Distinguished Service Awardees

    The Chicago Section gives an annual award to a member (or members) who deserve(s) special recognition for a long period of distinguished service to the Chicago Section.

    Awardees have demonstrated commitment to the Chicago Section of the ACS, its goals, and its operations. Some worked hard to establish awards. Many served as Section Chair. All have done the heavy lifting required to further activities unique to the Chicago Section, not necessarily thos of the global ACS.

    Some notable examples:

    • William A. Converse (1977) founded the Willard Gibbs Award, which is universally recognized as the third most prestigious award in the field of Chemistry, after the Nobel Prie and Priestley Medal.
    • Julius Stieglitz (1980) served as Chair of the American Chemical Society (1933), Chemistry Department Chair of the University of Chicago (1915-1933), and inspired the Stieglitz Lecture, a joint venture between the U. of Chicago and the Chicago Section.

    YEAR

    AWARDEES

    1974

    Victor Conquest
    Roy C. Newton
    Otto Eisenschiml
    Arthur W. Schaar

    1975

    Hoylande Young Failey
    Byron Riegel
    Ward Evans
    Carl S. Miner

    1976

    David Klein
    E. H. Volwiler
    M. H. Arveson
    P. N. Leech

    1977

    William A. Converse
    Benjamin B. Freud
    Robert J. Reinarts
    Helen Selin

    1978

    Walter S. Guthmann
    Charles DeWitt Hurd

    1979

    Richard Maltoon
    Herbert E. Robinson

    1980

    Herman S. Bloch
    Julius D. Stieglitz

    1981

    Vivian B. Biske
    Edward G. Rietz

    1982

    Bernard S. Friedman
    Paul Van Cleef

    1983

    Clifford W. Crosby
    J. Fred Wilkes

    1984

    James J. Doheny

    1985

    Roy H. Bible

    1986

    Carl E. Moore

    1987

    Elaine R. Anderson

    1988

    Nellie M. Payne

    1989

    Louis J. Sacco

    1990

    Thomas J. Kucera

    1991

    James P. Shoffner

    1992

    Margaret Lally Huston

    1993

    Herbert S. Golinkin

    1994

    Stephen Sichak, Sr.

    1995

    Marie Ann Liskha
    Adele Rozek

    1996

    Gayle E. O’Neill

    1997

    Fran Karen Kravitz

    1998

    Marilyn Kouba

    1999

    Charles E. Cannon
    Jay S. Curtice

    2000

    Ellis K. Fields

    2001

    Stanley W. Drigot

    2002

    Cherlynlavaughn Bradley

    2003

    Lawrence E. Thielen

    2004

    Lawrence U. Berman

    2005

    Seymour Patinkin

    2006

    L. Jewel Nichols

    2007

    Barbara Moriarty
    Louis Lerner

    2008

    Margaret Stowell Levenberg

    2009

    Susan M. Shih

    2010

    Russell Johnson

    2011

    David Crumrine

    2012

    Sanford “Sandy” Angelos

    2013

    Milt Levenberg

    2014

    Frank Jarzembowski

    2015

    Richard Cornell

    2016

    Ken Fivizzani

    2017

    Avrom Litin