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The Maydew-Jeblick Award honors the memory of two volunteers whose impact on the Museum was significant. The generous and caring spirits of Randall C. Maydew and Harold Jeblick live on through the individual that is recognized annually. The award was created at the request of the National Atomic Museum Foundation Board of Trustees.
Maydew-Jeblick Awardees are recognized for duration and impact of service, resources leveraged, consistency of commitment, dependability and conscientiousness.
The Museum is honored to present the 2012 Maydew-Jeblick Award to Tom St. Aubin. Tom has been a dedicated volunteer since May 2010. Although he started in customer-service related volunteer position, Tom quickly recognized other needs within the Museum which matched his skills and interests. Working primarily behind the scenes, Tom now assists with exhibits, special projects, and general maintenance on a regular basis. He has, on several occasions, received a phone call from the Museum staff and immediately headed to the Museum to lend his assistance.
Tom is truly committed to the Museum and to it success. No project is too large or too small for Tom’s attention. In 2011, Tom led a team of volunteers who restored the Nike Hercules. This special project was the first full-scale restoration project to occur in Heritage Park. In 2012,Tom led a second special restoration project which resulted in the Titan II (ICMB) being moved to its transtainers for permanent display. The success of these projects is a model for future projects.
Tom has made significant contributions to the Museum in his short tenure. Tom’s leadership, his willingness to accept new challenges, and his generous nature sets an example for other volunteers. We are very pleased to have Tom as part of our volunteer team.
Previous Maydew/Jeblick Recipients:
2011: Milo Meyers
2010: Duane Hughes
2009: Jeri Loeber
2008: Charlie Zaffery
2007: Harry Mumma
2006: Charlie Schmidt
2005: D. Ellett
2004: George Vavra
2003: Hal Behl
2002: Jean Tower
2001: Gerry Taylor
As a member, you can contribute to the unique experience we offer, and help educate and inspire visitors like yourself for years to come. In addition to unlimited free visits at our museum and free admission to science museums across the country, members receive special benefits ranging from discounts at our gift store, to extra guest passes, to special members only events. Join at a level you’re comfortable with, and become a member today!
The construction of the new building cost the Museum $10.5 million and although the move is virtually complete, there are still opportunities to participate in the Capital Campaign.
Your gift could:
- Receive permanent recognition on the beautiful NVision Plaza, at the front of the Museum.
- Support an exhibit that interests you.
- Place your name or your company name on the Paver Path through the amazing collection of artifacts in the 9-acre Heritage Park outside the Museum.
- Provide for the restoration of the USS James K. Polk submarine sail.
- Give a donation in any amount as a part of our on-going appeal -- and we'll put your support to good use!
For any of these opportunities, contact Charles Lowery, Director of Development, at 505-245-2137, ext. 110.
Click here to see some other ways that you can give back to the museum.