2014 SCABB Award Recepients

The Cornerstone Award

The Cornerstone Award is presented to an individual or institutional member of the association who has contributed in an extraordinary way to the success of the South Central Association of Blood Banks. Recipients of this award are recognized for a contribution, landmark event, or new endeavor that helps sustain the association or promotes its growth and prosperity.
David Gremillion
David Gremillion has been awarded the 2014 Cornerstone Award
Nominated by: StephanieDuplessis, Our Lady of the Lakes RMC, Baton Rouge, LA
David Gremillion’s complete biography available here.

Dr. Matthew Gottlieb Rising Star Award

Named in honor of Dr. Matthew Gottlieb, the “Rising Star” Award services to recognize the contributions of an Association member of
less than fi ve years that has contributed to the South Central Association of Blood Banks, either by serving on a committee, presenting, or
writing an article for the Pulse.
Dustin Conover has been awarded the 2014 Rising Star Award
Nominated by: Jeannie Gardner,Oklahoma Blood Institute, Oklahoma City, OK
Dustin Conover’s complete biography available here.

Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award

The Larry L. Trow Memorial Educational Award is presented to an individual within the South Central Region who has signifi cantly contributed to the promotion of education with relation to immunohematology.
Dr. Beth Hartwell has been awarded the 2014 Larry Trow Award
Nominated by: Clare Wong, Gulf CoastRegional Blood Center, Houston, TX
Dr. Beth Hartwell’s complete biography available here.

President’s Award of Merit

The President’s Award of Merit consists of two awards; one for Outstanding Individual and the other for Outstanding Contribution for either the promotion of blood banking, public understanding or commitment to blood banking.
Outstanding Individual: This award is presented to an individual who has made a signifi cant contribution to the blood resources of a blood collection facility, either by coordinating blood drives, donating large quantities of blood, or recruiting large numbers of blood donors over a long period of time.
Joann Fryling has been awarded the 2014 President’s Award of Merit for Outstanding Individual
Nominated by: Stephanie Duplessis, Our Lady of the Lakes RMC, Baton Rouge, LA
Joan Fryling’s complete biography available here.
Outstanding Contributions: This award is presented to a group or fi nancial contributor to the blood banking profession, which has shown spectacular long-or short-term results.

The Palo Pinto Hospital Auxiliary (“The Pink Ladies”) has been awarded the 2014 President’s Award of Merit for Outstanding Contributions
Nominated by: Joyce Kleist and Sandra Lundgren, Carter BloodCare, Bedford, TX
The Palo Pinto Hospital Auxiliary’s complete biography available here.