In 1979, Tom Quimby a founder of the Alaska Section, held the first organizational meeting in his home, and donated a great deal of time to the Society. Tom felt strongly about the value of education and worked proactively with Kenai Community College in support of their Industrial Instrumentation degree program and promoted the scholarship program as part of that support.
In 2008 The ISA Alaska Section made history by establishing the “Tom Quimby Memorial Endowment Fund” with the largest ever single-source donation for the ISA Foundation's student scholarship program. The donation of $50,000 was matched by a $50,000 contribution coming from a matching program approved by the ISA Executive Board. The endowment will be used to provide scholarships to students studying the arts and sciences related to the theory, design, manufacture, and use of instrumentation, systems, and automation. With this endowment, the ISA Alaska Section will change the lives of dozens of students over the coming years.
So thanks Tom, for foresight and leadership.
Thanks vendors and members for support of the shows.
Thanks National ISA for matching what we were able to put in.”