2014 Alumni Awards
The College of Science Celebration of Alumni Excellence was held in Moscow on October 17, 2014. The following are the 2014 inductees into the College of Science Academy of Distinguished Alumni and recipient of the College of Science Dean’s Achievement Award.
College of Science Academy of Distinguished Alumni
The College of Science Academy of Distinguished Alumni recognizes individuals who have brought honor and distinction to the College of Science through extraordinary professional accomplishments.
Jon Wellner earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Idaho in 1968. He then earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1975. He served on the faculty of the University of Rochester from 1975 to 1983, and in 1983 joined the faculty of the University of Washington, where he is professor of statistics and biostatistics. Dr. Wellner's research interests include uses of large sample theory in statistics. He served as editor of Statistical Science from 2011 to 2013. He is the co-author of four books and has published numerous articles.
Dr. Wellner is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2010, he was named a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in recognition of his exceptional research in probability and statistics, much of which has been done in collaboration with Dutch colleagues. He also received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship.
College of Science Dean’s Achievement Award
The College of Science Dean’s Achievement Award recognizes individuals for their dedication, service, and support of the College of Science and/or extraordinary leadership and service to the state of Idaho and beyond.
David and Bonnie Hawk
David and Bonnie Hawk met at the University of Idaho, and both graduated in 1967, Bonnie with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and David with a bachelor’s degree in geology. David then earned a master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma. He spent much of his career at the J. R. Simplot Company, and retired in 2007 as director of energy natural resources. After retirement, David started his own consulting firm, E2A Energy Analysis and Answers. Bonnie spent much of her career as a teacher in the Boise and Meridian School Districts, and is also retired.
They have both been active in a number of community and professional organizations. David is a past chair of the House of Delegates of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and was recently honored by AAPG as an Honorary Member of the House of Delegates. He has served as a member of the Boise School Board and is the governor’s representative on the Idaho Geological Survey Advisory Board. David also served on the College of Mines Advisory Board, and is an emeritus member of the College of Science Advisory Board. Bonnie is a former member of the College of Education Advisory Board.