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Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Nomination Form

Randy Fuller - 2019

Randy Fuller attended his first meeting in 1976 at LaCrosse, WI after driving for 2 days in a van full of grad students from Ken Stewart’s lab in Texas.  In 42 years, he has missed only 4 meetings!  Randy has been a professor at Colgate University since 1982, serving 10 years as Chair of Biology and 10 years as Director of Environmental Studies.  His involvement with our society includes serving twice on the Executive Committee, President in 2013-14, and on the Board of Directors from 2010-2015.  He has been a member of the Education and Diversity Committee (EDC) since before its name changed from the Membership Committee, and served as Chair of the EDC for 5+ years.  Randy has also served on a variety of other committees and has acted as the SFS representative to the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) since 2013.  From Randy: “I have had the good fortune to work with many bright, wonderful people, and the time I have spent working with others to move the society forward has been some of the most rewarding in my professional life!”

About the Award

The SFS DSA is awarded to a Society member who has made a genuine and lasting contribution to the betterment of the Society. Submit your nominations using the SFS Awards Nomination Portal linked at the top of this page.


1996 Irwin Polls

1997 Ronald A Hellenthal

1998  No Award Given

1999  Donald W. Webb

2000  David M. Rosenberg

2001 Virginia R. Tolbert

2002 Steven P. Canton

2003  Antoine Morin

2004 Donna Giberson

2005  Peggy Morgan

2006 Nick Aumen

2007 Kim Haag

2008 David Penrose

2009 Judy Li

2010 Bernard Sweeney

2011 Fred Benfield

2012 Michael Barbour

2013 Lucinda Johnson

2014 Mark J. Wetzel

2015 John C. Morse

2017 Susan B. Norton

2018 Pam Silver