Gold Medal Award: Sandra McDonald
For thirty years, you have shared your expert knowledge and many talents with the American rhododendron Society. You have served two terms on the ARS Board. You have assisted with the ARS Journal for twenty-six years as technical reviewer and Editorial Committee chair and have written sixteen articles for the Journal. You have developed the ARS archives at the University of Virginia as a major source of rhododendron information used by researchers worldwide.
From your own hybridizing and seed from others, you have grown, selected, and registered thirty azaleas and rhododendrons. Choice plants donated by you now grace three public gardens.
In appreciation for your vast contributions, the American Rhododendron Society is pleased to present the Gold Medal to Sandra F. McDonald, Ph.D. May 14, 2006. Rockville, Maryland.