TWS Fellows Award

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This award recognizes current TWS members who have distinguished themselves through exceptional service to the wildlife profession and have been members for at least 10 years. TWS Fellows serve as ambassadors of The Wildlife Society and are encouraged to engage in outreach and other activities that will benefit and promote both TWS and the wildlife profession. Fellows are appointed for life.

In 2011, Council decided that all past presidents of TWS, upon completion of their term as immediate past president, should automatically become TWS Fellows if they hadn’t previously been honored in that manner. Any past president who was not already a Fellow was inducted in 2012.

Award Nomination Process and Criteria

To nominate an individual for consideration, click here to learn about the criteria and the nomination process. Nomination forms must be submitted by February 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

TWS Fellows Award

2016
Rick Baydack
Carol Chambers
Darren Miller
David Haukos
Karl Martin
Karla Guyn
Michael Gillingham
Michael Mengak
Rhys Evans
Valorie Titus
William Clark

2015
Steve Belinda
Jon Haufler
Eric Hellgren
Dave Hewitt
Ken Higgins
Barb Hill
Kevin Hurley
Jim Ramakka
Olin Rhodes
Shawn Riley
Tom Ryder
Don Yasuda

2014
Jane E. Austin
L. Mike Conner
Brian L. Cypher
Jacqueline L. Frair
Ralph J. Gutierrez
John L. Koprowski
Joshua J. Millspaugh
Sarah H. Schweitzer
James S. Sedinger
Thomas L. Serfass

2013
Leonard Brennan
Loren W. Burger, Jr.
Mark Ellingwood
Rick Hoffman
Robert Lanka
Charles M. Pils
Kerry Paul Reese
H. Reed Sanderson
John H. Schulz
Donald A. Sexton

2012
Arthur A. Allen
Durward L. Allen
Thomas S. Baskett
Logan J. Bennett
Rudolf Bennitt
Jack H. Berryman
C.D. Besadny
Lytle H. Blankenship
Theodore A. Bookhout
Mark S. Boyce
Clait E. Braun
Victor H. Cahalane
Ellen G. Campbell
Warren W. Chase
Evelyn L. Cheatum
C.H.D. Clarke
Clarence Cottam
Ian McTaggart Cowan
Bill T. Crawford
Alan X. Crossley
Charles A. Dambach
Raymond F. Dasmann
Pennoyer F. English
Erik K. Fritzell
Richard Gerstell
Ben Glading
Timothy M. Green
Laurence R. Jahn
Dale A. Jones
Willard D. Klimstra
Edward L. Kozicky
Daniel L. Leedy
Justin W. Leonard
Aldo Leopold
A. Starker Leopold
Joseph P. Linduska
Richard J. Mackie
Robert A. McCabe
Evelyn Merrill
E. Charles Meslow
James E. Miller
Henry S. Mosby
Olaus J. Murie
Paul R. Needham
W. Leslie Pengelly
Tony J. Peterle
Mark R. Ryan
Thomas J. Ryder
Hal Salwasser
Allyn J. Sapa
Thomas G. Scott
Tracy I. Storer
Wendell G. Swank
Gustav A. Swanson
Walter P. Taylor
James G. Teer
Jack Ward Thomas
Bill Vodehnal
W. Alan Wentz
Monty Whiting, Jr.
Emily J. Williams
Lee E. Yeager
2011
Robert Anthony
William M. Block
Henry Campa III
David J. Case
W. Daniel Edge
Selma N. Glasscock
Bruce Leopold
Michael R. McEnroe

2010
DeeCee A. Darrow
Daniel J. Decker
Thomas Decker
Steve Demarais
Marti Kie
William G. Minser
Bruce Thompson
Dan Svedarsky

2009
Robert D. Brown
Winifred B. Kessler
John F. Organ
Gary Potts
Misty Lee Sumner
Robert J. Warren

2008
Michael R. Conover
Duane R. Diefenbach
William M. Giuliano
Jeanne C. Jones
Rollin D. Sparrowe

2007
Gordon Batcheller
John W. Connelly
David C. Guynn, Jr.
Richard M. Kaminski
Jerry R. Longcore
Terry Messmer
Wayne R. Porath
Merlin Shoesmith

2006
William E. Berg
James E. Cardoza
Thomas M. Franklin
Jonathon Jenks
John E. McDonald
John Schoen

2005
Warren B. Ballard
Peter T. Bromley
Len H. Carpenter
Scott R. Craven
Stephen DeStefano
John G. Kie
Ronald F. Labisky
Federick Lindzey
Frank R. Thompson III

2004
John A. Bissonette
R. Terry Bowyer
Richard M. DeGraaf
Diana L. Hallett
Gerald D. Kobriger
Paul R. Krausman
Richard A. Lancia
Ray B. Owen, Jr.
Nova J. Silvy
Ollie Torgerson

2003
William Healy
Fred W. Kinard, Jr.
Stephen P. Havera
Todd K. Fuller
Gary C. White
Dale Hein