The Richard Rose Award
The Richard Rose Award recognizes extraordinary individual contributions to extending the reach of advanced networking from research universities to the broadest education community, including primary and secondary schools, community colleges, libraries, museums, and other cultural, artistic, historic, and scientific organizations throughout the United States.
The award is named in honor of Richard Rose (1947-2007), who was an early leader in the National Internet2 K20 Initiative. Richard was executive director of the University of Maryland Academic Telecommunications System (UMATS) and the University System of Maryland (USM) Office of Information Technology. He was an indefatigable advocate for extending the Internet2 Network to students at all levels—in both formal and information education—in the U.S. to broaden and deepen opportunities in learning, scholarship, and science. Richard Rose was, and remains, an inspiration to his colleagues working in the National Internet2 K20 Initiative.
Each year, the Rose Award honors a K20 educator and/or technologist with a demonstrable impact on the K20 community by extending advanced networking, content, and services to this broad array of institutions and constituents; a leaders with the capacity to bring together diverse communities around common goals and projects; an individual with an accumulated record of accomplishments in the Internet2 K20 community.
Past Rose Award Winners
2013 – Louis Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of CENIC
2012 – Jim Dolgonas, President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of CENIC
2011 – Randy Stout, Research and Development Coordinator for the Kansas Board of Regents, Kan-Ed
2010 – David Lassner, vice president and chief information officer of the University of Hawaii
2009 – Carol Willis, manager of the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN), and Jennifer Oxenford, Web and Public Relations Manager, Mid-Atlantic Gigapop (MAGPI) (honorable mention)
In order to nominate someone, please submit a letter or recommendation illustrating her/his contributions to the goals of the Internet2 K20 community. Your remarks should be organized in a way that allows the Committee to easily identify the judging attributes of commitment, innovation, modeling and support of the K20 mission. You are welcome to resubmit past nominations. Consider including information such as:
- How has this person demonstrated a commitment to the K20 mission?
- Is this person recognized as an innovator and why? Describe the innovative approaches this person has taken in their community.
- Is this person recognized for leadership qualities and mentoring of others? Give examples.
Please submit nominations to James Werle, chair of the Richard Rose Awards Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 18, 2013: Nominations Open
March 25, 2013: Nominations Close
The award will be presented at the 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia.
- Jim Dolgonas (President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of CENIC and 2012 Richard Rose Award Recipient)
- Randy Stout (Kansas Board of Regents, Kan-Ed and 2011 Richard Rose Award Recipient)
- David Lassner (University of Hawaii, and 2010 Richard Rose Award Recipient)
- Carol Willis (Texas Education Telecommunications Network, and 2009 Richard Rose Award Recipient)
- Jennifer Oxenford (Web and Public Relations Manager, Mid-Atlantic Gigapop (MAGPI), and 2009 Richard Rose Award Recipient)
- James Werle (Director, Internet2 K20 Initiative)