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Shannon L. Bybee


Shannon L. Bybee Award

This annual award was established to commemorate the life and work of Shannon L. Bybee, Past President and friend of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, in tribute to his personal commitment, professional dedication, and unselfish support of efforts to proactively address the issue of problem gambling.



Congratulations to our 2014 Shannon L. Bybee Award Recipient:

William Hartwell, M.A

Desert Research Institute


Ted Hartwell

William 'Ted' Hartwell has an M.A. in Anthropology from Texas Tech University and has been a member of the research faculty of the Desert Research Institute (Las Vegas) of the Nevada System of Higher Education since 1991.  Ted is a CASA volunteer, a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, and is a person in recovery who is committed to spreading awareness of problem gambling to the people in his community.  Mr. Hartwell is a professional cellist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and his passions include bringing science to the public in an understandable form, reading, playing volleyball and coaching his daughter's soccer team.


   Previous Bybee Award Recipients:

2013 - Colin Hodgen  
2012 - Bea Goodwin Aikens 2005 - Nita Kordonowy
2010 - Lynette J. Stilley 2004 - Denise Quirk
2009 - Judge Cheryl Moss 2003 - Ron Asher (Deceased)
2008 - Dr. Rena Nora (Deceased) 2002 - Bo Bernhard
2007 - Howard Cornbleth  

PURPOSE: To carry on the spirit of Shannon’s role as a mentor for individuals who have demonstrated a personal or professional interest in the field of problem gambling.

ELIGIBILITY: Any professional, student or volunteer who is not employed by the Council and who meets the criteria established for this award, as determined by a committee of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling.

CRITERIA: Demonstrated personal and/or professional commitment to the field of problem gambling as follows:

a) Academic studies, community service, or professional endeavors related to problem gambling.
b) Support of the mission and programs of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling through volunteer service and community advocacy.
c) Desire to gain broader knowledge and experience related to problem gambling.
d) Compassion for individuals and families affected by problem gambling.