ASA Honorary Members

Annually, the Alaska Superintendents Association (ASA) through its Honorary Membership Award, recognize former members who have provided exemplary service to ASA and elevated the stature of Alaskan administrators by their example. The nomination process and selection is guided by:

Active Membership: membership in ASA (state and national); attendance at association meetings; leadership as an ASA officer/director; leadership as an ASA National Governing Board member; Superintendent of the Year designation; and recipient of a major educational leadership award.

Service in Leadership Capacity: number of years in school administration; volunteer for educational committees; legislative efforts on behalf of education and administrators; contributions to local education issues; services to students, staff and community; and continued interest in public education since retiring.

The 2016 Honorary Member Committee:
Chair Jack Walsh, Ed McLain, Eric Gebhart, John Conwell, Rich Carlson and Mary Wegner.

ASA is proud to announce the recipient of the 2016 ASA Honorary Member Award:
Dr. Mary Francis

Previous Recipients

2015
Dr. Carol Comeau

2014
Martin Laster

2013
Shirley Holloway

2012
Liz Boario
Ron Erickson
Donna Peterson

2011
Darroll Hargraves

2010
Betty Walters

2009
John Holst

2007
Lee Clune

2006
Don Evans

2005
Bruce Johnson

2004
Jerry Covey

2003
Spike Jorgensen

2002
Frank Hill

2001
Sue Hare

2000
John Witteveen

1999
Richard Leath

1998
Don Renfroe

1996
Harry Purdy

1995
Jim Paul

1994
Wayne Taylor

1993
Noreen Thompson

1992
John Coffee

1991
Chuck Smith

1990
Glen Chowning

1989
Fred Kent

1988
Paul Gallaher
Norman Rousey

1986
Walt Ward

1985
Don Fridley
William Jahn
Don Schultz

1984
Merle Armstrong
Neland Haavig
Joe Kahklen

1983
Donald Dafoe
Jack Hayward
Hermon Hutchens
William Overstreet
Sterling Sears
Karl Ward

1981
Clifford Hartman
Charles Lafferty
Joe Montgomery