2013 Mangold Award winner, CAPT. Michael E. Herring (ret), made a lasting and impactful impression on the environmental health profession through his leadership, dedication, expertise, and professionalism. NEHA was proud to offer him such a prestigious award and is humbled by his gratitude.
In the YouTube video below, uploaded on March 28, 2016 by East Carolina University's College of Health and Human Performance, Herring shares some of his proudest moments.
The Walter S. Mangold Award, which was established in 1955, was first awarded to Walter Mangold in 1956 for his lifetime dedication to upgrading the professional education and performance of sanitarians; to raising the standards of the environmental health practitioner, and professionalizing the individual, throughout the country; and for innovating his many brilliant programs that helped shape the environmental health profession throughout the world.
Now, more than fifty-five years later, the Mangold Award continues to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health professional. These contributions include, but are not limited to, promoting the art and science of environmental health through the development of innovative programming, which can be used to resolve environmental health problems in a multitude of areas, including at the national level; acting as a mentor and role model for peers and others; preventing disease and injury and promoting good health in communities, utilizing the highest standards of modern environmental health practices; and continually urging others to improve by use of all forms of modern communication. When we honor those who exemplify the highest quality and service to human kind in environmental health, we also recognize the many in the profession who labor daily without recognition, which is the nature of the environmental health professional’s work.