What a tremendous honor," says Marilyn, "It's kind of like getting the 'Academy Award" of archaeology. But, I could never have achieved anything without everyone from the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site (MCHS) and the Grant County Archaeological Society and the many teachers, site stewards, and volunteers from other organizations who help with our education programs. And, I have been so lucky to have had opportunities to work with and learn from incredible Mimbres archaeologists, they are the best."
Marilyn lives in Mimbres and is the volunteer education coordinator at MCHS. Marilyn planned to attend the annual SAA conference to be held in Austin, Texas at the end of April to receive the award. The event was canceled. An awards presentation can be seen on YouTube.