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Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is WASSA's highest honor and presented to individuals active in WASSA who have:
 
1. Provided leadership in Summer Session administration and organization, while encouraging high academic standards;
 
2. Demonstrated responsiveness to students in academic programming, to faculty in encouraging creativity and nurturing positive relationships, and to staff in promoting optimum working conditions and opportunities for professional development;
 
3. Contributed meaningfully to WASSA's growth and development through active participation and leadership;
 
4. Contributed measurably to their institution's recognition of Summer Session as an integral part of the university by offering high quality, financially successful summer programs.
 
The person who receives WASSA's Distinguished Service Award is widely recognized by a willingness to share information with colleagues in Summer Session administration and other professionals in higher education. The individual is considered a role model, setting standards to which other Summer Session directors can aspire. In sum, the individual receiving the WASSA Distinguished Service Award exemplifies the spirit of collegiality from which WASSA is known.
 
Guidelines for the distinguished service award are available here (PDF).
 
 
Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Year  
Name
Institution
2016  
Alan Hunley
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2015  
Maurine "Reni" Powell
Oregon State University
2014  
(none given)
  -
2013  
Harriet Abe
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2012  
Kerri Garcia
University of Nevada, Reno
2011  
Allyson Morris
Regis University
2010   
Martin Barry
Oregon State University
2009  
Loy Lytle
University of California, Santa Barbara
2008  
Claire Cross
Southern Oregon University
2007  
Carol Switzer
Arizona State University
2006  
Linda Schoepflin
Washington State University
2005  
Karen Orser
University of Calgary
2004  
(none given)
  -
2003  
Gary Penders
University of California, Berkeley
2002  
Victor Kobayashi
University of Hawaii, Manoa
2001  
Paul Bradley
San Jose State University
2000  
Maggie Herrington
Portland State University
1999  
Lloyd Carswell
University of Alberta
1998  
Dan Wick
University of California, Davis
1997  
Jody Fisher
Loyola Marymount
1996  
Dori Beeks-Gibbs
Western Oregon State University
1995  
(none given)
  -
1994  
Karen Skinner
Idaho State University
1993  
Richard Moe
Pacific Lutheran University
1992  
(none given)
  -
1991  
Norman Watt
University of British Columbia
1990  
William McDougall
Washington State University
1989  
Charles M. White
Portland State University
1988  
Denis Kigin
Arizona State University


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