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FSU’s Tedder to be presented NACCU-PERSONA Professional Development Award at 2003 conference

Homer Tedder, Director of Technical Services for the Card Application Technology Center (C.A.T.C.) at Florida State University, has been named the recipient of the 2003 NACCU-PERSONA Professional Development Award.

Tedder has been employed by FSU for 25 years and has worked in the ID card applications development area since 1990. He has been involved in all aspects of ID card applications, including design, development, testing and implementation.

In addition, from1994 to date Tedder has assisted or coordinated the ID card integration/implementation strategies for over 125 institutions across the country.

“My tenure in the card industry has been most rewarding,” said Tedder, “and this award and acknowledgment of my past experiences is like adding icing to the cake. I’d like to thank the NACCU Board of Directors, the administration at Florida State University for its support, and Ms. Dianna Norwood for her continued efforts in making the FSUCard program a showcase to help others in the pursuit of their campus card programs. Also, a special thanks to Mr. Tor Baekkelund with the PERSONA group for their continued support of NACCU and for this personal recognition.”

Tedder will be presented the award at NACCU’s 10th Annual Conference in New Orleans on March 5-8, 2003. Along with a plaque to commemorate the award, Tedder will also receive one complimentary registration for NACCU’s 2004 Conference in San Antonio, Tex., as well as a one-year membership in NACCU.

NACCU, along with corporate member PERSONA, sponsors the Professional Development Award. It is given annually to an individual who actively participates in the research and development of card related technologies and has contributed, not only to a particular campus, but also to the card services industry as a whole. Nominees must be active members of the National Association of Campus Card Users.


PERSONA is part of ASSA-ABLOY, the world’s largest lock company consortium. Since inventing the recodable mechanical lock in 1979, PERSONA has continued to innovate locking technology solutions in multiple industries. PERSONA is an off-line electronic access control system designed to meet the unique security needs of educational facilities.


The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) is a nonprofit educational association that works to provide learning and networking opportunities for campus ID card and card industry professionals. Since its founding in 1993, NACCU has grown to include over 400 institutional and 70 corporate members in the United States, Canada and abroad. The association offers a monthly newsletter (CardTalk), listserv, website, an annual conference, and regional workshops on topics related to campus cards.

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