The Wilson Ornithological Society

Klamm Award

 

In 2005, the Council of the Wilson Ornithological Society established the William and Nancy Klamm Service Award to honor the history of service and dedication to the society shown by the Klamms. Bill served as Treasurer from 1968 to 1973, both he and Nancy regularly attended Wilson meetings, and both also served on the Auditing Committee during the 1970s and 1980s. Bill died in 1998. In 2002, Nancy passed away and bequeathed a substantial portion of her assets to the Wilson Ornithological Society, more than doubling the society's endowment fund. Beginning in 2007, the Klamm Service Award is given annually to a member who has performed extraordinary service to the society.

"Bird lovers: William Alden Klamm and Nancy Agnes Klamm," by Jerome Jackson (2007) Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:773-775 (PDF format)

To honor the recipient of the Klamm Service Award, the society commissions an original painting of a bird that is particularly special to the recipient.

2016

Edward H. (Jed) Burtt, Jr., Ohio Wesleyan University

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 128(4):942-944 (2016)
  The 2016 William and Nancy Klamm Service Award was given posthumously at the annual meeting of the WOS, as part of NAOC-6, in Washington, DC.

2015

Janet Hinshaw, Museum of Zoology, The University of Michigan

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 127(4):766-767 (2015)

2014

Dr. Douglas James, University of Arkansas

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 126(4):782 - 783 (2014)

2013

Dr. Clait Braun, Grouse Inc.

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 125(4):852 - 853 (2013)

2012

Dr. Doris J. Watt

Department of Biology, St. Mary's College

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 124(4):825 - 826 (2012)

2011

Dr. Charles Blem and Leann Blem

Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 123(4):848 - 849 (2011)

2010

Dr. Jerome A. Jackson

Whitaker Eminent Scholar in Science, Florida Gulf Coast University

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122(4):810-811 (2010)

2009

Dr. Kenneth C. Parkes

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 121(4):848-849 (2009)

The 2009 William and Nancy Klamm Service Award was given posthumously at the annual meeting of the WOS in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2008

Dr. Richard C. Banks

Emeritus Research Zoologist, U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution

 
Award citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 120(4):916 (2008)

2007

Dr. George A. Hall

Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University

 
Award Citation (PDF format), Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(4):776 (2007)
Biographical note: George A. Hall died on 28 Feb. 2008


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