I am pleased to report that Javni Mody was presented with the HAPS President's Medal at the 2010 Annual Conference. This honor is awarded annually by the outgoing HAPS President to a member who demonstrates exceptional service to our organization. Javni was selected for this honor based on her work as our Marketing Manager. For the past five years, Javni has worked timelessly as the "face of HAPS", working with the vendors who support us at our conferences and throughout the year. Javni notes that she stays in this position because she enjoys the friendly relations that she has with all of our vendors - and, of course, she is one of the main reasons we have that friendly relationship! Prior to becoming our Marketing Manager, Javni was Regional Conference chair for three years, organized a regional conference in Baltimore in 2002, and served on the annual conference committee several times. You will also recognize Javni as a regular presenter of very popular workshops at the HAPS annual conference. This year she teamed up with Carol Veil to give a workshop on "Awesome Analogies, Dynamic Demos & Mnifty Mnemonics: Skeletal, Muscular & Nervous Systems."
Javni is a tenured professor at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) near Annapolis, MD. She has taught anatomy and physiology for 20 years, 13 of them at AACC. In 2007, the student association of AACC awarded Javni the Teaching Excellence Award - an award that goes to only one full-time faculty member annually.
The President's medal was established by outgoing President Sandy Lewis in 2006. Previous winners are Carl Shuster, Donna White, Kevin Patton, Susan Baxley, and Richard Faircloth. Note that Richard is also from AACC! That's two years in a row that faculty from AACC has taken home the President's Medal.
Congratulations, Javni, and thank you for your generosity, hard work, and dedication to HAPS!