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Paul J. Heafner to receive the Homer L. Dodce Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT the the 2014 Summer Meeting

Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT will be Presented to Paul J. Heafner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

College Park, MD, April 2, 2014—AAPT has announced that Paul J.(Joe) Heafner will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT during the 2014 Summer Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

Heafner is Instructor of Astronomy and Physics at Catawba Valley Community College. He earned his Master of Science degree in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his BA in Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An AAPT member since 2000, Heafner has been active in the North Carolina Section, and has served on the AAPT Committee on Space Science and Astronomy, chairing the committee in 2013. He served on the Programs Committee in 2013 and is an active member of the Committee on Physics in Two-year Colleges.

Heafner has volunteered to serve on the Social Media Engagement Team helping to tweet information about AAPT’s recent meetings as well as presenting workshops and papers at numerous AAPT and NCS-AAPT conferences.

When being notified of this honor, Heafner said, “ I’m speechless……..but in a good way! Thank you very much.”

About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301) 209-3306, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org.