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Meramec Faculty members receive distinguished service award from archaeological institute of america
October 03, 2008
|Michael J. Fuller|
Michael J. Fuller, Meramec professor of anthropology, and Neathery Fuller, Meramec faculty member in the behavioral sciences division, have been awarded the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award from the National Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
The award is granted to AIA members who, through sustained and exceptional volunteer efforts, have furthered the work of the institute and increased public awareness regarding its mission.
According to C. Brian Rose, president of the AIA, the Fullers have “strengthened the AIA and its programs in countless ways, and I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to acknowledge this in a public meeting of [their] peers.”
The Fullers have been leaders at the national and local levels of the AIA, both serving terms as president of the St. Louis society and contributing greatly to the St. Louis society’s education outreach program involving middle school children in the city and county school districts. Michael Fuller is a frequent lecturer to the local society and has lectured nationwide for the AIA. Both Fullers serve on the AIA Education Committee and have participated in the annual Archeology Fair, providing hands-on learning experiences for K-12 students.
Michael and Neathery Fuller will accept their award at the annual AIA/APA Meeting in Philadelphia in January 2009.