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​The 2011 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

The awards ceremony recognized individuals and organizations throughout the Federal Government in their use of innovative learning technologies.

Order individual valued team member organizational award medallions!

The Association would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Polycom for sponsoring the awards and Hughes and the Government eLearning Magazine for sponsoring the reception.

View the recipients and their citations. 

Individual awards

Dr. Philip Westfall, President, FGDLA, kicking off the awards ceremony. 

Eagle Award (Individual)

Will Peratino, Director of Innovation, Emerging Human Resource Solutions Group, OPM

Hall of Fame Award
Col. Don Philpitt, USAF, Ret. 

Hall of Fame Award
MSgt Glenn Kanak, USAF, Ret.

Pioneer Award
Dr. Benjamin Hamilton, Program Manager, Training Technology Development Subgroup 

Pioneer Award
Dr. Ryan Averbeck, Chief, Research and Technology Protection, Army Materiel Command, DCS Intelligence 

Pillar Award (Individual)
Reggie Smith, Manager, ADL & Training Transformation, Booz Allen Hamilton

Pillar Award (Organizational) Government Elearning Magazine (B2B Media). Jerry Roche (accepting), Editorial Director

President's Award
Alex Autry, Senior VP, FGDLA, Dr. Philip Westfall (recipient)

Eagle Award (Organizational)
Alice Muellerweiss (center), Dean, VA Learning University

Five Star Award
Army Materiel Command, Research and Technology Protection Branch

Five Star Award
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Dept of Energy)

Innovation Award
US Small Business Administration, Office of Entrepreneurship Education. Jim Van Wert (accepting)

Innovation Award
DOD-Training Technology Development Subgroup, Technical Support Working Group, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

Innovation Award Department of Energy’s ESF-12 team

FGDLA Board of Directors. From left: Russ Colbert, VP Corporate; Dr. Jolly Holden, VP Higher Education; Dr. Philip Westfall, President; Randy Palubiak, Treasurer