MASA Distinguished Service Award


MASA has periodically selected recipients to receive the MASA Distinguished Service Award.
The award is presented at the MASA Spring Conference.
 


Selection Criteria

The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award will:

1. Have a positive history/association with Minnesota public education. This history/association may be directly tied to the learning process such as practicing administrator, teacher, etc. OR indirectly such as legislator, professional organization employee, member of the media, etc.

2. Have contributed/participated in activities that improve Minnesota’s public education system on a statewide basis.

3. Have a reputation as a person that willingly goes the extra mile.

Selection Procedure:

1. Any member of MASA may nominate a person for this award using the MASA nominating form.

2. Nominations must be made by January 9 of the year the award is to be made.

3. A committee of MASA past presidents will review the nominations and recommend a recipient or recipients to the Board of Directors. 

The Award:

1. The award will be made at the MASA Spring Conference.

2. The recipient will be presented with an individual plaque and certificate.

3. A news release will be distributed to pertinent media in the coverage area of the recipient(s).

 

 

Past MASA Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Will have a positive history/association with Minnesota public education. This history/association may be directly tied to the learning process such as practicing administrator, teacher, etc. or indirectly such as legislator, professional organization employee member of the media, etc. The recipient will have contributed/participated in activities that improve Minnesota's public education system on a statewide basis and have a reputation as a person that willingly goes the extra mile.

2014 Arne Carlson
2013 Mindy Greiling
2012 Mary Cecconni
2011 Robert H. Bruininks
2010 David Walsh
2009 James McCormick
2008 Al Quie
2007 Donald M. Fraser and Arthur J. Rolnick
2006 John B. Davis
2005 John Gunyou and Jay Kiedrowski
2004 Jim Luoma
2003 Howard Casmey
2002 Neal Nickerson
2001 Tom Melcher
2000 Tom Nelson and Dan Bryan
1999 Robert Wedl
1998 Don Vellenga and John Roche
1997 Doug Skor and Glen Shaw
1996 Arthur Naftalin
1993 Madden's Resort
1992 James J Renier
1991 Ralph Brynelson
1990 Philip Tanney
1989 Willard Baker
1988 Erling Johnson
1986 Ralph Brynelson and Governor Rudy Perpich
1985 Murrae Freng
1984 Roger Erickson, WCCO Radio
1983 Bill Wettergren and John Feda