American Fisheries Society President Jesse Trushenski presents Stan Moberly the first Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation. (Courtesy Photo | American Fisheries Society)

American Fisheries Society President Jesse Trushenski presents Stan Moberly the first Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation. (Courtesy Photo | American Fisheries Society)

Tenakee Springs man wins conservation award, medical student earns white coat

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Tenakee Springs man receives conservation award

Stan Moberly received the inaugural Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation established in 2019.

American Fisheries Society President Jesse Trushenski presented the award at a Plenary Session at the AFS Joint Annual Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno, Nevada. Moberly lives in Tenakee Springs, with his wife Linda Perine.

The award is presented to an individual who has achieved significant success in a fish habitat career related to research, policy, management, education, project implementation, vision, communications and outreach, or some other endeavor.

“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Stan Moberly and thank him for his continuous efforts to further the conservation of fish habitats,” Trushenski said in a press release.

Moberly is a familiar face at AFS events since he joined in 1964, according to AFS. He served as president of the Alaska Chapter and Western Division and eventually president of the society in 1987-1988.

Moberly moved from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to Alaska in 1970 to take a position with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as project leader for sockeye salmon, according to the AFS. In 1987, Moberly retired early, then took a position with Northwest Marine Technology as director of marketing. Moberly’s year as AFS President was during his transition from government to work in the private sector.

First-year medical student from Juneau earns white coat

Kassandra Dindinger-Hill of Juneau received her first white coat and stethoscope at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth Campus White Coat Ceremony, on Friday, Aug. 16 inside the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Juneau resident and first-year medical student, Kassandra Dindinger-Hill. (Courtesy photo | Derek Montgomery Photography)

Juneau resident and first-year medical student, Kassandra Dindinger-Hill. (Courtesy photo | Derek Montgomery Photography)

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that serves to welcome first-year medical students to the profession and reinforce the value of humanism as foundational to medicine. It is during this ceremony when students recite their oath. This sacred pledge dates back hundreds of years and affirms each student to abide by a strong set of ethical standards, commitment to their patients and the utmost quality of care.

Pockets of the coats were filled with notes that were sent in with gifts sponsoring the white coats. These ranged from nostalgic memories from alumni at their ceremony to well wishes from parents for their child. In total, 65 white coats were presented to the Class of 2023.

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