02.21.2020

Robyn Render Endeavor Award

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As the MCNC team planned Community Day in 2004, celebrating and reflecting on the evolution, direction, and success of MCNC’s backbone network, NCREN, we realized the contributions of members of our community were key. The Endeavor Award was created to celebrate individuals and their distinguished service and commitment to MCNC. 

The recognition honors a devoted North Carolina leader who understands how technology can grow educational opportunity for all citizens. It is presented to one or more individuals who continually champion leadership, engagement, and support of MCNC's overarching mission and goals for North Carolina.

In 2010, the award was renamed in honor of Robyn Render a community member who epitomized the character, support, and engagement of the community.  Ms. Render was an inaugural recipient of the Endeavor Award. Ms. Render passed in September 2010.

Robyn Render Endeavor Award Recipients

2019

  • Craig D. Horn, Union County

2016

  • Alfred Mays, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

2015

  • Tracy Futhey, Duke University
  • Lane Ridenhour, UNC Greensboro

2014

  • Mark Cooke, NC Information Technology Systems

2013

  • Mladen Vouk, NC State University

2012

  • Jim Gogan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2011

  • Tom Cox, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rob Hudson, East Carolina University

2010

  • Greg Dillingham, University of North Carolina Asheville
  • Pam McKirdy, Greensboro College
  • Bill Randall, North Carolina Community College System

2009

  • Phil Emer, Virtual Interactive Intelligence Systems, LLC
  • John Streck,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2008

  • Jay Dominick, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Henry Schaffer, NC State University

2007

  • Robert R. "Bob" Blackmun, North Carolina Community College System
  • Wanda McIver, North Carolina Central University

2006

  • Holt Anderson, North Carolina Healthcare information & Communications Alliance
  • Samuel F. "Sam" Averitt, NC State University
  • Charles M. "Mick" Kreszock, Appalachian State University
  • Hope Williams, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

2005

  • Molly Corbett Broad, University of North Carolina System Office

2004

  • Alan Blatecky, Renaissance Computing Institute
  • John Cavanaugh, Cisco
  • Richard B. Fair, Duke University
  • Former North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr.
  • Jane Smith Patterson, e-NC
  • Robyn R. Render, University of North Carolina System Office
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