The Chapter Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP's centennial
by recognizing one seminal chapter member whose service to the
chapter had a significant impact on the chapter's viability. This
individual should exemplify ACP's core values including:
Read about the state awardees and join us in congratulating him.
We nominate our colleague Donald B Hunton MD FACP to be the first recipient of the WY Chapter ACP Legacy Award. Don practiced Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology for 32 1/2 years in Cheyenne. He was unsurpassed as a physician as he fostered academic excellence, practiced compassionate patient care, was involved in many areas in the regulatory and business aspects of medicine, and championed the ideals and standards originally voiced by the ACP. Among his many accomplishments are the following: Governor of WY Chapter ACP 1985-1988, ACP FLEX Committee 1981-1992, President of the WY Medical Society 1975, WY Board of Medicine 1976-1984, Wyoming Board of Pharmacy 2003-2011, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine U of CO School of Medicine 1963-1984, Clinical Professor of Medicine U of WY College of Human Medicine 1981-1989, WAFB USAF, 1955-1957, UW Foundation Board of Trustees, 1994-2002. He cofounded the Internal Medicine Group in Cheyenne in 1972. Don was interested in developing advances in the medical field that would allow a physician to practice state of the art medicine with a verifiable patient benefit. Don was involved with the ACP throughout his career as a speaker, a meeting planner and was instrumental in organizing regional ACP meetings with Idaho and Montana. The Third Laureate Award from the WY ACP Chapter was given to Don in 1992.