An overview, including photos, of the various celebrations held to mark William A. Weber’s centenary is now online in the Biography section.
William A. Weber is 100 Years old today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
He has been celebrated all week. On the 12th the Colorado Native Plant Society took him out for lunch. The Elevations Credit Union has been honouring him all week.
Yesterday, November 15th, the University of Colorado Museum in Boulder held a celebration.
As announced in Puerto Rico at their 2018 annual meeting (IMC11), the International Association of Lichenologists awarded William A. Weber their Acharius Award for his outstanding career-spanning contributions to lichenology. The Award was presented to him at the annual meeting of the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS) at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station in Nederland, Colorado in August 2018.
At the same occasion the ABLS awarded him the two first-ever awards from the society: American Bryological and Lichenological Society Elizabeth Britton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bryology and the Chicita Culberson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Lichenology. The ABLS established these awards in 2017 to recognize lifelong scholarly achievements and contributions to bryology, lichenology and/or service to ABLS. They are named for two past Presidents of the society.
100 Years Young, Still Going Strong
Well, he did it, with flare! He said it was more fun than he’d had in a long time. He truly enjoyed all the folks congratulating him along the way, cheering and clapping for him, asking if they could get a picture, etc… (granddaughter Heidi Alina)
Read the article in the Boulder Daily Camera.