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February President's Message: Appreciation for Black History Month
Nate Johnson, 2021 NWA President
During its annual meeting last month, the American Meteorological Society announced it is renaming its award for broadcast meteorology after pioneering meteorologist June Bacon-Bercey. While other African-American women had presented weather forecasts on the air, she was the first female, African-American, degreed meteorologist to do so. Her story includes many other firsts, including being one of the first — if not the first — African-American woman to earn a degree in meteorology in 1954 and becoming the first African-American woman to earn the AMS’ Seal of Approval for TV Weathercasting in 1972. She worked in broadcasting, in the public sector, and as a collegiate instructor, winning numerous awards for merit along the way. She even won $64,000 on a game show, allowing her to endow a scholarship for students studying meteorology.
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NWA 46TH ANNUAL MEETING
TULSA, OKLAHOMA | 2021
The NWA 46th Annual Meeting will be held at Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2021. The dates are August 21-26.