President’s Award

The President’s Award was initiated in 1994 by then-President Dr. Harold Skipper of Georgia State University. His stated intention was to recognize an individual’s distinguished, sustained, and significant service contributions to ARIA, service that otherwise might go unrecognized. While the President nominates the recipient annually, the award need not be for service to the President directly. Furthermore, while the expectation is that the award will be made to non-academic members of ARIA, there will be instances when an academic member is an appropriate recipient.

The President chooses the recipient and a plaque is prepared for presentation at the Awards Luncheon at the annual meeting. No monetary award is included.

Award Recipients

Past recipients of the Award include:  

2018
Patricia Born

2017
Andreas Richter

2016
Harris Schlesinger

2015
Joan Schmit

2014
J. David Cummins

2013
Tony Biacchi

2012
Georges Dionne

2010
Martin Grace

2009
Mary Weiss

2008
Debbie Babcock and Kathleen McCullough

2007
Richard Derrig

2006
Norma Nielson and Ryan Lee

2005
W. Jean Kwon and Patrick Liedtke

2004
Norman Baglini

2003
Diana Lee

2002
Richard MacMinn

2001
Philip W. Stichter

1999
Karen Hamilton, Terrie Troxel and Amy Ellsworth

1998
Bill Rabel

1997
Richard Derrig

1996
Jim Garven

1995
Terrie Troxel

1994
Terrie Troxel