Congratulations to Michael Lowry, 2013 recipient of the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed upon young alumni by the Alumni Association. The award will be presented at the Young Alumni Awards Dinner in Tallahassee, FL on Friday, June 21st.
Mr. Lowry (B.S. 2005, M.S. 2009) is the hurricane specialist and storm surge expert for The Weather Channel. In that role, he provided live on-air coverage of Superstorm Sandy, the highest-rated event in TWC history, after only one month on the job. Before joining The Weather Channel, Lowry worked at the National Hurricane Center, where he led the design and development of a new storm surge forecast graphic that will become public in 2015.
Thirty Under 30 Award Recipient
Mr. Lowry is also being recognized with a 2013 Thirty Under 30 award. This award was created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of FSU’s young alumni. Each recipient must show exceptional achievement and significant contributions to his or her profession, community/society or university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches. A group of Young Alumni Council members select the Thirty Under 30 to be awarded each year.
Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award
From that 30, up to six honorees may be chosen to also receive the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award by members of the Alumni Association National Board of Directors Awards Committee. The Askew Award, presented for the first time in the spring of 2012, is the highest honor bestowed upon young alumni by the Alumni Association. This year, three honorees were selected for the Askew Award.