2011 Special Award WinnersFrom 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 AwardProfessor 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 AwardWinners 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 AwardMr. 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 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 ServiceMs. 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 ServiceProfessor 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 ServiceFrom L: Cynthia Harris and Jacqueline Blake.
30 Years of ServiceFrom L: Linda Schaffner, Kevin Kiley, Carol Tomlinson, Robert Hudgins, and Diane Walker.
25 Years of ServiceFrom 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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by David Malmquist
May 4, 2012
Dean and Director John Wells of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science announced winners of the 2011 VIMS Service and Student awards 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.