Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award

2015 Joukowksy Award Winner Connie Rodriguez.

The Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award is to be granted to those AIA members who, through their sustained and exceptional volunteer efforts, have furthered the work of the Institute and increased public awareness regarding its mission. Societies in particular are encouraged to nominate members who have provided exceptional service to the Institute. Trustees currently serving on the Governing Board are ineligible to receive this award. No more than two awards, in the form of a framed citation, will be presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the AIA.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations, in the form of a letter detailing the candidate's service to the AIA, should be received by Institute Headquarters at the address below no later than September 2, 2015. The Executive Committee will select the recipient(s) of the award prior to the Fall meeting of the Governing Board.

Please send all nomination materials to:

The Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award Committee
Attn: Awards Department
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
(617) 353-9361
FAX: (617) 353-6550


2015 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award: Connie Rodriguez

Dr. Connie Rodriguez is the Reverend Emmett M. Bienvenu, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Classical Studies (as of November 14, 2014) and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1988.  She received her B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Richmond, VA and M.A. and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. At Loyola, she teaches Greek, Latin and Greek and Roman Archaeology as well as courses on Mythology and ancient history. She has excavated on Cyprus and taught at the Rome Center for Loyola Chicago.  Dr. Rodriguez has been a member of the AIA since 1982 when she joined the Baltimore Society.  She is President of the New Orleans Society of the (AIA) and is a former president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, dedicated to historic preservation of the architectural treasures of New Orleans and Louisiana. She worked as visiting curator for a special exhibit, "A Day in Pompeii", that opened in Mobile, Alabama (January 12-June 3, 2006) and later at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul (June 27, 2006-January 6, 2007).


Past Winners of the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award

2014 Ann Santen
2013 Claire Lyons
2012 Shelby Brown
2011 Ava Seave
2010 Nancy Palmer
2009 Michael and Neathery Fuller
2008 Jeffrey A. Lamia
2007 Patty Gerstenblith
2006 James Russell
2005 Anne Salisbury
2004 Eleanor Guralnick
2003 Gertrude Howland
2002 Frank J. Wezniak
2001 Ira Haupt, II
1999 James R. Wiseman
1997 Raymond L. Den Adel
1996 Leonard V. Quigley
1994 Anna Benjamin
1992 Judith Feinberg Brilliant
1991 Charles S. La Follette
1990 Lloyd E. Cotsen
1989 Norma Kershaw
James H. Ottaway, Jr.
Leon Pomerance (awarded posthumously)

*The name was changed from the Distinguished Service Award to the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award at the December 1997 Annual Meeting of the AIA.

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