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.
by Paul J. Krupinski
First MAPS Secretary/Treasurer Passes After Stellar Career
The planetarium community has lost another shining star.
Dr. James Roy Orgren, our very own first secretary/treasurer, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Columbia, MO. Jim Orgren was 86.
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
May 13 – 16, 2015
You’re invited to the
Edwin P. Hubble Planetarium Early Bird Open House
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from Noon to 3pm