Outstanding Service Award


The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a member for leadership and exemplary service to AIR, and may be bestowed posthumously. 

How to Nominate

The recipient has:

  • Five or more years of AIR membership (total years, not continuous). 
  • Not be a member of, or candidate for, the Board of Directors in the membership year of the nomination. 
  • Made substantial and impactful contributions in service to AIR specifically.

Important Dates

  • The award committee will complete its work in March, at which time all nominees will be notified of the award selection.
  • The awardee will be announced publicly in May.

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How to Nominate

A complete nomination packet* must be submitted via email, and include:

  • A letter of nomination from a current AIR member that speaks to the nominee’s leadership and exemplary service to AIR and clearly addresses each of the criteria specified above. 
  • At least two letters of support from AIR members.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae/resume.
  • The nominee’s contact information, including telephone number, email address, and mailing address.

Email the nomination materials listed above to awards@airweb.org with the subject line "Nomination Packet: Outstanding Service Award." 

*AIR will work with the primary nominator for each nomination. It is the primary nominator's responsibility to ensure the nomination packet is complete and that those supporting the nomination are apprised.

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Award History

2023: Henry Zheng
Jennifer A. Brown
Dawn Kenney
2020: Debbie Dailey
2019: Glenn W. James
2018: Julie Carpenter-Hubin
​2017: Gayle Fink
2016: Sandi Bramblett
​2015: Fred Lillibridge
​2014: Jim Trainer
​2013: Bill Knight
2012: Mary Ann Coughlin
2011: Victor (Vic) M.H. Borden
2010: Michael Middaugh
2010: Richard A. Voorhees
2009: Vincent Vendel
2008: Edward L. Delaney
2007: Meihua Zhai
2007: William R. Fendley
2006: Dawn Geronimo Terkla
2006: J. Fredericks Volkwein
2005: Susan G. Broyles
2004: Timothy K.C. Chow
2002: Trudy H. Bers
2002: Timothy R. Sanford
2001: Mary M. Sapp
2000: Tod R. Massa
1999: Larry W. Nelson
1999: Donald J. Reichard
1998: Laura E. Saunders
1997: Jean Endo
1997: Richard Howard
1997: John Williams
1996: Hans A. Acherman
1995: Raj Sharma
1994: Patrick T. Terenzini
1993: Glynton Smith
1993: Mantha Vlahos Mehallis
1992: Gerald W. McLaughlin
1992: Deborah J. Teeter
1991: John A. Muffo
1991: Jean C. Chulak
1991: Marilyn K. Brown
1990: Murriel L. Gilliam
1990: Alton L. Taylor
1989: Robert F. Grose
1988: Joseph T. Sutton
1987: John S. Chase
1986: Charles F. Elton
1986: Richard R. Perry
1985: Paul Jedamus
1985: Thaly Nilsson
1985: James W. Firnberg
1983: Lois E. Torrence
1982: Robert H. Fenske
1982: F. Craig Johnson
1982: Marvin W. Peterson
1981: Joe L. Saupe
1981: Bernard S. Sheehan
1980: Cameron L. Fincher
1980: James R. Montgomery
1980: Risdon J. Westen
1979: Charles I. Brown
1979: Gustav J. Froehlich