Ray D. Kell
Ray D. Kell was born on June 7th, 1904 and received his B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1926.
He was made a Fellow of the IRE in 1947 for "his extensive contributions over many years in television for both civilian and military use". He received the Vladimir K. Zworykin Award in 1966 for "his extensive and significant contributions, papers, and inventions which have been fundamental in the development of both black-and-white and color television".
Other awards Kell has received include the Modern Pioneer Award, National Association of Manufacturers, 1940; Certificate of Commendation, U.S. Dept. of Navy, 1946; Stuart Ballantine Medal, Franklin Institute, 1948; David Sarnoff Gold Medal, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, 1954; David Sarnoff Outstanding Achievement Award, Radio Corporation of America, 1962; Certificate of Appreciation, National Association of Broadcasters, 1976. Sigma Xi, 1939; Certificate of Commendation, Bureau of Ships for Outstanding Service During WWII, 1947; College of Engineering Alumni Honor Award, 1974; Distinguised Alumnus Award, The Electrical Engineering Alumni Association, University of Illinois, 1973; N.Y. Academy of Science Recognition, 1979.