The business meeting was called to order by President Armand Kuris at 1555 hr on Monday, 16 July 2012 in the James River Salon of the Omni Richmond Hotel. President Kuris made his opening remarks and recognized the new Officers and Nominating Committee members for 2012–2013. He then thanked the outgoing Officers and Nominating Committee for their service to the Society. See Council meeting minutes for lists of these individuals. President Kuris also thanked the organizations and individuals that donated funds for the meeting; see the Council meeting minutes for the list of sponsors.

Charles Criscione and Michelle Steinauer introduced Dr. William F. Font, Southeastern Louisiana University, as the 2012 recipient of the Clark P. Read Mentor Award. Dr. Font accepted the award and delivered his acceptance speech entitled “Mentoring then and now.”

Cheryl Davis introduced Dr. Jillian T. Detwiler, Texas A&M University, as the 2012 winner of the...

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