Paul D. Cribbins Cup

Awarded to the outstanding student chapter within the Section (currently three: North Carolina State University, Raleigh (NCSU); North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro (N.C. A&T); and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte).

2019 Cup Winner: NC A&T State University ITE Student Chapter 

The cup is awarded to an outstanding student chapter within the Section. Three universities compete for this prestigious award (NCSU, NCA&T, and UNC-Charlotte) by submitting a formal report that documents their membership, fiscal standing, participation in the industry (presentations and technical papers), and community service.

Congratulations to NC A&T for receiving the 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter Award.  To learn more about NC A&T’s and all our student chapters’ 2018-2019 activities, view their Annual Reports on the Resources page.

Congratulations NCSU on winning the Cribbins Cup for the 5th consecutive year. 


Paul Day Cribbins grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and upon graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1944, spent the next 15 years pursuing his education and serving in the military. He received Bachelors Degrees from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the University of Alabama. He later moved to West Lafayette, Indiana where he attended Purdue University for his Masters Degree, and later a PhD in Civil Engineering. After receiving his PhD, he became an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1959 to 1961. He became Associate Professor of Civil Engineering from 1961 to 1966, and then a full Professor at NCSU in 1966 where he taught for 26 more years until his retirement in 1991.

Paul received numerous awards in recognition of his teaching effectiveness, including those from NCSU, The Merchant Marine Academy, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the NCSU Alumni Association. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, and a strong advocate of student involvement in professional societies, especially the NC Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (President, 1967-68), and the NC Section American Society of Civil Engineers (President, 1970-71). In 1992, NCSITE recognized the leadership qualities and mentoring attitude that Mr. Cribbins provided the students, and created the Paul D. Cribbins Cup in his honor. This highly coveted Award is given yearly to the outstanding NCSITE student chapter that exhibits excellence in ITE Student Chapter events and activities. Paul was proudly inducted into the Transportation Hall of Fame (Spencer, NC) in 2005. Most recently, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Southern District presented Paul with an Excellence in Transportation Engineering Award in April of 2009 and Paul was so pleased to have this award presented in person by his former students.

Paul Day Cribbins, 82, passed away on February 17, 2010. Paul had lived and worked in Raleigh for more than 50 years and was Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at N.C. State University. Mr. Cribbins and his contributions to our profession were recognized and remembered by NCSITE President Russell Dalton at the 2010 Annual Meeting Luncheon.


2018 – NC State
2017 – NC State
2016 – NC State
2015 – NC State
2014 – NC State
2013 – UNC Charlotte
2012 – NC State
2011 – UNC Charlotte
2010 – UNC Charlotte
2009 – UNC Charlotte
2008 – UNC Charlotte
2007 – UNC Charlotte
2006 – NC State
2005 – NC State
2004 – NC State
2003 – N.C. A&T
2002 – NC State
2001 – NC State
2000 – NC State
1999 – NC State
1998 – NC State
1997 – NC State
1996 – NC State
1995 – NC State
1994 – UNC Charlotte
1993 – NC State
1992 – UNC Charlotte