February 16, 2018
The Virginia Museum of Natural History hosted its 31st annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards February 15 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science was presented to Dr. Robert J. Bodnar, C.C. Garvin Professor of Geochemistry and university distinguished professor in the department of geosciences at Virginia Tech.
The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education was presented to Dr. Denny Casey, retired director of education and public programs of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
The Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation was presented to Michael J. Pinder, Aquatic Biologist/State Non-Game Fish Representative at the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.
The William Barton Rogers Corporate Award was presented to The Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust.
Thank you to our sponsors: W. Bruce Wingo and the Norfolk Southern Foundation.