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RPA Awards History

 

Charles R. McGimsey III—Hester A. Davis Distinguished Service Award (McGimsey-Davis Distinguished Service Award):

 

Presented in recognition of the distinguished service of a Registered Professional Archaeologist to achieving the mission of the Register of Professional Archaeologists as evidenced by a single action or through a lifetime of elevated service (Initial award 2005).

 

Date

Recipients

2017
Dr. James Bruseth
2016
Charles M. Niquette
2015
William B. Lees, PhD, RPA
2014
Jeff Altschul
2013
T.J. Ferguson
2013
Thomas Emerson
2012
Michael (Sonny) Trimble
2011
Donald Hardesty, UNLV
2010
Donald Weir
2009
Lynne Sebastian
2008 Don Fowler
2007
Fred Wendorf, Jr.
2006
William Lipe
2005 Charles R. McGimsey III
2005 Hester A. Davis

 


 

John F. Seiberling Award

 

SOPA established the John F. Seiberling Award in 1986 in the name of Ohio Congressman Seiberling, for his many legislative efforts in support of historic preservation. Seiberling himself received the first award. The award was intended to recognize significant and sustained efforts in the conservation of archeological resources by an individual or group.

 

Date

Recipient

2017
Senator Rob Portman
2015
Congressman Christopher Gibson
2015
Senator Martin Heinrich
2014
Marion Werkheiser
2010
Nellie Longsworth
1997
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
1996
Loretta Newman
1995
Hon. Wyche Fowler
1994
Hester A. Davis
1992 The Archaeological Conservancy
1992 Hon. Charles Bennett
1991 Robert L. Stevenson
1990 Fred Wendorf
1987 Larry D. Banks
1986 John F. Seiberling

 


 

Special Achievement Award:

 

Presented by the Register of Professional Archaeologists in recognition of a profound and meaningful contribution to the promotion of professionalism in archaeology. This award may be given to one or more individuals, one or more organizations, or a combination of individuals or organizations (Initial award 2005).

 

Date

Recipients

2015
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
2013
Jo Reese
2012
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
2011
Paul R. Green
2010
Willem Williams
2009 Laurie Rush
2008 William Lees
2007 Ed Jelks
2006 Charles R. "Chip" McGimsey
2005
Utah Professional Archaeological Council
2005 State Archaeologist, Kevin T. Jones

 


 

Presidential Recognition Award

 

Granted at-will by the incumbent president for various reasons relating to service to the REGISTER or the professional and discipline of Archaeology.

 

Date

Recipient

2017
Department of Anthropology at Florida State University (FSU)
2016
Garland F. Niquette
2016
Nathaniel Sack
2014
Amanda Evans
2014
Danny Walker
2013
Kim Redman
2013
Jim Bruseth
2012
Terry Klein
2011 Julie B. King
2008 Chuck Niquette
2008 Jeff Altschul
2004 Edmond B. Jelks

 


 

SOPA's Distinguished Service Award

 

SOPA's Distinguished Service Award was established in 1989 and first bestowed in 1990. It was initially meant to honor long-term service to SOPA, but was later expanded to encompass service to the profession as a whole (largely through committee inattention to the original intent).

 

Date

Recipient

1997
Richard D. Daugherty
1996 Brian A. Fagan
1995 Hon. Robert Gettleman
1994 Edward B. Jelks
1993 Bennie Keel
1992 J. Ned Woodall
1991 Charles E. Cleland
1990 Hester A. Davis

 


 

SOPA's Special Achievement Award

 

SOPA's Special Achievement Award was also established in 1989 and first given out in 1990. The intent was to recognize good works in teaching, research, preservation, public service, etc. There could be one or more granted in a particular year, and in some cases the citation was for multiple individuals working together (like 1993's ARPA law enforcement training instructors).

 

Date

Recipient

1997
Robert M. Thorne
1996
Peter A. Young
1995
Francis P. McManamom
1994
Thomas L. Sever
1993
Margaret Kimball Brown
1993
Sherry Hutt
1993
Elwood Jones
1993
Martin McAllister
1992
Charles M. Niquette
1991
John A. Walthall
1990
J. Barto Arnold III
1990
Martin McAllister

 

SOPA began granting Emeritus Status and Life Membership in 1990 and thereafter bestowed it occasionally by board vote upon recommendation of the Awards Committee. [All but Jelks and McGinsey below are now deceased, but if a list of honorees is to be maintained in the board book or directory, it would be appropriate to list them with an asterisk indicating "deceased." 3/8/2007]

 

Date

Recipient

1996
Charles R. McGimsey III
1996
John L. Cotter *
1992
Edward B. Jelks
1992
Irving B. Rouse *
1990
Jesse Jennings *
1990
James B. Griffin *

 


 

SOPA Presidential Recognition Award

 

The SOPA Presidential Recognition Award was granted irregularly at the whim of each incumbent president for various reasons.

 

Date

SOPA President

Recipient

1996
Fred Wendorf
Charles R. McGimsey
1996
Fred Wendorf
Charles E. Cleland
1996
Fred Wendorf
Lisa M. Hill
1995
Larry D. Banks
Vergil E. Noble
1995
Larry D. Banks
Michael J. Moratto
1995
Larry D. Banks
Mark L. Lynott
1995
Larry D. Banks
William B. Lees

 


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