Elder Hill receives ‘high distinction’

Elder George R. Hill III of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and first counselor in the Philippines/Micronesia Area presidency was recently among 97 engineers elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, said Robert M. White, academy president. The honor is given to engineers who have made significant contributions to engineering theory and practice and for "unusual accomplishment in new and developing fields of technology."Raised in Salt Lake City, Elder Hill is a former professor of chemical engineering and fuels engineering at the University of Utah. He also served as dean of the university's College of Mines and Mineral Industries, where he conducted important research on coal as an alternative energy form.

Elder Hill was called as a General Authority on April 4, 1987.

He will be inducted into the academy Oct. 4 in Washington D.C.