Georgia Entomological Society Founders' Lecture Series 

The Georgia Entomological Society recognizes significant and selfless contributions to science and the GES by means of the GES Foundersí Lecture Series, a program that the society began in 1990.  The Foundersí Lecture serves to honor the individual to whom the lecture is dedicated, and additionally serves to recognize a scholar/researcher of the Society who has contributed significantly and historically to the advancement of our science and/or whose research is at the cutting edge of his/her subdiscipline. 

The Committee on Awards and Recognition selects an appropriate scientist/presenter, who will be honored by the presenting the Foundersí Lecture at the annual meeting of the GES.  Nominations shall be made by letter and must include: 1) the name of the individual to be nominated for recognition in the GES Foundersí Lecture Series, 2) listing of the specific, significant contributions, 3) any additional background information that might be helpful to the committee, and 4) nominations for the individual scientist/presenter who would deliver the Founders' Lecture at the annual meeting.  

The GES Committee on Awards and Recognition solicits nominations for recognition of outstanding members of the Georgia Entomological Society.  Nominations for these awards may be made at any time.  All nominations will be kept confidential within the committee.  Please send all nominations to the GES Awards and Recognition Committee.

1990 Founder and Lecturer
Theodore L. Bissell, presented by W. Louis Tedders 

1991 Founder and Lecturer
Horace O. Lund, presented by Preston E. Hunter 

1992 Founder and Lecturer
Hamlin H. Tippins, presented by Wayne A. Gardner

1993 Founder and Lecturer
U. Eugene Brady, Jr., presented by C. Wayne Berisford 

1994 Founder and Lecturer
Cedric R. Jordan, presented by T. Don Canerday 

1995 Founder and Lecturer
Clifford M. Beckham, presented by Herb Womack 

1996 Founder and Lecturer
Oliver I. Snapp, Sr., presented by Carroll E. Younce 

1997 Founder and Lecturer
T. Don Canerday, presented by Max H. Bass 

1998 Founder and Lecturer
Loy W. Morgan, presented by Max H. Bass 

1999 Founder and Lecturer
William Franklin Turner, presented by Dan L. Horton 

2000 Founder and Lecturer
Preston E. Hunter, presented by Raymond Noblet 

2001 Founder and Lecturer
Harry O. Yates, III, presented by James L. Hanula

2002 Founder and Lecturer
Alton N. Sparks, presented by Beverly Sparks

2003 Founder and Lecturer
James H. Oliver, Jr., presented by Richard L. Osburn

2004 Founder and Lecturer
Sturgis McKeever, presented by Frank E. French

2005 Founder and Lecturer
Herbert H. Ross, presented by J. Bruce Wallace

2006 Founder and Lecturer
Gary A. Herzog, presented by Max H. Bass

2007 Founder and Lecturer
Jerry Payne, presented by Ted Cottrell

2008 Founder and Lecturer
Louis Tedders, presented by Russ Mizell

2009 Founder and Lecturer
Ronald D. Oetting, presented by Wayne A. Gardner

2010 Founder and Lecturer
Frank French, presented by Daniel Hagan

2011 Founder and Lecturer
Keith Griffith, presented by Lance Peterson

2012 Founder and Lecturer
John All, presented by James Dutcher

2013 Founder and Lecturer
Wayne Gardner, presented by David Buntin

2014 Founder and Lecturer
Richard "Dick" Chalfant, presented by David Riley

2015 Founder and Lecturer
Jim Dutcher, presented by Will Hudson

2016 Founder and Lecturer
Ray Noblet, presented by Wayne Gardner

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