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Baun receives SBE Lifetime Achievement Award

Honor recognizes outstanding contributions

It was a great NAB Show for Terry Baun.

Terrence M. Baun, CPBE, AMD, CBNT, director of engineering and operations for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, received the Society of Broadcast Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award during the convention.

One person close to Baun said he was “truly surprised and very emotional” when the award was given at the standing-room event last week.

The SBE Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements by an individual throughout his or her professional lifetime.

Baun is a 34-year member of the SBE. Within the society, Baun has served on the National Certification Committee for 12 years, and as chairman for three of those years. He also served as a director and vice president and was elected the SBE national president in 1995. Baun was named the SBE Broadcast Engineer of the Year in 1991, the person to receive that award. He was named an SBE Fellow in 1999 and in 2003 was named the SBE Educator of the Year.

Society President Vinny Lopez made the presentation and said Baun’s dedication to SBE and its mission, as well as his passion for broadcast engineering, are “exceptional.” Baun received the award during the spring membership meeting held during the NAB Show.