Awards and Endowment

The Awards and Endowment Committee shall organize and implement the Society's efforts to recognize and honor those persons whose diverse efforts have enhanced the field of rural sociology and/or improved the conditions of rural people and places.  The Society supports scholarship and practice to improve the quality of rural life through the distribution of funds from the Endowment.

Members:

 Matthew Sanderson

Chair

2017-2019

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Gretchen Thompson

Chair Elect

2018-2020

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Daisy Rooks

apptd

2018-2021

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Phil Howard

apptd

2018-2021

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Hannah Holleman

apptd

2016-2019

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Rachel Terman

apptd

2016-2019

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Shaun Golding

apptd

2017-2020

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Ethan Schoolman

apptd

2017-2020

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Sarah Walton (Awards)

grad apptd

2018-2019

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Jasmine Whiteside (Endowment)

grad apptd

2018-2019

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Cynthia Struthers

ExecDirector

ex officio

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Jennifer Sherman

Past Chair

2016-2018

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According to the Bylaws, the Awards and Endowment Committee shall organize and implement the Society's efforts to recognize and honor those persons whose diverse efforts have enhanced the field of rural sociology and/or improved the conditions of rural people and places. The Society supports scholarship and practice to improve the quality of rural life through the distribution of funds from the Endowment.  Click on the name of the award to see the list of recipients.  If you notice any omissions or errors please notify the RSS Business Office at [email protected]

RSS Award Descriptions Can Be Found Here

Past Award Recipients

Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award

Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award

Excellence in Research Award

Excellence in Instruction

Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach

Olaf Larson Graduate Student Paper Award

Certificate of Appreciation

Frederick H. Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award

Rural Sociology Best Paper Award