It is my honor and great pleasure to introduce Thomas C. Witherspoon, recipient of this year's Strimple Award for outstanding accomplishment in paleontology by an amateur. This award recognizes his prolific collection, preparation, documentation, and donation of hundreds of thousands of invertebrate fossils to dozens of schools, colleges, universities and museums.

Tom Witherspoon is an enthusiastic, tireless, and lifelong champion of paleontology and of elementary, secondary, and collegiate education. He is richly deserving of this recognition by the Paleontological Society. The Strimple Award is often given to individuals who have made contributions in a specific area of paleontology, focused on...

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