[PRESENTED BY UW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION]
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
For the past 51 years, his dulcet tones have rung out at Husky Stadium and are identifi ed in the minds of all Huskies as the well-loved voice announcing the Husky Marching Band. Cook has never missed a single home game, bowl game or road game when the band played. For his work, Cook will receive the 2012 UWAA Distinguished Service Award.
The award is the highest honor bestowed upon UW Alumni Association members and volunteers and is presented to an individual who has had a significant impact on the UWAA. In addition to Cook, both of his parents—Shirley Mae Cook, ’35, ’36, and George S. Cook, ’29, ’35—obtained degrees from the UW.
Cook is looking forward to having a new public address booth when the Husky Stadium renovation is complete. “I may actually be able to see the Huskytron.”
UW & UW RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION]
DISTINGUISHED RETIREE SERVICE AWARD
Amidei is the first recipient of the new UW / University of Washington Retirement Association Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award. Pat Dougherty, director of Retiree Relations for the UW, says the goal of the new award is “to honor retirees who have made local, regional or even international contributions.”
Amidei has presented as many as 100 training sessions in civic engagement every year. In a 2008 interview, she said, “Different people are addicted to different things. I’m just addicted to democracy.”
Amidei plans to continue helping people in Washington and across the U.S. find their voice as citizen advocates. “As long as people keep asking me, I’ll keep doing the work,” she says, before running off to one more meeting.