Thank You Very Much!
We would like to thank the following who made MAPS 2015 possible by their generous contributions!
Hamilton Planetarium Scholarship Fund, Inc.
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students interested in gaining employment in the planetarium field as professionals. These scholarships are open to all United States citizens or legal residents attending accredited educational institutions in the United States or possessions.
Grant results that are published through the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society
Patty Seaton was awarded the MAPS Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 Conference. Patty’s hard work and dedication to MAPS over the years was noted by several of her executive board colleagues. Patty was honored with this award just after she passed out symbolic hockey sticks to the remaining board members as she stepped down from the board after a 12-year run. One thing to note about Patty: while she will not be an official member of the Executive Board, Patty is a circumpolar star in the MAPS organization and while merely low on the horizon now, she just may find her stellar leadership rising again in the not-to-distant future. Congratulations, Patty!
(photo credit: John Meader)
At the conclusion of the 2015 conference at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Nassau Community College, Patty Seaton now leaves the Executive Board as Past President. Also, Alan Davenport completed his time as active President and now holds Patty’s former title. In addition, Jerry Vinski now begins his term as MAPS President, and we welcome Kevin Williams to the Executive Board as MAPS President-Elect and Chair of the Program Committee.