It is with great sadness that the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received news of the death of trustee George A. Wardman of Paget, Bermuda.
George joined BIOS’s board of trustees in 1993, prior to which he was a member of the corporation. During more than two decades of service on the board, he demonstrated his deep interest in science education and the environment, and supported BIOS’s mission with both his time and his resources. George applied his business skills as a world-class hotelier to enhance BIOS’s infrastructure—serving on the board facilities committee, contributing to the construction of the Naess Laboratory Building, and donating landscaping services to the institute from his company. He also served on the board nominating committee, helping BIOS reach out to others; and was always keen to bring people together who shared a common interest. George generously supported BIOS at the most fundamental level, and took particular interest in its educational programs. As a trustee of Eckerd College and the parent of an alumnus, he supported an undergraduate student internship that enables a student from Eckerd College to participate in BIOS research as part of their educational experience. Through this endowed internship, the Galbraith/Wardman Fellowship, George Wardman will continue to positively impact the education and training of the next generation of scientists; and for that BIOS will be forever grateful.
The staff and board of trustees of BIOS extend its collective condolences to the entire Wardman family, with special thoughts for our dear colleague and friend, Tiffany.