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SIOP Gold Medal Award

Lee Hakel, director of the Administrative Office for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, was awarded a special honor during SIOPs annual meeting in Toronto, April 12, 2002.

This year's Gold Medal Award was 
a glass plate.

Hakel was presented the first-ever Gold Medal Award from SIOP in recognition of her extraordinary, long-lasting and unique contributions to the Society and to the profession.

The surprise honor was presented during the opening session of the annual Conference by Dr. William Macey, CEO of Personnel Research Associates, Inc. of Arlington Heights, IL. Lee knows everything there is to know about this conference, but we were able to keep this from her. She was totally surprised, said Macey.

He said the award was initiated by the SIOP Executive Committee because it wanted to recognize Hakel for the long list of impressive accomplishments she has achieved in leading the Administrative Office.

There are people who contribute greatly to SIOP and who are not adequately recognized through our annual awards and so the committee created the Gold Medal Award. It will be given only once every 3 years, Macey said. 


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