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Remembering AccuWeather's Ken Reeves

Over the last year, many have honored AccuWeather's Ken Reeves, who passed away after a tragic accident at his Lemont, Pa., home on March 25, 2012.

Reeves was an expert senior meteorologist, vice president of AccuWeather and the general manager of AccuWeather, Inc., Television Network.

The Ken Reeves AccuWeather Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Reeves and his many contributions to help and support undergraduate students to advance their careers in Atmospheric Sciences, AccuWeather established a scholarship fund with the American Meteorological Society.

The AMS is accepting contributions to endow a scholarship in Reeves' name and establish a permanent tribute to him. The scholarship will assist outstanding students pursuing a career in operational meteorology.

Reeves was a talented and devoted forecaster, who was passionate about meteorology and mentoring young professionals and students in pursuing their dreams of forecasting. He was very involved with the Pennsylvania State University, often attending career fairs, participating in weekly forecast discussions and helping with the Penn State Weather Camp.

Contributions may be sent to:
Stephanie Armstrong
attn: Ken Reeves Scholarship Fund
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Mount Nittany Conservancy
Reeves was also very involved in other areas of the community. He was once President and Director Emeritus of the Mount Nittany Conservancy.

To honor Reeves, the conservancy has been accepting donations in his name.

Contributions may be sent to:
Mount Nittany Conservancy
P.O. Box 296
State College, PA 16804

Make checks out to "Mount Nittany Conservancy" and put "Ken Reeves Memorial" on the memo line of any checks sent. Donations are also being accepted online.

Ken was honored posthumously in fall 2012 by the Mount Nittany Conservancy with its third-annual Friend of the Mountain award. Blake Gall and John Hook nominated him for this award, explaining that:

"Ken was an integral member of the founding group of the Mount Nittany Conservancy in 1981. He served as the third President of the Conservancy and was deeply involved in the organization as a board member and Emeritus board member ever since. Ken's love for the Mountain, his vision for its preservation and conservation and his knowledge about all that surrounds it, was an inspiration for all of us who have had the honor of serving the Mountain. It was our privilege to have known and worked with Kenny."

In addition, Co-Chairman of the Mountain Committee, Bob Andronici, led a group of AccuWeather volunteers on a trail widening project during fall 2012 in Reeves' memory.

A memorial geocache in Ken's honor was placed on Mount Nittany. A placard explains what Ken meant to the mountain, stating "Right Paw of his class and Emeritus Board Member of the Mount Nittany Conservancy, Ken was a dedicated Penn Stater who contributed an enormous amount of time and passion into Penn State, Mount Nittany and Lion's Paw." Inside the geocache, there is a place for people to note the date, year, barometric reading and temperature.