Distinguished Service Award

Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award

OSA Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who, over an extended period of time, have served the Optical Society in an outstanding way, especially through volunteer participation in its management, operation or planning in such ways as editorship of a periodical, organization of meetings, or other service to the Society.  The award was established in 1973 by the Board of Directors and in 2013 was named in honor of Stephen D. Fantone, who served as OSA Treasurer from 1996 to 2013.  The award is usually presented in even-numbered years only.
The award is endowed by contributions from individual members and by the American Optical Corporation in memory of Stephen M. MacNeille. The OSA Foundation is currently raising funds to permanently endow this award. Please consider making a donation to support this special honor. Your gift will be matched by OSA with a contribution to the OSAF General Fund.


2014 Anthony J. Campillo
2012 Joseph H. Eberly
2010 Gary C. Bjorklund
2008 Bahaa E.A. Saleh
2007 Stephen D. Fantone
2004 Alexander A. Sawchuk
2002 Boris P. Stoicheff
1998 Paul L. Kelley
1994 F. Dow Smith
1993 Jarus W. Quinn
1990 Patricia Wakeling
1988 Franklin S. Harris Jr.
1987 John N. Howard
1985 Karl G. Kessler
1979 Archie I. Mahan
1977 Stanley S. Ballard
1973 Mary E. Warga