Rebecca Vories Award

Background of Award

In 1993, the American Solar Energy Society established this award to recognize special contributions to the Society. The name of the award was changed in 1996 to honor the memory of Rebecca Vories, one of the Society’s most tireless and valuable volunteers.

Nomination Information

Criteria: The award honors those whose volunteer efforts on behalf of the society have significantly advanced ASES’ ability to meet its mission. The recipient must have:

  • Held a leadership position or been part of a team that helped ASES meet the goals of a particular program or operation, or helped create a new successful ASES program;
  • Served ASES consistently in one or more capacities for multiple years; and
  • Been an ASES member currently, as well as throughout the years of dedicated service.

Multiple nominations for a candidate are welcome. ASES requests that nominations include the submission of the nomination form and two letters of support for each nominee. The nomination form must be submitted by a current ASES member. Please access and submit the nomination form above; however, the letters of support should be emailed to, using the file naming protocol Vories_NomineeLastName_LetterWriterLastName. If possible, include the nominee’s CV/resume or a short bio of the candidate, or a link to it. Please, no self-nominations.

Check back in August for 2025 Awards Nominations information.

Previous Vories Award Winners

2024 John Essig
2023 John Dunlop
2022 Drew Gillett
2021 John Burke
2020 David Comis
2019 Doug Shoemaker
2018 William (Bill) Young
2017 Richard Komp
2016 Gail Burrington
2015 Wyldon Fishman
2014 Mr. Mario Monesterio
2013 Paulette Middleton
2010 Karlis Viceps, Solar Plans LLC, Taos, NM
2008 Glen Friedman, Evergreen Design, West Linn, OR
2007 Darryl Thayer, DT Wind and Solar
2005 Elaine Hebert, Northern California Solar Energy Association
2004 Dave Renne, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2003 Susan Luster, Susisolar Clayworks, Cary, NC
2002 Kenneth Sheinkopf, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL
2001 Christine Hulet, Engineering Services, Blanchardville, WI
2000 Nancy Carlisle, National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO
1999 Mary Tucker, Environmental Services, City of San Jose, CA
1998 Jane Weissman, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Boston, MA
1997 Pamm McFadden, Elements Design Group, Boulder, CO
1996 Frank Vignola, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1995 Rebecca Vories, Infinite Energy, Denver, CO
1994 Michael Nicklas, Innovative Design, Raleigh, NC
1993 Stephen L. Sargent, Western Area Power Administration, Denver, CO

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