"The John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service is the highest award given by NMSA. This award is given only when an individual has demonstrated a level of service, integrity, and leadership in middle level education that warrants this special recognition. As a result, this award is not necessarily presented annually.
"Selection procedures include a committee review of received nominations and materials. If a recommendation results from committee deliberations, it is submitted to the Board of Trustees for a final decision."
Dr. Lounsbury was the first winner (1978) of this prestigious award.
The John H. Lounsbury Award at Georgia College
The John H. Lounsbury Award is given to a person external to the university who has made an outstanding contribution to the programs or students in the educational preparation unit. The recipient will be given the title of Honorary Faculty Member of the College of Education.