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The 2013 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

The FGDLA annual awards ceremony and luncheon was held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the2013 Interactive Learning Technologies Conference, Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA.. The awards ceremony recognized individuals and organizations throughout the Federal Government in their use of innovative learning technologies.

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The Association would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Polycom for sponsoring the awards and Hughes for sponsoring the reception.

Awards Group Picture

Individual awards

Eagle Award (Individual)
Dr. Philip J.-L. Westfall ​(left to right: Russ Colbert, VP Corporate sector, FGDLA; Dr. Westfall; Alex Autry, President, FGDLA

Hall of Fame Award
Russ Colbert, Polycom, Inc

Pioneer Award
Deborah Stokes Curator for Education​ National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution​​

Pioneer Award
Major Michael R. Bliss Commander 367th Training Support Squadron U.S. Air Force​​

Pillar Award (Individual)
Mike Tippets Vice President Hughes Solutions Group Hughes Network Systems​​ (accepting Ned Kazor)​

Organizational Awards

Eagle Award (Organizational) Advanced Distributive Learning Initiative Dr. Kristy Murray, Director​​

Innovation Award Training Program Office National Highway Institute​​ U.S. Dept. of Transportation​ Accepting: Rick Barnaby, Director

Innovation Award Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office​ Technical Support Working Group​

Five Star Award
367th Training Support Squadron (TRSS), ​Hill AFB, UT ​
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Five Star Award
Joint Forces Staff College​ Accepting Left-Right: Greg Frederick, ​Col. Dale Fair, John Lipps​

Five Star Award
Center for Development of Security Excellence Defense Security Service​​ Accepting: Kevin J. Jones Deputy Director, CDSE​​

Five Star Award
U.S. Army Enterprise Classroom Project Infrastructure Office Education Support Division Army Training Support Center​​​​ Accepting: Mike Sousa, Pragmatics

Five Star Award
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center European Regional Medical Command​​ Accepting: Arlan Arabe (live video conference from Landstuhl, Germany)​

Five Star Award
Office of the Chief Information Officer Enterprise Applications Service U.S. Dept. of Agriculture​​​​

Five Star Award Technology Integration Branch Combined Armed Support Command, U.S. Army

Five Star Award
Office of Consular Affairs U.S. Dept. of State​​

Five Star Award
Medical Education Training Campus​ (METC) Accepting: David Palmer, Blackboard​

Pillar Award (Organizational) Government Solutions Group ​Hughes Network Systems (accepting: Tony Bardo, Executive VP)

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Special Achievement Award
(Organizational) John Fox, II., Executive Director Society for Applied Learning Technology Carrie Vespico Conference Manager Learning Technology Institute​​

Presidents Award
Alex Autry President, FGDLA