HSA Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2017 HSA Award Winners!

Please join the awards committee and the board of directors in congratulating these individuals for their accomplishments and in thanking them for their service to The Herb Society of America!  They will be honored at the Awards and Recognition Dinner during the 2017 Annual Meeting of Members and Educational Conference , May 6, 2017 , in Little Rock, Arkansas. The award winners will be highlighted in the HSA Spring 2017 Newsletter.

Award Recipients
Alphabetical Listing  (PDF)
Listing by Year (PDF)
Listing by Award (PDF)


Award Nomination Guidelines
Each nomination must be accompanied by three letters of support. Non-members may submit letters of support. Please send letters of support to:
The Herb Society of America
9019 Kirtland Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094

Award Nominations are due September 1
Award descriptions and photos

*The award nomination form is available in the Members Only section of this site.


2017 Award Winners

Helen de Conway Little Medal of Honor
Sarah Liberta, Baton Rouge Unit, Southeast District

Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Horticulture
Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Unit, South Central District

Joanna McQuail Reed Award for the Artistic Use of Herbs
Karen Mahshi, Northern California Unit, West District

Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award
Caroline Holmes, Member at Large, England, UK

Certificate of Achievement
• Mary Northcutt, Posthumously, Grosse Pointe Unit, Great Lakes District
• Susan Schumann-Skehan, Connecticut Unit, Northeast District
• Luann DeComa, South Jersey Unit, Mid-Atlantic Unit


Certificate of Appreciation
• Kay Scanapico, Pioneer Unit, South Central District
• Mary Roark, Arkansas Unit, Southeast District
• Susan Leigh Anthony, New England Unit, Northeast District

2016 Award Winners

Helen de Conway Little Medal of Honor
• Kathy Schlosser  North Carolina Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 

Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Horticulture
• Elizabeth Kennel  Philadelphia Unit, Mid-Atlantic District     

Joanna McQuail Reed Award for the Artistic Use of Herbs
• Billie Beadle
 Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 

Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award
• Don Haynie
 Virginia Commonwealth Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 

Certificate of Achievement
• Ann Wilson  Member at Large, South Central District
• Mark Ragland  Virginia Commonwealth Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 
• Jane Brubaker  Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 

Certificate of Appreciation
• Mary Lou Winder  Potomac Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 
• Pam Harris  South Texas Unit, South Central District 
• Anita Bradley  Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District


2015 Award Winners

Helen de Conway Little Medal of Honor
Pat Kenny  Potomac Unit, Mid-Atlantic District

Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Hortiulture
Mary Ann Thomas  Philadelphia Unit, Mid-Atlantic District

Joanna McQuail Reed Award for the Artistic Use of Herbs
Maggie Limburg  New York Unit, Northeast District

Certificate of Achievement
Dawn Fry  Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 
Jean Marsh  Texas Thyme Unit, South Central District 
Marion Sullivan  Member at Large, South Central District

Certificate of Appreciation
Mildred Gordon  Potomac Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 
Toni Fogleson  Nashville Unit, Southeast District 
Ida Wallenmeyer  Potomac Unit, Mid-Atlantic District


2014 Award Winners

The Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Horticulture
John Forti  Northeast District, New England Unit

Certificate of Achievement
• Sue Arnold  Central District, Central Indiana Unit           

Certificate of Appreciation
• Charlene Rupp  Central District, Central Indiana Unit


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