On May 16, 2018, one of our GCAS members, William Hudson, was recognized for his tireless and outstanding volunteer work on behalf of archaeology and education.
Here is how Bill described his award in his post on the GCAS Facebook page that evening:
Everyone knows that modesty is a virtue, but there is much more to Bill's achievement than what he described as simply "contributions by an individual other than a professional archaeologist." Bill has most certainly contributed to the mission of the GCAS and to the greater mission of educating the public of the archaeological heritage we all share.
Bill has happily shared his skills in art and craftsmanship with us time and again, creating numerous educational exhibits for the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site's (MCHS) museum and outdoor displays. He has designed, built, and installed scale-model reconstructions of the Mimbres pueblo structures of the MCHS/Mattocks Ruin. As one of the GCAS's most knowledgeable and passionate volunteers, he gives weekly tours of the MCHS/Mattocks Ruin site to school groups and to the general public. He has contributed to the construction of the interpretive trails there and devoted his time and energy to everything from basic site maintenance to planning for larger-scale structural preservation. He has given freely of his time and resources to the GCAS, serving for years in various official capacities. He is a (very) active member of the GCAS Board of Trustees, and at present has shouldered yet another essential project: Bill is the primary organizer and planner of the May 2019 annual meeting of the Archeological Society of New Mexico, which the GCAS will host in Silver City.
Mind you, Dear Reader, that most of Bill's work mentioned here, is what he has accomplished in the past year alone!
Congratulations on receiving the Bice Award, Bill, from a very grateful community.