The Section's Distinguished Service Award was founded in 1978. The Award is given annually to a member for long and meritorious service to the Section. In practice, the award has usually been given to a Section member who is or who has served as a member of the Executive Committee. It is usually given in May as a part of the joint meeting of the Section with the Canadian CIC. This event also honors outstanding local students and others whose performance has been outstanding, To go to a list of DSA awardees with links to selected bios & photos, click here.