Bob was very active in the Association, serving as Treasurer from 1989-91 and President from 1991-93. He and his wife, Pegge, were faithful attendees at Asilomar and many other events. Bob and I became very close friends as we worked together. We shared many happy hours both in and outside ΦBK. I will miss him immensely.
Bob passed away Tuesday evening, April 3rd 2013 in Kirkland, Washington. He had just turned 91.
Nancy was very active in the Association, and a faithful attendee at Asilomar and many programs until her failing health made it too dificult. She was an invaluable assistant to Gordon when he was Newsletter Chair - I still remember her helping sort the paper mailing labels that came from National before our Association got computerized. In my years of working Gordon and Nancy, we became very good friends.
Nancy died peacefully in her sleep. As you may recall, she had
successfully fought lung cancer for over 20 years, and was always one of the
most cheerful people you'd ever want to see.
Carrie Cizauskas, UC Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Rachel Denison, UC Berkeley, Neuroscience
Talya Meyers, Stanford, English
Josef Nguyen, UC Davis, English
Edward Pham, Stanford, Medicine / Microbiology and Immunology
Aidan Tait, UC San Francisco / UC Berkeley, Joint Medical Program
Alison Weiss, UC Berkeley, History
Carly Whelan, UC Davis, Anthropology
The Teaching Excellence awards for 2013 were presented to:
Terri Bimes, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
J. Mira Kopell, Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Mitchell, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Patricia Plude, Department of Music, Santa Clara University
Priya Mariana Shimpi, Department of Education, Mills College
The awards were presented on May 5, 2013 in the collegial setting of the UC Berkeley Faculty Club at our Annual Dinner. On that occasion we celebrated our primary mission: providing scholarships and teaching awards to deserving scholars and professors to recognize and enhance their educational and research activities.
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Association Honored by
the National Society
Our Association received a significant
honor at the concluding banquet of the
Triennial in Seattle Aug. 6-10, 2003. The
award included a check for $1000 that we
may use for either our endowment or scholarship
fund. We also received the certificate
pictured at the left. Click on the image
to see an enlarged view.
The wording on the Certificate
of Recognition is:
"The Senate of the Phi Beta Kappa
Society on the recommendation of the Committee
on Associations honors the Northern California
Association for excellence in representing
the ideals and commitments of Phi Beta Kappa
during the 2000 –2003 triennium.* Presented
at the 40th Triennial Council meeting August
(Signed by Joseph W. Gordon,
President and John Churchill, Secretary)
*From the Key Reporter, Fall
"...among its accomplishments were presenting
15 speakers and other events in the past year; organizing
an annual retreat at (Asilomar)
State Conference Center, presenting honoraria for teaching excellence to four area professors; awarding
scholarships to nine graduate students at area
institutions; and producing a newsletter and website." Our
President, Mary Hanel is shown receiving the award.