Hall of Excellence

The Hall of Excellence recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of management or conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems through the application of genetics tools, techniques, or theory. Up to four inductees are entered into the Hall of Excellence per year, and presentation(s) are made at the AFS Annual Meeting. Please click on the inductee name below to view the photo and inscription as it appears on their plaque and take a tour of our Virtual Hall of Excellence to see plaques for those inducted since the award program began in 2014.
2023 Inductee: Dr. Anthony Gharrett

Nomination procedure: Nominations should identify individuals (past or present) that have made a significant contribution(s) to genetics of aquatic organisms, conservation or management-oriented fisheries/aquatic research, or the promotion of genetic applications for fisheries and aquatic resource conservation, protection, and management. Nominee membership in AFS and the Genetics Section are not pre-requisites, but service to AFS and the Genetics Section will be considered in the award process. Nominations for the Hall of Excellence can be provided by any Genetics Section member and are due each year to the Genetics Section President-Elect.

Nomination package: Packages for nominees not inducted can be updated by the nominator and rolled over for consideration for up to two years.

  1. Name of the nominee
  2. Short biography and curriculum vitae
  3. Explanation of his or her contribution to the field, as well as to AFS, if applicable
  4. Contact information (current address, phone, and email) or dates of birth and death, if applicable

Selection procedure: The Hall of Excellence Award Committee is composed of four members, including the Genetics Section President-Elect (Chair), the two previous past presidents, and a member-at-large. Terms of committee members are served following the Genetics Section two-year election cycle. The member-at-large will be from the section membership and voted upon during section elections. The nominations are reviewed by the Award Committee, and recommendations are made by the Chair to the Genetics Section President. Candidates selected for induction need to provide a photo (head and shoulders) for display on the website and a plaque.

Deadline for nomination: 30 June 2023

Download a Word version of the nomination form here: AFS-Genetics-Section-HOE-Nom-Form-2023

Send all application materials via email to: President-Elect Jared Homola (jhomola@uwsp.edu)