Distinguished Service Awards

Among the many contributors to ASIANetwork, we recognize the extraordinary contributions of the following people.

Erin McCarthy, 2017
Board Member (2006 -2010) and Chairperson
Co-editor, ASIANetwork Exchange (2011-2017)
Co-editor, Lever Press-ASIANetwork Book Series (2018-present)

Lisa Trivedi, 2017
Board Member (2007 -2010)
Co-editor, ASIANetwork Exchange (2011-2017)
Co-editor, Lever Press-ASIANetwork Book Series (2018-present)

Teddy Amoloza, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2014
Board Member (1996-1999)
Director, Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows (1997-2005)
Executive Director (2005-2014)
Director, Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (2014-2020)
Finance Officer (2014-present)

Cathy Benton, Lake Forest College, 2012
Board Member (1997-2000)
Development Officer (2000-2017)
ANFEP-India Seminar co-faculty leader in 2011 and 2014

Paul Watt, DePauw University, 2010
Board Member (2001 -2005) and Chairperson
Development Officer (2005 -2010)

Joan O’Mara, Washington and Lee University, 2009
Board Member (2002-2006) and Chairperson
Co-editor of the ASIANetwork book Reading Asian Art and Artifacts

Stan Mickel, Wittenberg University, 2009
Board Member (1997-2001) and Chairperson
Development Officer (2000-2005)
Director, Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum (2005-2008)

Van J. Symons, Augustana College, 2008
Board Member (1995-1999) and Chairperson
Executive Director (1999-2005)
Director, Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows (2005-2014)

The award was named in honor of Van J. Symons in 2014.