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.
RICHARD S. SELLERS
Washington DC Chapter: Served as Director-at-Large, President-Elect, President, and Past President
Recipient of the Dr. Vernon G. Pursel Memorial Distinguished Service Award in 2018
ARPAS Treasurer (2008-2015)
Western Director (2004-2007)
ASAS Representative (2006-2009)
PNW Chapter Treasurer (2012-2018) and currently on the PNW scholarship committee
Charter diplomat of the American College of Animal Nutrition (1995)
Washington DC Chapter Secretary (2010-Present)
Recipient of the Dr. Vernon G. Pursel Memorial Distinguished Service Award in 2016
RICHARD D. REYNNELLS
Washington DC Chapter Director-at-Large (2014-2016)
President-Elect (2016-2017) and President (2017-2018) of the Washington DC Chapter
Recipient of the Dr. Vernon G. Pursel Memorial Distinguished Service Award in 2017
GARY T. LANE
Washington DC Chapter President and Distinguished Member Award
So. Director (1995-1997)
He has served as the Washington DC Area Chapter as President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Director-at-Large.
In 1999, Poley received the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington DC Area Chapter of ARPAS.
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.
ASAS Representative (2004-2006)
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
Midwest Director (1992-1994)
Board of Directors (1991-1998)
Northeast Director (2004-2007)
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
Editor in Chief of the Professional Animal Scientist (2009-2017)
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.
DEAN E. HODGE
LEE H. BOYD
JAMES L. WILLIAMSON
WALTER R. WOODS
2008 and 2009 Recipients
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.
ARPAS Secretary (1989-1993)
Southern Director (1988-1990)
Executive Vice President (2002-2007)
Dr. Hays was instrumental in the formation of ARPAS
Western Director of ARPAS (1984-1987)
Editor In Chief of the Professional Animal Scientist from (1993-1996)
Served ARPAS from its founding in 1984 until 2004
Editor In Chief of the Professional Animal Scientist (1984-1988)