2012 Induction Ceremony


Introduction: Jane Erin

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Induction Ceremony: Pete Wurzburger

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Induction Ceremony: Phil Hatlen

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Dr. Jane Erin, Chair of the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field Governing Board, presided over the 2012 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Jim Hatlen, son of Hall of Fame inductee Phil Hatlen, accepted Phil’s Hall of Fame plaque on his behalf and made moving remarks about his father’s life and impact on the field of blindness.

Family members and friends pose with plaques for the two Hall of Fame inductees. Jim Hatlen (holding his father Phil’s plaque) is joined on stage by Jane Erin, Dean Tuttle, Naomi Tuttle, Kristie Wurzburger (holding her father Pete’s plaque), and Patricia Leader.

Childhood friends Kristie Wurzburger and Jim Hatlen pose with the plaques honoring their fathers’ induction into the Hall of Fame. Peter Wurzburger and Phil Hatlen, the 2012 inductees, were office mates and close friends for much of their careers.

Hall of Fame member Alice Raftary (MI) poses with Jane Thompson, APH’s Director of the Accessible Textbook Department, during the Thursday night reception.