Distinguished PAS Award

The Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award is bestowed annually on members of ARPAS who have achieved or are eligible for emeritus status and have made significant contributions to the animal sciences during their career and have also served in leadership positions within ARPAS.

Since the 2008 inaugural year of the Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award, we have exceeded our stated number of awards (0.3% of membership) to include all deserving recipients below. Each living recipient was honored at an appropriate event of their choosing, given a certificate, and a commemorative crystal paperweight engraved with their name. They have been granted lifetime membership in ARPAS with emeritus privileges. We are grateful for the contributions each of these individuals has made to ARPAS and to the animal sciences.

2015 Recipients

LONNIE W. LUTHER
Northeast Director (1991-1993)
Washington DC Area Chapter President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Director-at-Large. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington DC Area Chapter in 2000.

DAVID AMES
President (1998-1999)
ASAS Representative (2004-2006)

2014 Recipients

WILLIAM A. OLSON
Cofounded the Washington DC Area Chapter, served as Washington DC Area Chapter President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Director-at-Large. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington DC Area Chapter in 1992.

ARTHUR P. RAUN
President (1995-1996)
Midwest Director (1992-1994)

GARY POTTER
President (1996-1997)
Board of Directors (1991-1998)

2013 Recipients

BILL PRICE
Northeast Director (2004-2007)
Historian 
He has served as the Washington DC Area Chapter as Treasurer, President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Director-at-Large.
In 2004 Dr. Price received the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington DC Area Chapter of ARPAS

WAYNE KELLOGG
President (1994-1995)
Editor in Chief of the Professional Animal Scientist (2009-Present)

2012 Recipients

LEONARD BULL
President (1988-1989)
Southern Director (1984-1985)
ASAS Representative (1991-1997)

RAYMOND HINDERS (posthumously awarded)
ACAN Executive Committee (1995-1998)
Western Director (1998-2001)
ADSA Representative (2006-2010)

VERNON G. PURSEL (posthumously awarded)
Dr. Pursel was instrumental in the Washington DC Area Chapter since its formation in 1986.
He held all of the officer positions within the chapter and in 2001 was the recipient of the chapter's Distinguished Service Award.

2011 Recipients

DEAN E. HODGE
President (1991-1992)

ROBERT TOTUSEK
President (1992-1993)

LEE H. BOYD 
President (1989-1990) 

2010 Recipients

IRV OMTVEDT
President (1986-1987)

JAMES L. WILLIAMSON
President (1987-1988)

WALTER R. WOODS
President (1984-1985)

2008 and 2009 Recipients

BILL BAUMGARDT
First Executive Director of ARPAS, serving from 1999 to 2002. 
He implemented many of the successful programs and policies that shaped ARPAS as we know it today.

DICK FRAHM
ARPAS Secretary (1989-1993)
Southern Director (1988-1990)
Executive Vice President (2002-2007)

VIRGIL HAYS
Dr. Hays was instrumental in the formation of ARPAS
President (1985-1986)

CONNIE KERCHER
Western Director of ARPAS (1984-1987)
President (1993-1994)

JAMES OLDFIELD
President (1993-1994)
Editor In Chief of the Professional Animal Scientist from (1993-1996)

WAYNE PERRY
Served ARPAS from its founding in 1984 until 2004
Editor In Chief of the Professional Animal Scientist (1984-1988)
Secretary (1984-1989) 
Treasurer (1984-1992)
Historian (1993-2004)