W&M Vice President to Retire in 2015; Mapping Team Wins Volunteer Award

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Anna B. Martin
Anna B. Martin

A longtime administrator for the College of William & Mary will retire later this school year.

Anna B. Martin, who joined the school in 2001, will step down from her post as vice president for administration in the spring.

“During the last 14 years, Anna Martin has overseen and led a strikingly varied, complex, and demanding set of activities, each vital to the life of the university,” said President Taylor Reveley in a news release. “In many respects, her job has been ‘24/7.’ She has served the university splendidly and at times sacrificially. We owe Anna a great debt of gratitude.”

In her role, Martin was responsible for overseeing the offices of auxiliary services, facilities management, human resources, procurement and the William & Mary Police Department. She also led the charge in 1.3 million square feet of new construction on campus.

Martin worked for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Smithsonian Institution before starting her tenure at the college.

“William & Mary is an amazing place, and I have an amazing job with challenges and rewards I never could have anticipated,” Martin said in the release. “No one does a job like this alone. The people who work in facilities, human resources, procurement, auxiliary services and the William & Mary Police Department make me look good every day. My achievements are their achievements. It has been my privilege to lead them for the past 14 years, and I am truly grateful for the experience.”

Read more about Martin’s career here.

Wildlife Mapping Team Wins York County Volunteer of the Year Award

Cherie Aukland receives the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from York County on behalf of the Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists Wildlife Mapping Team (Submitted)
Cherie Aukland receives the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from York County on behalf of the Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists Wildlife Mapping Team (Submitted)

Members of the Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists have logged hours and hours keeping track of the area’s wildlife.

Whether on the ground at New Quarter Park or in front of the screen setting up a database, the Wildlife Mapping Team has acted as the eyes and ears of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, counting the numbers and species of wildlife found here.

For their effort, the York County Board of Supervisors has honored the team with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.

New Quarter Park’s Wildlife Mappers were chosen for their work to make York County a better place for residents and wildlife to coexist. They were also recognized for spreading enthusiasm to New Quarter Park visitors, who are welcome to join in the mapping, about safely observing wildlife in the unique variety of habitats at the park.

With wildlife counts, VDGIF is better able to control numbers and balance the health and safety of people and property.

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