Nancy Palmer— 2010 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award

Award Citation:

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to bestow upon Nancy Delia Palmer the 2010 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award. A founding member of the Stanford Society of the AIA, Palmer served as its membership secretary, society contact, and program coordinator for 31 years. Though recently retired as a society officer, her inspiring management kept the Stanford Society alive and vibrant for decades. Many AIA lecturers remarked upon her gracious hospitality when they visited Stanford.

Palmer also contributed her leadership to the AIA on the national level. In 1985, she was elected one of the first Society Trustees; she worked tirelessly at AIA annual meetings and served on various committees devoted to improving local societies.

Palmer exemplifies the society leader whose passion for archaeology is so strong that she is willing to do whatever it takes to see her society thrive. Recognizing that her dedication was the backbone of the Stanford Society, the AIA recognizes Nancy Delia Palmer as deserving recipient of its Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award.

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