The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's 1990 Tony Jannus Award will be presented to USAir Chairman and President Edwin I. Colodny in recognition of outstanding and lasting contributions to commercial aviation. Tony Jannus Super Task Force Chairman Stewart Mast said Colodny was selected for "his sound leadership and sage wisdom during a career that has spanned three decades in the airline industry." Mast said that Colodny was instrumental in convincing manufacturers to develop aircraft more suited to the needs of domestic carriers and repeatedly has urged that higher priority be placed on the need to develop sound national transportation policies.
The 27th Annual Tony Jannus Award Banquet will be March 30 at the Tampa International Airport Marriott Hotel. The presentation to Colodny will be made by Sir C. Lenox Hewitt, chairman of Qantas Air Service and recipient of the award in 1989.
Tampa Bay Life wins 6 awards
Tampa Bay Life received six awards at the 1989 MIKE ceremonies in Miami, held in conjunction with Micromedia's publishers' round table in January. Tampa Bay Life was competing with 10 city/regional magazines nationwide.
The magazine's art director, Wendy McMillan of Tampa, took first place in the Art Direction category. In the Feature that Makes a Difference category, Bob Andelman of St. Petersburg was a runner-up for his article "Ripped Off" about bay area scams (October 1989). Bob Casterline received special mention in the Hard Journalism category for his story "The Dragon of the Newsroom," a profile of H. Doyle Harvill, executive editor of the Tampa Tribune (March 1989).
"The Quintessentially Purrrfect Pet Primer" (July 1989), by Ellen Hogan of Tampa, and "Play Ball" (March 1989) won runner-up awards in the Service Feature and Special Issue categories respectively.
Micromedia Affiliates, which has headquarters in Morristown, N.J., publishes magazines in Florida, New Jersey and California.
6 USF students win scholarships
Six students have been chosen as recipients of $50 book scholarships by the Gold Council at the University of South Florida.
The students are Genia Beasley and Duane James, both of Tampa; Debbie Dubroff, Satellite Beach; Mark Jackson, Valrico; Donald McGarey, Labelle; and Honggang Yang, Heilongjiang Province, China.
The scholarships are for the Spring 1990 semester, and recipients are required to be full-time students, have a minimum 3.2 grade point average and have completed 12 credit hours at USF.
The Gold Council is a student development foundation that raises money for scholarships, programs special projects and works with the Office of Development/Alumni Affairs on a university-wide basis.
Claywell student to be honored
Claywell Elementary School second-grader Chris Olmstead will be honored by the Hillsborough County Medical Association on March 6 for representing the county in a statewide poster contest.
The contest is part of the Smoke-Free Class of 2000 project, a national effort by the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. The program, launched nationally in 1988, is a 12-year anti-smoking awareness campaign aimed at children who will graduate in the year 2000.
This year second-graders submitted entries for a statewide poster contest with an anti-smoking theme. One representative was chosen from each county to advance to the state competition.
Old Hyde Park art winners named
Winners in the "Old Hyde Park Revisited" show at the Old Hyde Park Art Center have been announced. The exhibit features scenes of Hyde Park in watercolors, oils, acrylics, pencil and photography.
First-prize winner is Renee Tillery; second prize, Virginia Rhan; and third prize, Ruth Leonard. Honorable mentions went to Fay Culp, Gloria W. Griffith, Cynthia Jacobson, Peggy Little, Eleanor H. Adamo and Jim Robe.
The exhibit is on display at the center, 705 Swann Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.