As co-sponsor of the BICSI Winter Conference for more than 25 years, the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Fla., is pleased to continue presenting its annual Harry J. Pfister Award to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of telecommunications. The university is currently seeking nominations for this award, which will be presented January 23 during BICSI’s 2002 Winter Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.

USF created the award in 1982 in honor of Harry J. Pfister, founder of the BICSI Winter Conference. Over the years, Pfister has provided support to the USF Alumni association, campus theatre, and College of Engineering as well as served as a committee member.

Nominations should include the person’s name, address, title, and company affiliation; a brief description of his or her contributions to the field of telecommunications; and any pertinent supporting data. The nominee does not have to be a member of BICSI. You can submit nominations online at or mail them to: Pfister Award, c/o Dr. Mel Anderson, USF College of Engineering, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33520.

The deadline for nominations in November 30, 2001.