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The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory committee is now accepting nominations for the John K. Bullard Diversity Award.

The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory committee (WHDAC) is now accepting nominations for the John K. Bullard Diversity Award. The Bullard Award is given every two years to recognize leadership in and commitment to making the Woods Hole scientific community more welcoming and inclusive.

Anyone in the community may make a nomination by submitting a letter to the WHDAC before March 1. Letter may be e-mailed to Ambrose.Jearld@NOAA.gov or mailed to Ambrose Jearld, NOAA Fisheries, 166 water Street, Woods Hole MA 02543. Information about the award and nomination instructions are in this attached document.

The 2014 winner will be announce by the Chairman of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative (WHDI) in June.

As CEO of SEA, John Bullard was a driving force in the formation of the WHDI. He worked to bring the Woods Hole institutions together to address the issue of diversity, and he articulated the vision in the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding that established the Diversity Initiative. Before and after the singing of the 2004 MOU, John relentlessly encouraged his fellow CEO’s to devote time, energy and resources to making the community more diverse.

The John K. Bullard Award was established by the WHDI when John stepped down from SEA leadership. A plaque in his honor is on display at SEA. In June the 2014 winner's name will be added to the plaque, which will then move to the institution most closely associated with the most recent winner of the Bullard Award.

John K. Bullard Award

The Woods Hole Diversity Initiative (WHDI) honored John K. Bullard for his leadership in the effort to increase diversity in the Woods Hole science community.