Stories From the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
From FPG Director Sam Odom's introduction: "As an organization, the highlight of this year was the celebration of our 50th anniversary. Our internal celebration with staff and investigators happened in the fall, with a centerpiece presentation of our history prepared by longtime FPG researchers Barbara Wasik and Donna Bryant. The spring brought a larger celebration that extended to the local, state, and national community. At our award dinner, co-founder Nancy Robinson’s memories of our origins, the Provost’s welcome, and rousing speeches from Howard Lee and Governor Hunt created a celebratory spirit for the evening. The conference on the subsequent two days directed our attention to the field’s research and professional development, as seen through the eyes of national leaders. Thanks to assistant director Stephanie Ridley for being the glue that allowed the 50th celebration to be successful and executive leadership board member Don Stedman for being a primary moving spirit behind these events..."