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The IAI grants annual awards that recognize significant contributions to the profession.
The John A. Dondero Memorial Award was established in 1958 in his memory by his family and was adopted by the Association by the resolution below. John A. Dondero, prior to his untimely death in 1957, was an active, devoted and much loved member of the International Association for Identification. His many varied and progressive achievements in, and contributions to the fields of identification, investigation, and scientific crime detection brought him international recognition and esteem.
The John A. Dondero Award is to be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors to an active member of this association, who has made the most significant and valuable contribution in the area of identification and allied sciences. This award shall be granted to only one individual per year when and if it is awarded. However, if the basis for this award involves co-authors and/or co-researchers, this group of persons shall be considered as one individual for the purposes of this award and all of their names shall appear on the engraved plaque, with each of these persons receiving an engraved plaque. The names of all recipients of this award shall be listed below.
Past recipients of the award are:
For further information, contact:
International Association for Identification
2131 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 403
Hollywood, FL 33020
Voice: (954) 589-0628
Fax: (954) 589-0657
The Good of the Association Award was established by the IAI for the purpose of recognizing any individual who, in the opinion and judgment of the IAI's Board of Directors, is deemed to have made an "outstanding contribution to the Association." Nomination eligibility is not limited to members of the Association, however, but to any person who has contributed significantly to furthering the goals, objectives and interests of the IAI.
Anyone who wishes to submit a nomination for the Good of the Association Award for consideration by the Board of Directors should contact the Chief Operations Officer.
Good of the Association Award Recipients
Distinguished Membership may be conferred only on a Member by a majority vote of the I.A.I. Board of Directors in recognition of the Member's superior efforts in the furtherance of the aims and purposes of the I.A.I. A Distinguished Member retains all the rights, privileges, and obligations of the class of membership he or she held prior to being designated as a Distinguished Member.
David R. Ashbaugh, 1991
Ernest D. Hamm, 1989
John Onstwedder, 2008
Dedication to Service Award
The Dedication to Service Award is awarded to individuals who have shown outstanding dedication over time to the Association and its objectives.
|2005||Glen McLaughlin||2011||Charles Parker
|2006||Jim Arend||2012||Bridget Lewis||2015||Wesley Vernon|