Klaassen Wins Award from WAVES
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Registrar Bob Klaassen recently received the Bill Pearson Outstanding Life Time Achievement Award from the Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists (WAVES).
Vicki Henson, board member of WAVES, made the presentation at the organization’s annual conference held July 18-21 in Las Vegas.
The award is given in recognition of meritorious service to the WAVES and to the veterans in the Muskogee (OK) Veterans Administration regional office processing territory. WAVES is comprised of school officials in 14 states running from Arkansas and Louisiana on the east and California, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii on the west.
Part of Klaassen’s duties of treasurer was to register over 400 people who attended this year’s meeting. Next year’s meeting will be in Tulsa where he will again serve as head of registration.
Two other people received the Bill Pearson Outstanding Life Time Achievement Award this year including one person from Washington, D.C., and the other from Muskogee.