Jere H. Lipps received the Joseph A. Cushman Award for Excellence in Foraminiferal Research on October 24, 2006 at a standing-room-only Cushman Reception of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Lipps’ productive career has promoted foraminiferal research to the forefront of both geological and biological sciences, and has strongly influenced the next generation of micropaleontologists and geobiologists.

Jere began his foraminiferal studies in his native Los Angeles at the University of California Los Angeles in the 1960’s. Under the direction of Helen Tappan, along with mentoring from Al Loeblich, he completed his PhD in 1966, after...

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