck.  A widely respected land surveyor who contributed to PSLS and his community, Dobeck mentored many in the room.

“I had the pleasure and honor of being the guest at this event held in honor of my late husband,” JoAnn Dobeck said. “It was such a heartwarm-filled meeting, reacquainting with familiar surveyors that Ed worked with and seeing the excitement of the students interested in surveying.”

The 2018 Ed Dobeck Memorial Award recipient was Mark A. Valchar, of Petersburg, Huntingdon County, scheduled to graduate next month with an associate degree in surveying technology. The award recognizes a surveying student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activity and professionalism.

For more information about land surveying in Pennsylvania, visit the PSLS website or the Penn College Civil Engineering/Surveying page on Facebook.

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