lab analyst award winner 2023 marissa kline2023 Lab Analyst Excellence Award Recipient – Marissa Kline

Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

The Water Environment Federation Board of Directors established this award in 1993 to recognize individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the water quality analysis profession.

KWEA may name an outstanding laboratory analyst to be honored with this award every year.


  • Must be a member of the Water Environment Federation.
  • Candidate must be employed at an educational facility laboratory or industrial, commercial, or municipal laboratory that performs wastewater-related analysis, and must have direct analytical responsibilities.
  • Candidates are eligible for this award only once.
  • Qualifying criteria may include:
    • Membership and involvement in professional associations. Examples: WEF Committees, Standard Methods Joint Task Groups, MA committees and conferences and conference activities.
    • Outstanding efforts in the area of wastewater and environmental aquatic analysis, including such items as innovative sampling techniques or solutions to a treatment, analytical or environmental problem.
    • Involvement in community activities or public relations.
    • Presentations at professional conferences, meetings, etc. relevant to water quality analysis.
    • Professional certifications.
    • Continuing education.
    • Contributions that have been beneficial to the nominee's facility.
    • Unusual initiative or performance beyond the call of duty.


Nominations are accepted from KWEA members. Members should submit a one-page biography of their selection and reasons why they feel the person is deserving of this prestigious award.

Selection Committee

The KWEA Laboratory Analyst Selection Committee consists of the last three recipients of the award. The most senior of the last recipients is the Chairperson of the Committee.


July 15

Submit a Nomination

Past Recipients of This Prestigious Award

2023 Marissa Kline
2022 David Moon
2021 Elena Khoury
2019 Dan Laneville
2018 Ron McClure
2017 Jeff Graham
2016 Jason Patty
2015 April Batt
2014 Heath Horyna
2013 Aurora Shields
2012 Duane McAllister
2011 Karla Pierce
2010 Tori Koester
2009 Dave Murray
2008 Cathy Ryder
2007 Becky Roeckers
2006 Michael Bader
2005 Tammy Bailey
2004 Dale South
2003 Brent Lumbart
2002 Peggy Pearman
2001 Tommy Bowman
2000 Jane Henry
1999 Sok Ping Lee
1998 Carolyn Woodhead
1997 Scott Craig
1996 Mark Eisenbarth
1995 Rod Philo
1994 Kathy Windham