Nominations are accepted year-round for the annual WisRID service awards and will be presented at fall conference.

Awards available:

  • Honorary Membership for an interpreter whose long time membership to WisRID, long time service to the field and/or service to WisRID are honored by receiving lifelong free membership to WisRID.
  • Distinguished Service Award for an interpreter who provides valuable service to the professional interpreting community.
  • Robert W. Horgen Award for a person, who is not an interpreter, yet provides a valuable service to WisRID.
  • Boyce L. Williams Award given to individuals, agencies, or organizations in recognition for meritorious service.
Nomination letters should include, as appropriate: 
  • Individual’s background of meritorious service
  • Participation in local, state, and national activities
  • Participation in professionally related activities
  • Any other specific types of service to WisRID or other specialized service 
  • Minimum of a year of membership in WisRID and RID, Inc. 
Letters of nomination should be submitted to the Awards Subcommittee Coordinator at awards@wisrid.org.
 
 

Past Award Winners:
 
 
HONORARY MEMBERS

WisRID HONORARY MEMBERS
Robert Horgen *x
Kenneth F. Huff *x
David O. Watson x
Evelyn Zola *x
Eve Dicker-Eiseman
* Deaf or hard of hearing
x deceased



DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Lucille Olson (1975)
Eleanor Collins (1977)
Belle (Toni) Sullivan (1979)
Eva Dicker (1981)
Leo Dicker (1983)
Margaret James (1984)
Stephanie Kerkvliet (1991)
Debra Stratte (1993)
Tim Mumm (1994)
Doris Nyquist (1996)
Beth Meyer (1997)
Bambi Riehl (1998)
Joanne Vandenbush (1999)
Brenda Walker (2000)
Sarah Benton (2002)
Theresa Schmeckel (2008)
Kate Block (2015)


ROBERT W. HORGEN AWARD 

Evelyn Zola (1982)
David Watson (1983)
Marianna Kuglitsch (1984)
Arvilla Rank (1986)
Edith Simons (1991)
Marian Ecklund (1994)
Alisha Bronk (1996)

 
BOYCE L. WILLIAMS AWARD

Boyce L Williams (1982)
Nancy Hagen (1983)
Milwaukee Young Lawyers' Association (1983)
Norma Letourneau (1984)
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - ITP (1984)
Patricia Twitchell Gondek (1986)
Senator Brian Rude (1991)
The Golden Arrow Bowhunters (1993, 1996)
Mary Wright (1998)
Professional Interpreting Enterprise, LLC (1999)