The Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentor Program of America (ACE) and Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognized Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) Senior Engineer Mike Tecci as a 2016 ACE-ENR Outstanding Mentor on Monday, 25 April 2016. Mike and five other ACE mentors received Outstanding Mentor awards during the ACE National Board Meeting and National Design Competition in Washington, DC.
ACE will award a $2,000 scholarship in Mike’s name to a student in the ACE Greater Boston chapter and will feature Mike in their annual yearbook published in ENR this summer. “I am honored to receive this award alongside such outstanding colleagues and mentors,” said Mike. “None of us volunteer looking for awards or recognition – we mentor to create an impact for high school students through the program, and look forward to what they will accomplish in the industry.”
“SGH staff members have volunteered their time and expertise to ACE for many years, and Mike has been a huge part of this partnership,” noted Glenn Bell, SGH Chief Executive Officer. “His commitment to fostering the next generation of engineers is remarkable, and we congratulate him for his efforts.”
The ACE of Greater Boston chapter nominated Mike based on his exemplary actions and activities with the program, as well as his impact on students and fellow mentors. Other winners, selected by a panel of past Outstanding Mentors, included representatives from the Jacksonville, Twin Cities, San Diego, Central FL (Orlando), and Indiana chapters.
“Mike has been a strong contributor to the ACE mentorship program and is a very deserving recipient of this award,” said Pedro Sifre, SGH Senior Principal. “Mike exemplifies the program’s mission to inspire high school students to pursue careers in design and construction, and it is fitting that he will be able to continue giving back through the ACE scholarship.”
Mike has been involved with the ACE Greater Boston chapter since 2007. In addition to his efforts as a mentor and team leader with the program, he is also actively involved in chapter operations as a member of the ACE Greater Boston board of directors. Several other SGH employees also participate in the program, including Casey Williams, who was recently named the chapter’s Mentor of the Year.