Topic - Honors and Awards
March 21, 2011
We are honored to be mentioned in an online Inc. Magazine poll of “20 Awesome Facebook Fan Pages” this week. The company Facebook pages were selected from nominations by entrepreneurs, social media experts, and Inc. editors.
Our Facebook Fan Page is a great place to interact with other science enthusiasts (teachers and parents), get special product announcements, participate in giveaways only available to Facebook Fans and more. If you don’t already Like us on Facebook, head on over to our page and join the conversation about how to make science fun.
If you “like” our Facebook page please click over to Inc. and “Like” us there so we can show the other 19 pages the importance of hands-on science.
July 24, 2010
The Spangler team received its second Heartland Chapter Emmy Award last Saturday night at the awards gala held in Denver, Colorado. The award was received for the half hour television special – Spangler Science and Weather at Coors Field - that aired on KUSA-TV 9News in Denver, Colorado. But this award is extra special for the Spangler team because we share it with our own Bradley Mayhew who is credited on the Emmy as the editor.
The television special documented the first ever Weather and Science Day at Coors Field 2009. It was at this event that the Spangler team received its first Guinness World Record for the Large Physics Lesson – conducting a hands-on science demonstration with 5,401 people all at the same time.
Our first Heartland Chapter Emmy Award was awarded in 1997 while I was working at KCNC as the host of News for Kids, a nationally syndicated show that aired every Saturday morning.
Here’s a quick overview of the half hour
July 22, 2010
If you’re a professional speaker, being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame® is kind of like getting an Academy Award… without the cool golden Oscar… but you get the idea. The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers, inducted five professional speakers into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame at the 2010 NSA Convention in Orlando, Florida, and I’m honored to have received one of the awards. To date, there are 196 Speaker Hall of Fame inductees throughout the world, and the list includes Ken Blanchard, Norman Vincent Peale, Ronald Reagan, and Zig Ziglar.
Established in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who have been evaluated by their peers and judged to have mastered seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income or involvement in NSA. It’s an award presented by your peers… and that’s why it’s so special to me. As you can
May 2, 2010
I received a phone call in early December from a good friend, RC Myles, asking if I could “go to lunch” on April 29th. Either this guy’s calendar really books up fast or he’s an early planner. It turned out that neither was the case since RC was calling to share the good news that I was the 2010 recipient of the Arapahoe Community College Foundation’s Promoting the Power of Education Award. RC Myles and his family have been long time supporters of the ACC Foundation which raises money to support student scholarships and creates opportunities for people who have a passion for life-long learning.
April 18, 2010
It’s always an honor to be invited to emcee a fundraising event – especially when the cause is near and dear to your heart. Formal events like the Littleton Public Schools Foundation Spirit Celebration are big and classy and attended by people who really care about this amazing school district in Littleton, Colorado. As emcee, I was asked to keep the night moving with light commentary and to maybe do something “special” with four outstanding high school scholarship recipients – Aminta Menjivar from Littleton High School, Quinn Booth from Arapahoe High School, Lilliane Hubbell from Heritage High School, and Ian Paxson from Options High School. Take a look…
Nothing says “good job” better than a tiny cloud bath on stage at a formal awards ceremony. So, if you’re thinking about inviting me to emcee your event, you might want to reconsider.