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​Outstanding Volunteer Award​

​The Outstanding Volunteer Award​ recognizes APS ​members for excellent service in furthering the mission of APS through their volunteer efforts. 

It's time for you to tell us who these individuals are so APS can show them our appreciation. Don't let them go unnoticed! ​

How to Nominate

Nomina​tions are accepted through June 30 of each year and recipients will be announced in Phytopathology News.

Nominees are required to be current APS members​ in good standing. Current Council members of APS are not eligible for this award, and senior editors are not eligible in their area of responsibility.

  • Nominating letter to include a description of nominees most recent volunteer activities (within the last five years) and how the nominee excelled in the quality, timeliness, and/or scope of these activities. 
  • Send your one-page nomination letter (saved as a .pdf document) to APS headquarters​ on or before June 30th each year. 

Review Committee

Nominations will be reviewed and awardee(s) selected ​by the Councilors-at Large​.​

Outstanding Volunteer Awardees​​

  • 2023:​ Sally Mallowa and Stella Coakley
  • 2022: Matt Kasson and Rebecca Melanson​
  • 2021: Olufemi Alabi​ and Nicole Gauthier
  • 2020: David Gadoury​
  • 2019: J.P.​ Dundore-Arias​
  • 2018: Christopher M. Wallis
  • 2017: Da​​rin Eastburn and Renee Rioux
  • 2016: Monica Elliott and Thomas Mitchell
  • 2015: Maya C. Hayslett and Anissa M. Poleatewich
  • 2013: Scott Adkins
  • 2012: Gary Peterson
  • 2010: Michelle Moyer and Dija Selimi
  • 2007: Dick Stuckey
  • 2006: Scott Gold and Gretchen Kuldau
  • 2005: Joyce Loper and Don White