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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:

  • 2022 — David Newman
  • 2021 — Ariane Tanski '09
  • 2020 — Debbie Caviness
  • 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:

  • 2022 — Ranger School Food Service
  • 2020 — Clifton Fine Arena
  • 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

President

Christ Tcimpidis | rsaafinchair@gmail.com

Vice President

Bob Brower | bobbrower58@gmail.com

Properties Manager

Jerry Butler | butlerjerome22@gmail.com

Secretary

Bob Diehl | bdiehl55@gmail.com

Treasurer

Dan Wentworth | RSAAtreasurer@gmail.com

Past President

Chris Westbrook | westbrook@esf.edu

Members At Large:

Lee Berry | seberry@frontier.com

Chuck Carline | chuckcarline@gmail.com

Montana Cassava | mcassavaw@yahoo.com

Greg De LaFleur | gregdsurveyor@yahoo.com

Caren Donovan | donova24@gmail.com

Noah Herne | rs96phord@yahoo.com

Frank Morehouse | fmorehouse3@gmail.com

Michael Rozeski | MRozeski@gmail.com

John Scanlon | scanman026@gmail.com

Gregory Vaverchak | gmvaverc@esf.edu

Steven Whalen | swhalenrs71@yahoo.com

Edwin White | ehwhite@esf.edu

Bruce Williams | bwilliams31@stny.rr.com

Ellen Wright | ms.ellen.e.wright@gmail.com

Scott Wilkinson | scottyshubcaps@gmail.com

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