¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 In 1964 an award was established in memory of Ernest G. Osborne, a leader and past President who died suddenly in 1963. The award is given for excellence in the teaching of family relations, because it was for this that “Lank” Osborne gave so unstintingly of both his personal and professional time. The award honors teaching at any academic level. Four hundred fifty-seven persons and organizations contributed a total of $10,958.66 to make an ongoing award possible. The first award was given in 1966.