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Awards and Scholarships

The Philip J. Haddock Award for Excellence

The Philip J. Haddock award is presented by the Board of Directors each year. It is voted on at the Spring meeting and presented during the reunion. Nominations are solicited in the winter newsletter. “ The person selected does not have to be (or have been) an officer of the RSAA or a member of the Executive Committee, but neither should such persons be excluded. The person selected should be one who has made an outstanding contribution of some kind (not monetary). This contribution may be in the nature of a single, noteworthy actor a lower-keyed, but long term commitment to the School and/or the RSAA or for the alumni in general.”

Past recipients:

  • 2019—Michael H. Webb '74
  • 2018—Arnie Lanckton '53
  • 2017—Dr. Michael Bridgen
  • 2016—Lawrence R. Hawkins, '55
  • 2015—Peter Zubal, '59
  • 2014—Thomas Hodges, '53
  • 2013—Jerald Holbrook, '56
  • 2012—Robert Simmons
  • 2011—Wayne Allen, '79
  • 2010—Jerry Kniskern ’50
  • 2009—Bruce Williams ‘76
  • 2008—Lee Berry ‘68
  • 2007—Charles Hartnett ‘51
  • 2006—Lawrence Hill ‘50
  • 2005—Ken Myers ‘52
  • 2004—Dick Thomas ‘54
  • 2003—Stephen Coulthart ‘53
  • 2002—Christopher Westbrook ‘73
  • 2001—Thomas Martin ‘76
  • 2000—Gail Simmons

All other recipients back to 1980 are posted each year in the Newsletter

Kermit E. Remele Award of Meritorious Service

The award is presented by the RSAA in honor of Kermit E Remele. Professor Remele, a 1943 graduate of the Ranger School, served on the Ranger School faculty for over 30 years. As an active member of the RSAA he served as editor of the Alumni News and held the office of Secretary for many years. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to mobilize an motivate people to work for the betterment of the Ranger School. The intent of this award is therefore to recognize groups of people who have combined efforts have gone beyond the norm to have a positive lasting influence on the Ranger School.

Past recipients:

  • 2019—The NYS Forest Rangers
  • 2017—Star Lake Fire Department
  • 2018—Wanakena Historical Association
  • 2017—Star Lake Fire Department
  • 2016—Clifton-Fine Hospital
  • 2013—Ranger School Centennial Committee
  • 2012—Administration of SUNY ESF
  • 2011—St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division
  • 2009—Village of Wanakena residents
  • 2008—Class of 1968
  • 2005—Class of 1955
  • 2003—Surveying Friends Committee
  • 2000—Class of 1950

Other Awards

The following awards are presented each year at the beginning of the Spring semester by the RSAA President:

  • Van Witsen
  • Wesson
  • Eagle Award Matthew Moore ‘90

... and more.

RSAA Board of Directors

RSAA President
Chris Westbrook '73 | email

Chris Tcimpidis '93 | email

Bob Diehl '97 | email

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Properties Manager
Michael Bushey '02 | email

Lee Berry '68 | email
Rob Cole '04 | email
Dylan Haines '13 | email
Travis Hamilton '03 | email
Frank Morehouse '04 | email
Michael Rozeski '90 | email
Rob Snyder '97 | email
Gregory Vaverchak '02 | email
Steven D. Whalen '71 | email
Edwin White '59 | email
Scott Wilkinson '02 | email
Bruce Williams '76 | email
Ellen Wright '12 | email

Past President
Ariane Tanski '09 | email

ESF President
Joanie Mahoney | email

Executive Director, ESF College Foundation
Brenda Greenfield | email

ESF Alumnni Director
Debbie Caviness | email

Ranger School Director
Mariann Johnston | email

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