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Gloria Maender Receives Communicator of the Year Award

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Gloria Maender, outreach coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s Western Ecological Research Center and contributing editor of Sound Waves, received the Western Region Office of Communications' Communicator of the Year Award at the USGS Western Region awards Ceremony held October 15, 2003, in Menlo Park, CA.

The Communicator of the Year Award is given to an individual or group that has significantly contributed to raising the visibility and value of USGS science to external or internal audiences.

Western Regional Director Doug Buffington read this summary of Gloria's citation at the ceremony:

Western Regional Geologist Wes Ward and Gloria Maender
Western Regional Geologist Wes Ward congratulates Gloria Maender upon her receipt of the Western Region Office of Communications' Communicator of the Year Award.
The award this year is presented to Gloria Maender, with the Western Ecological Research Center. Gloria is the gold standard for communications and outreach work in the USGS. Not only is she a very positive and energetic force in her center, but also in the entire Western Region and at Headquarters. Those who have worked with Gloria through the years are always impressed by her high standards, intelligence, sensibility, and good humor, as well as her unflagging ability to "know" and "sell" a good story. Just as importantly, she recognizes sensitive issues and handles them with expertise. She is genuinely passionate and dedicated to the USGS' mission and helping the public understand what we do by turning complex research results into meaningful, understandable, and exciting information. Gloria has made it her business to know each research scientist at her center and the work he or she does, so that she can promptly seize outreach opportunities whenever they arise. Gloria exemplifies how the regions and science centers can work together in ways that enhance the USGS mission.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Sacramento, CA

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