The Distinguished Achievement Award was given to ISGS petroleum geologist Hannes E. Leetaru in recognition of his contributions in geologic research, interpretation of refraction seismic data, 3-D geologic modeling, and his education and outreach efforts.

2008 Outstanding Cooperator Thelen Sand and Gravel Company

Thelen Sand and Gravel Company was honored as Outstanding Cooperator for its provision of time, equipment, and quarry access in support of the ISGS geologic mapping program and field trips.

ISGS Geochemist William R. Roy received the Outstanding Contribution to Survey Health and Safety Award for his work in this area, both at the ISGS and in coordination with the University of Illinois.

The Outstanding Alumni Contributions Award was presented to Morris W. Leighton, former ISGS Chief, in appreciation of his post-retirement dedication to the ISGS through his contributions to the ISGS centennial celebration and annual open house and for his continuing support of the ISGS.

David Cooley, Charles Zelinsky