Established by the Washington, D.C. Downtown Jaycees in 1948, the Flemming Awards memorialize Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, whose exemplary career spanned seven decades of service to the federal government and higher education.
Arthur S. Flemming Award
Gentry was selected in recognition of her exceptional leadership as metric program coordinator. She serves as the nation's focal point for voluntary conversion to the metric system, and led an effort to persuade states to amend their laws and regulations to permit manufacturers and retailers to voluntarily use metric units on their packaging. At the same time, she worked to ensure the laws of other countries to continue allowing current U.S. labeling while the transition occurs.