VIMS

2009 VIMS Awards

  • 40 Years of Service
    40 Years of Service  Pat Crewe, shown with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells, was recognized for 40 years of service to VIMS during the Institute's annual Awards Ceremony on May 7th.  
  • 35 Years of Service
    35 Years of Service  Martha Rhodes and Mike Kershner were recognized for 35 years of service to VIMS. Not pictured are 35-year honorees Howard Kator and JJ Orth.  
  • 30 Years of Service
    30 Years of Service  From L: Scott Hardaway, Patrice Mason, and Gary Anderson were recognized for 30 years of service to VIMS.  
  • 25 Years of Service
    25 Years of Service  Betty Neikirk and Paul L. Oliver were recognized for 25 years of service to VIMS. Not pictured are 25-year honorees RV Carmean and Kirk Havens.  
  • Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award
    Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award  Award recipient Dr. Mo Lynch (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Best Student Papers
    Best Student Papers  This year's winners of the best journal articles by VIMS graduate students are Jianmin Ye and Patrick Lynch. From L: VIMS Dean and Director John Wells, Ye, Lynch, and professor Rob Latour.  
  • Outstanding Classified Employee Awards
    Outstanding Classified Employee Awards  From L: Grace Cartwright (Technical Support), Ken Borkey (Facilities/Safety/Trades), Ruth Hershner (Administrative Support), and Jim Gartland (Research and Advisory Service).  
  • John E. Olney Sr. Ichthyology Award
    John E. Olney Sr. Ichthyology Award  Award recipient Jennifer Martin (R) with VIMS professor Eric Hilton.  
  • Craig L. Smith Memorial Scholarship
    Craig L. Smith Memorial Scholarship  Award recipient Wenda Ribeiro Quidort (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Kelley Watson Fellowship
    Kelley Watson Fellowship  Fellowship recipient Jonathan Lefcheck (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Zeigler Student Achievement Award
    Zeigler Student Achievement Award  Award recipient Da Chen (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • William J. Hargis Jr. Fellowship Award
    William J. Hargis Jr. Fellowship Award  Award recipient Jaime Blackburn (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Matthew Fontaine Maury Fellowship Award
    Matthew Fontaine Maury Fellowship Award  Fellowship recipient Sarah Schillawski (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Dean’s Prize for the Advancement of Women in Marine Science
    Dean’s Prize for the Advancement of Women in Marine Science  Award recipient Professor Steve Kuehl (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Outstanding Advisory Service Award
    Outstanding Advisory Service Award  Award recipient Dr. Bill DuPaul (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • SRO
    SRO  A standing-room only crowd enjoyed the 2010 VIMS Awards ceremony.  
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The VIMS  Awards Ceremony, held each year in May, honors recipients of  Service and Student Awards.

Student Awards

These annual awards recognize selected Ph.D. and Master's students in the School of Marine Science at VIMS for outstanding acheivements during 2009. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Special Awards

These awards recognize faculty, staff, and volunteers for outstanding annual and career acheivements. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Outstanding Classified Employee Awards
Faculty Awards
Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is named for Robert Mallory Freeman, a former VIMS Council member and avid supporter who passed away in 2004.