Bill Troutman has served as the volunteer announcer for the New Mexico Pageant of Bands for 25 years. He began as a parent volunteer when his son was in high school.
The Pageant is a volunteer run organization, and we truly have some of the most amazing volunteers in Albuquerque. However, in appreciation for his dedication to the Pageant of Bands as our announcer for 25 years, Bill was formally recognized during the 35th Pageant with the presentation of a card signed by many volunteers and band directors and a plaque stating: “Presented to William G. Troutman In appreciation for 25 years of eloquently and efficiently announcing the New Mexico Pageant of Bands. You may now take the field. October 11, 2014”
It is no surprise that Bill also distinguished himself in his career as a faculty member of UNM’s College of Pharmacy. From the College:
“Dr. Bill Troutman, PharmD, Regents’ Professor of Pharmacy Emeritus, officially left the College of Pharmacy on June 30, 2013 after 36 years of dedicated service. After retiring from the College in 2010, Dr. Troutman graciously agreed to stay on part time to continue to provide drug information education for our students. In his semi-retirement, he continued to help precept countless students on the drug information rotation, and offer words of wisdom, encouragement to students, faculty and staff. Bill will be remembered for his countless contributions to the College, his attention to detail, his endless energy and his ever-present, dry sense of humor. In support of his dedication to the COP and his commitment to evidence based practice, the College of Pharmacy in partnership with the UNM Health Science Library and Informatics Center will be renameing the drug information student award in his name. The William Troutman Drug Information Award will recognize a graduating PharmD student–nominated by a COP faculty member or preceptor–who, throughout their academic career at the COP, has demonstrated familiarity with a variety of information resources, skill in using resources to retrieve information, the ability to critically evaluate information, and the ability to integrate and communicate that information in a professional environment. We are truly indebted to him for his commitment to the University, the UNMHSC, and College. As he leaves the university to pursue “full-time” retirement we will greatly miss him. Many thanks, Bill for your tireless years.”
We agree – Many Thanks, Bill for your timeless years!