Metro achievers for May 1

Metro achievers for May 1
Published: May 1, 2012



Lance Robertson, director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division, has begun a two-year term as president of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities Executive Committee. The committee represents 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and seeks to improve and sustain home and community-based services and provides support to older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers. As director of the aging services division, Robertson oversees 17 aging services programs. His undergraduate and graduate coursework are from Oklahoma State University. At OSU, he co-founded the Gerontology Institute and contractually served as executive director of Partnerships for Aging, the largest gerontology association in the U.S.


The Sam Noble Museum celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Week, honoring volunteers during an annual recognition banquet April 19. Michael Laing was given the Tom Siegenthaler Volunteer of the Year Award. He has served the museum nearly 12 years and is a docent in the Hall of Ancient Life and a volunteer for Vertebrate Paleontology. He has donated more than 3,100 hours to the museum. For more information about volunteering at the museum, visit or call 325-1652.


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