Amy J. Hopkins, PLS, Delmont, Pa., received the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors' (PSLS) 2015 Surveyor of the Year Award during the society’s annual conference in Hershey, Pa., January 25th. It is the society’s most prestigious award presented to a surveyor who has displayed exemplary service to the society, and whose work has benefitted the land surveying profession and the public.
Amy Hopkins started her career as a geodetic Surveyor in the US Marine Corps where she served for 11 years. Amy began her surveying career in North Carolina, before moving to Indiana in support of her husband’s military career. After 4 years in Indiana, Amy came back to her home town of Murrysville, PA and began the application process for Pennsylvania licensure. Amy became a licensed surveyor in Pennsylvania in March of 2011.
In 2008, Amy worked with then President Rick Phillips to develop a mentoring program for upcoming professionals. In 2012, she organized the presentation of a Mock Trial to help train surveyors for the task of being an expert witness. Amy has also received the Chapters Distinguished Service Award three separate years. Amy has two adult daughters and is raising her nephew, who is currently a junior in High School. In her free time, Amy is an avid sporting clay shooter. Most recently, Amy was named in the 2015 Woman Making a Difference in the PA Business Central.
In addition to being selected by her peers as the best in PA, Amy has the distinction of being the first female to ever receive the award. We hope you join us in congratulating Ms. Hopkins on this tremendous achievement.