October 4, 2018 Lakeland, Florida: Each year the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) recognizes outstanding contributions to the museum profession in the State of Florida. Awards recognize museum staff, volunteers, or trustees, as well as individuals outside the museum profession who make significant contributions to the advancement of Florida’s museums, either locally or statewide.
Jayme Jamison, Aerospace Discovery Manager for the Aerospace Center for Excellence, was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding New Professional at an Awards Ceremony held during the Annual FAM Conference. Awarded to individuals who have been working in the museum field for five years or less, the honor recognizes Jayme’s commitment to producing valuable and engaging content for the museum audience. Nominated by the Aerospace Center for Excellence and LuAnn Mims from the Lakeland Public Library, this recognition not only honors Jayme’s work at Aerospace Discovery but also for her collaboration with community partners at the Lakeland Public Library, Polk County History Center, International Council of Airshows and Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. As LuAnn noted in her nomination, Jayme’s “commitment to the community’s education shines through in all that she does.” The awards ceremony was held on October 2nd at the Naples Botanical Garden where Jayme received a certificate of recognition and a bowl hand carved from a Royal Poinciana tree that fell at the gardens during Hurricane Irma. Please join us in congratulating Jayme and all the honorees.
About Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc.:
The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has emerged as a nationally recognized leader in STEM-related and aerospace education through its various learning centers, outreach programs, summer camps and scholarships aimed at preparing students for tomorrow’s aerospace challenges. Located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland, Florida, the organization is known for its annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo fundraising event as well as the Aerospace Discovery Museum which is Florida’s Official Aviation Museum and Education Center. ACE is the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and delivers youth programs that engage over 30,000 students a year. For more information, www.ACEedu.aero.