Lia Campbell, Ted Klein, Lucy Lee, Wayne Parrott, Barbara Reed, Bill Smith, Michael Spencer, and Pam Weathers received Distinguished Service Awards which are given at the SIVB President’s discretion. The reason why each of these outstanding individuals received this award is because of their extraordinary efforts over the past year or two to promote our society and to organize our annual meeting. Serving on a Board of Directors sounds like a glamorous gig….and it is….but it also comes with its moments that can involve anything from funding issues to extra responsibilities outside of the boardroom. Therefore, this award serves as a mere token of appreciation for the incredible efforts put forth by these individuals. And finally, I ask our students to continue to get more and more involved in the SIVB and I look forward to the day when you are on stage receiving the same recognition as those listed above.
Submitted by Dave Songstad
SIVB Past President