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VIMS announces winners of 2011 Awards

  • 2011 Special Award Winners
    2011 Special Award Winners  From L: Kevin Kiley (Community Service), Raymond Forrest (Facilities/Safety/Trades), Rita Crockett (Technical Support), Mark LaGuardia (Professional Faculty), Cindy Hornsby (Administrative), and Scott Marion (Research/Advisory Service).  
  • Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award
    Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award  Professor Robert "JJ" Orth (R) was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award. Presenting the certificate is VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award
    Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award  Winners of the Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award for 2011 Ms. Joana Blum (L) and Mr. Bill Walsh (R) with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells (C).  
  • Zeigler Student Acheivement Award
    Zeigler Student Acheivement Award  Mr. Sam Lake (C), winner of the 2011 Zeigler Student Acheivement Award, with faculty advisor Mark Brush (L) and VIMS Dean and Director John Wells (R).  
  • John E. Olney Sr. Ichthyology Award
    John E. Olney Sr. Ichthyology Award  2011 winners are Casey Dillman (L), Peter Konstantinidis (2nd from R), and Katie May Laumann (R). Also pictured are VIMS Dean and Director John Wells (2nd from L) and professor Eric Hilton (C).  
  • 50 Years of Service
    50 Years of Service  Ms. Sue Presson was recognized for 50 years of service to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the College of William and Mary. Congratulating her is VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • 40 Years of Service
    40 Years of Service  Professor Bob Diaz (L) was recognized for 40 years of service to VIMS. Presenting his award is VIMS Dean and Director John Wells.  
  • 35 Years of Service
    35 Years of Service  From L: Cynthia Harris and Jacqueline Blake.  
  • 30 Years of Service
    30 Years of Service  From L: Linda Schaffner, Kevin Kiley, Carol Tomlinson, Robert Hudgins, and Diane Walker.  
  • 25 Years of Service
    25 Years of Service  From L: Lyle Varnell, Denise Berry, and Shep Moon, Jr. Not pictured are Reade Bonniwell, Rom Lipcius, Walter Slaughter, and Ellen Travelstead.  
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Dean and Director John Wells of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science announced winners of the 2011 VIMS Service and Student awards  Mrs. Sue Presson, with VIMS Dean and Director John Wells, was recognized for 50 years of service to VIMS and the College of William and Mary.during a ceremony in Watermen's Hall that was attended by a large and enthusiastic audience of VIMS faculty, staff, students, and their family members.

During the ceremony, Wells also noted the many external awards and accomplishments earned by members of the VIMS community in 2011, and furthermore recognized VIMS employees for Years of Service in 5-year categories between 5 and 50 years.

To read citations for the Award winners, visit:

2011 Service Awards

2011 Student Awards

To view and download pictures of the Award winners, visit the VIMS Flickr page.