The Eminent Service Award honors those persons who have rendered extraordinary and/or distinguished long-term service to the Academy.  It was first presented in 1960.  Nominations can be made by any member of the Academy to the Chair of the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee then makes its recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Past Award Recipients

2017 - Harue J. Marsden (posthumous)

2016 - Not Awarded

2015 - Mark Eger

2014 - Not Awarded

2013 - Louis J. Catania

2012 - Richard E. Weisbarth and Joe Yager

2011 - Thomas L. Lewis

2010 - Not Awarded

2009 - Joan Exford and Donald Korb

2008 - Not Awarded

2007 - Anthony Cullen

2006 - N. Rex Ghormley, Robert D. Newcomb, Louis Warshaw

2005 - Melvin D. Wolfberg, Stanley J. Yamane

2004 - Anthony Adams, Mark Bullimore, Feike Grit

2003 - Sally M. Dillehay, Michael G. Harris

2002 - Irvin M. Borish, John D. Perry

2001 - Allan N. Freid, Edward K. Walker, Frederick U. Baublitz

2000 - Robert Koetting

1999 - Andrew Field

1998 - Judith A. Clay, Brien A. Holden, O. Joseph Bebber Jr., Sam Quintero, Mitchell Samek

1997 - Fredric Rosemore

1996 - David Lewis

1995 - Alden N. Haffner, Milton J. Kalafa, Maurice G. Poster

1994 - Frank A. Brazelton, J. Boyd Eskridge, Morris Kirschen

1993 - Donald G. Pitts

1991 - Richard L. Hopping, William M. Lyle

1982 - John N. Schoen

1979 - Harold M. Fisher

1978 - Robert E. Bannon

1977 - Harold Simmerman, Grace Weiner

1975 - Merton C. Flom, Mervyn H. Kauhl

1961 - Daniel G. Hummel

1960 - Paul Yarwood

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