An Appreciation: Tom Watkins, Emory University

The European Campus Card Association is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Tom Watkins who died on 22nd December 2016.

Tom was and a great friend of our association. a gentleman of the highest integrity. An outstanding leader who provided unstinting dedication to serving his country for 41 years in the USAF Reserves and also serving the community at Emory University for over 34 years. For almost a decade, Tom attended our annual conference each year. In May 2016 at our last conference in Wroclaw Poland, he delivered an inspiring presentation on the Rollout of Mobile Phone Applications at Emory University.

We all have fond memories of Tom and it was a privilege to know him, his company was enjoyed by all of us over the years. A great servant of the campus card industry, his presence and contribution will be sadly missed by his many colleagues throughout Europe.

On behalf of our association, I extend our deepest sympathy to Tom’s family, his friends and his work colleagues at Emory University.

Sinead Nealon
Secretary General
European Campus Card Association

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The mission of the association is to assist the institutions of higher education in the Member States of the European Union and other European Countries to implement and operate campus card programmes by facilitating information exchange, by developing European standards where appropriate and by acting as a forum for interaction between the institutions and other agencies with an interest in campus card applications in Higher Education.


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