Awards

The TEHCC honors its outstanding members with four awards. The awards recognize exemplary service and active involvement. The award criteria can be found here.

Stan Murray Award

The Stan Murray Award is the most presitigious of Club awards. The award honors Stan Murray – who was one of the early leaders of the TEHCC, served as chairman of the board for ATC and founded the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Recipients are honored with this award for particularly meritorious service.

1991 Jeff Siirola 2001 John Thompson
1992 Frank Oglesby 2002 Bob Peoples
1993 Ted Malone 2004 Collins Chew
1994 Ray Hunt 2005 Steve Perri
1995 Darrol Nickels 2006 Carl Fritz
1996 Joe Deloach 2007 Steve Banks
1997 Bruce & Mary Cunningham 2008 Garry Luttrell
1998 Ed Oliver 2011 Carl Fritz
1999 Frank Williams

Hiker of the Year

Each year, the TEHCC recognizes it’s most prolific hiker with the Hiker of the Year award which has become known as the HOTY award. The award is earned by accumulating the most points for leading and participating in hikes.

1958 Stan Murray 1982 Jeff Siirola 2000 Kent & Nancy Wilson
1960 Bob Harvey 1983 Darrol Nickels 2001 Kim Peters
1968 Judith Buckley 1984 Kevin Edgar 2002 Nancy Wilson
1969 Donald Kreh 1985 Judy McClanahan 2003 Nancy Wilson
1970 Darrol Nickels 1986 Judy McClanahan 2004 Garry Luttrell
1971 Darrol Nickels 1987 Kevin Edgar 2005 Garry Luttrell
1971 Hugh Thompson 1988 Steve Banks 2006 Collins Chew
1972 Gordon Newland 1989 Jack Young 2007 Kim Peters
1973 Dick Ardell 1990 Ted Malone 2008 Jake Mitchell
1974 Collins Chew 1991 Gether Irick 2009 Collins Chew
1975 Powell Foster 1992 Gether Irick 2010 Bob Harvey
1975 Judy Murray 1993 Garry Luttrell 2011 Olin Babb
1976 Ray Hunt 1994 Garry Luttrell 2012 Vic Hasler
1977 Don Nelan 1995 Cris Moorehouse 2013 Vic Hasler
1978 Gordon Newland 1996 Garry Luttrell 2014 Vic Hasler
1979 Collins Chew 1997 Garry Luttrell
1980 John Thompson 1998 Kevin Edgar
1981 Frank Oglesby 1999 Neil Dotson

Paddler of the Year

Like the HOTY, the Paddler of the Year is awarded to the paddler with the most points for leading and participating in events.

1990 Dewey Fuller 1995 Mike Morrow 2009 Deb Reynolds
1991 Ed Montgomery 1998 Brad Dayvolt 2010 Debbie Briscoe
1992 Ed Montgomery 2002 Mike Morrow 2011 Jamie Aiello
1993 Brad Dayvolt 2003 Rebekah Morrow
1994 Dave Ingram 2005 Ed Montgomery

Frank Oglesby Maintainer of the Year

The Maintainer of the Year award recognizes individual(s) that have been actively involved in trail maintenance with the Club and have shown a personal commitment to the upkeep of the Appalachian Trail. In 2005, the award was renamed to honor TEHCC founder Frank Oglesby.

1990 Darrol Nickels 2000 Bob Peoples 2009 Ted Mowery
1991 Ed Oliver 2001 David Gibson 2010 Kim Peters
1992 Ed Oliver 2002 David Gibson 2011 Ken Buchanan
1993 Ed Oliver 2003 Paul Benfield 2011 Joe DeLoach
1994 Frank Williams 2004 Carl Fritz 2012 Jim Chambers
1995 Frank Williams 2005 Darrol Nickels 2013 Joe Morris
1996 Frank Williams 2006 Jim Foster 2014 George Thorpe
1997 Derrick Stowell 2006 Mike Hupko
1998 Derrick Stowell 2007 Ed Oliver
1999 Bruce Cunningham 2008 Tim Stewart