Instituted in 1990 to permit SAA to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary services to the society and the profession in the past year. Awardees are determined by the president of the society, in consultation with members of the Executive Board.
2011 Paul Minnis
For his unstinting attention to the SAA Press, and for his creative approach to bringing the most current ideas and issues to the membership through our publications. Despite the challenges at a transitional time in print publication, his humor, his good sense, and his flexibility have made this a productive time in SAA publications.
2011 Jonathan Muller
For his dedication to the memorializing of our deceased members over many years; for his always reliable and comprehensive gathering of their names; and for his appropriately serious and reverent presentations at the annual meetings.
2011 Susan B. Bruning
For her dedication to the understanding of and advising on one of the most important, always evolving, and challenging issues, namely, repatriation; her articulate and fair insights and assessments; her committee leadership and willingness to travel for the best interests of the Society; and for her professionalism, sense of equity and balance, and always timely advice.
2010 Jeremy Sabloff, James Snead, Wendy Ashmore, David Browman, Don Fowler, Lisa Lecount, Linda Manzanilla, Bruce Smith, Fundraising Commitee, William Doelle, Susan Bender, Cathy Cameron, John E. Kelly, Paul Minnis, Linda Pierce, Bruce Rippeteau, Martha Rolingson, Ken Sassaman
2009 Phillip L. Walker
2008 Alex Barker, Nelly Robles Garcia, Daniel H. Sandweiss
2007 PEC Web Pages Working Group, John Kantner
2006 SAA National Historic Landmarks Committee
2005 MATRIX Project
2004 Garth Bawden, Julie Hollowell-Zimmer and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Erin Kuns, William Longacre
2003 John Chamblee, Fred Wendorf, Stuart Struever, and Doug Schwartz
2002 Michael J. Fanelli, Donald Forsyth Craib, Johna Hutira
2001 Mark Aldenderfer, Ian W. Brown, Patricia A. Gilman, Francis P. McManamon, The Law Department of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
2000 Lynne Goldstein, James A. Goold, Kurt E. Dongoske
1999 Jon S. Czaplicki, Gary Feinman and Linda Manzanilla, Susan J. Bender and George S. Smith, Joe Watkins and Tristine Lee Smart, Caryn Berg, Judith A. Bense
1998 Janet Levy, William Lovis, Archaeology Magazine, Ed Friedman
1997 Mark Aldenderfer, David Anderson, Roger Anyon and T. J. Ferguson, Keith Kintigh, Florence Lister, Donna Seifert, Joe Watkins
1996 Toni Moore, Jonathan Lizee, Brian Fagan, George Stuart, Carol Shull, Dan Roberts
1995 Mark Aldenderfer, Roger Anyon, Robert Drennan, Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Lynne Goldstein, Keith Kintigh, Mark J. Lynott, Phyllis Messenger, KC Smith, and Cathy MacDonald, Paul Minnis, Bruce E. Rippeteau, Alison Wylie, Melinda A. Zeder
1994 David S. Brose, Edward Friedman, R. Bruce McMillan, Teresita Majewski, William H. Marquardt, Dan F. Morse, J. Daniel Rogers, Katharina J. Schreiber, Dean Snow, Vincas P. Steponaitis, Paul Takac
1993 Jerald Milanich, Daniel G. Roberts, Bruce D. Smith, Vincas P. Steponaitis
1992 Mark Leone, Jeremy A. Sabloff
1991 Lynne Goldstein, Rachael Hamilton, Keith Kintigh, Loretta Neumann, Kathleen Reinburg, David Hurst Thomas
1990 Jerome A. Miller, Nathalie F. S. Woodbury