Saturday, April 23, 2011

K1ARK Honored for Skywarn Service

Bill Smith, K1ARK
U. of Arkansas Photo
Bill Smith's day job is Assistant Athletic Director for New Media at the University of Arkansas, blogging, tweeting and otherwise engaging with fans of the Razorbacks' 19 different teams and the department itself. But in April, when his professional association, the College Sports Information Directors of America, honored Bill - who is also K1ARK - with its Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award, it was for his work with the Washington County Emergency Management Department and as a Skywarn storm spotter. According to the ARRL Letter, Smith has volunteered with the agency for more than ten years and also serves as its Public Information Officer. He will be presented with the award at CoSIDA's annual convention this month.