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Photos from 2001 Baldrige Award Ceremony

In a ceremony on March 7, 2002, President George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary Don Evans presented the 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award to Clarke American Checks, San Antonio, Texas; Pal's Sudden Service, Kingsport, Tenn.; Chugach School District, Anchorage, Alaska; Pearl River School District, Pearl River, N.Y.; and University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wis.

President Bush

Clarke American Checks receiving the award

(Left to right) Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Karen Hollingsworth, vice president, First in Service Performance Excellence, Clarke American Checks; Charles Korbell, president and CEO, Clarke American Checks; President Bush; Education Secretary Rod Paige.

President Bush speaking at ceremony

University of Wisconsin-Stout receiving the award

(Left to right) Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Julie Furst-Bowe, associate vice chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Charles Sorensen, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Stout; President Bush; Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Charles Korbell

Charles L. Korbell, president and chief executive officer, Clarke American Checks, Inc., speaking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award ceremony. Clarke American is a 2001 Baldrige Award winner in the manufacturing category.

Charles Sorensen

Charles W. Sorensen, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Stout, speaking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award ceremony. University of Wisconsin-Stout is one of the first Baldrige Award winners in education.

Chugach School District receiving award

(Left to right) Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Nathaniel Moore, student, Chugach School District; Richard DeLorenzo, superintendent, Chugach School District; President Bush; Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Pal's Sudden Service receiving award

(Left to right) Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Pal Barger, chairman and founder, Pal's Sudden Service; Thomas Crosby, president and CEO, Pal's Sudden Service; President Bush.

Nathaniel Moore

Nathaniel Moore, Chugach School District student, speaking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award ceremony. Chugach School District is one of the first Baldrige Award winners in education.

Thomas Crosby

Thomas A. Crosby, president and chief executive officer, Pal's Sudden Service, speaking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award ceremony. Pal's is a 2001 Baldrige Award winner in the small business category.

Pearl River School District receiving award

(Left to right) Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Quinton C. Van Wynen, president of the board of education, Pearl River School District; Richard Maurer, superintendent of schools, Pearl River School District; President Bush; Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Richard Maurer

Richard E. Maurer, superintendent of schools, Pearl River School District, speaking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award ceremony. Pearl River School District is one of the first Baldrige Award winners in education.