WHOI Associates have a new president.
"From childhood in Woods Hole, the Oceanographic has always been a presence in my life," Peterson said. "The father of a friend was captain on a WHOI ship. The Institution's third director, Admiral Edward Smith, was a close family friend. And my own father designed the Smith Laboratory, WHOI's second building, which was named after our friend.
"My wife, Pancha, and I have been WHOI Associates for 25 years and consider membership a unique opportunity to learn about a largely undiscovered part of our planet," he said.
Peterson succeeds Dudley Harrington Jr., who was president for more than a decade. "Under Dudley's leadership," said WHOI President and Director Bob Gagosian, "the Associates have flourished. His effort has added immeasurably to the vitality of WHOI and also to a wider public awareness of the importance of understanding our oceans."
WHOI Associates span 38 states and nine countries. They receive the magazine Oceanus; invitations to events and lectures; opportunities to visit destinations around the world; a 15 percent discount on WHOI Gift Shop merchandise; and free admission to more than 270 science centers and museums. For more information, contact Lesley Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508289-3313.
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|Date:||Jun 1, 2005|
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