Author Archives: Bill Haggerty

About Bill Haggerty

Professional Land Surveyor in NJ, PA and NY. Website Admin / officer for SAWJ. Survey Manager WSP USA located in Lawrenceville NJ. specializing in Transportation related projects.

SAWJ Meeting Thursday Jan 13, 2022

The Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday Jan13, 2022at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ, 7PM. SAWJ welcomes Lou Marchuk PLS & PE as our guest speaker . Lou will be discussing TIDELANDS (NJ ) and the Surveyor.

Cost $40

SAWJ Dinner Meeting / Presentation

The Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday October 14, 2021at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ, 7PM. SAWJ welcomes Lisa Peterson from Dewberry who will discuss Professional Engineering and Survey issues .

Cost $35

SAWJ Dinner Meeting Thursday July 8th

The Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday July 8thth . SAWJ welcomes back guest  Bruce Blair PLS  . Bruce will discuss in-depth study of the legal and legislative requirements for surveying, the ethical and responsible methods of surveying and the Business and professional necessities of surveying.

Carlucci’s Waterfront (Mt. Laurel) 7PM. Cost $35

SAWJ Dinner Meeting Thursday June 10th

The Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday June 10th . SAWJ welcomes back guest Speakers at our meetings with SAWJ member Lou Marchuk PE a & PLS . Lou will discuss GRID (SCALE) factors, elevation Factors, Combined factors.Various approaches to calculate the factors.How to determine the limits of a project using an average project factor ?

Carlucci’s Waterfront (Mt. Laurel) 7PM. Cost $35

In Memoriam – Michael F Burns PLS

All are deeply saddened by the recent loss of Mike Burns PLS on Jan.30, 2021. Mike was a member NJSPLS and chapter member of SAWJ . Mike was active in SAWJ an inspiration to all in the survey community routinely providing presentations for the membership. He will be truly missed.

His obituary can be found at the following link : https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/19841528/Michael-Burns

Calling All Students! Scholarship Application Deadline is Approaching

Calling all students!  It’s time to get your NJSPLS scholarship applications completed for the March 1, 2021 deadline.  The following scholarships are available to New Jersey residents studying at an accredited in active pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in Surveying or related fields such as Cartography or Geodesy, etc.  Preference will be given to applicants enrolled as full-time students.

The available scholarships are:

  1. Dr. Josh Greenfeld Scholarship ($2,500):This annual scholarship was established to honor Dr. Greenfeld, who served as the first head of NJIT’s Survey Program.The deadline for application is March 1, 2021.
  2. The NJSPLS/NSPS National Scholarship ($5,000): The application is available from NSPS on their website and NJSPLS Scholarship Committee selects the recipient. Preference is given to New Jersey students. Deadline for this scholarship application is January 22, 2021.
  3. The NSPS Walter Robillard Scholarship ($2,500): The application is available from NSPS on their website and the recipient is chosen by NSPS. Deadline for this scholarship application is January 22, 2021.
  4. The NJSPLS/Michael Galante Military Service Scholarship. This award is given to honor those students who currently serve or have completed service in any branch of the military.The scholarship is available to the children of fallen or disabled veterans as well.The deadline for application is March 1, 2021.
  5. NJSPLS Scholarships are also given to qualified students. The amounts awarded range from $500-$2,000.The deadline for application is March 1, 2021.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships.

NSPS applications are to be made directly to NSPS, following their guidelines and deadlines.  Please pay careful attention as their application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021.  The applications must be postmarked or received by email by that date. 

NJSPLS Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the NJSPLS website under the “Education” tab or click here:  NJSPLS ScholarshipsNEW THIS YEARCompleted applications must be submitted via email to mhusik@njspls.org The NJSPLS Scholarship Foundation is honored to promote the surveying profession. We urge students to apply for the scholarships, especially those who attend NJIT, Rowan University and the N.J. Community Colleges.