C. Dale & Kathleen B. Elifrits

MEC Leadership Award

This Award honors an individual SME member who has provided leadership to advance the mission of the MEC and has been involved in the delivery of its programs and/or activities. The C. Dale and Kathleen B. Elifrits MEC Leadership Award will be a customized Prazen bronze engraved plaque with a raised MEC mountain logo and $750 in cash. The awardee may decide to spend it in ways to continue his or her education outreach activities or donate it to their charity of choice engaged in MEC-type education and outreach related to minerals and mining

Past Award Recipients

2023 – Joseph C. Hirschi
2022 – James H. Benda
2021 – Julie Marinucci
2020 – Charles L. Zimmerman
2019 – Kurt P. Doran
2018 – Pamela A. K. Wilkinson
2017 – Melissa L. H. Martinie
2016 – Cori Ekholm
2015 – Kenneth J. Reid
2014 – Angie Harmon
2013 – Julie C. Lucas
2012 – Richard (Dick) Beach

For more information, please contact SME at awards@smenet.org.