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GNRHS Awards

Over the years, GNRHS has presented awards in recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the Society.

Empire Builder Award - For service to the Society by former Great Northern veterans.

Presidents' Hustle Muscle Award - Given by GNRHS President to members who provide leadership, over a sustained time period (years), and effective contributions to major GNRHS activities.

Rocky's Award - Individual has made substantial contributions to the delivery of services, new developments and functioning of the organization.

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Directors' James J. Hill Award - Presented by vote of GNRHS Board of Directors to President of Society.

GNRHS award recipients

The following members have received GNRHS awards:


Empire Builder Award


Earl J. Currie


Anthony R. "Tony" De Rosa

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Robert W. Downing


Ron Erickson


Walter A. "Walt" Grecula


Richard E. Johnson


Tom Lamphier


John Langlot

Bill McGinley


Byron D. Olsen

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Dave Sprau


Dr. John F. Strauss, Jr.


President's Hustle Muscle Award

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Connie and Duane Buck

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Ray Chappell

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Martin Evoy III


Philip W. Gjevre

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Stuart Holmquist

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Mike Lunak

Ken Middleton


Fr. Dale Peterka


Norm Priebe


Bill Sornsin

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John Thomas


Peter Thompson

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Bev and John Tracy


Rocky's Award


Duane Amdahl

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Bruce Barsness

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Ray Chappell


Jim Chinquist

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Doug Complin

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Dave Durfee


Staffan Ehnbom


Ed Erickson

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Ron Erickson


Phil Gjevre


Bruce Goeser


Connie Hoffman


Jack Hoover


Bob Kelly


Andy Kern


Jim Knollmiller


Lindsay Korst


Don McGlothlin

Cassandra Middleton

Ken Middleton


Jeff Otto


Fr. Dale Peterka


Jack Porzig


Norm Priebe

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Ben Ringnalda

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John Robinson

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Cliff Salmon


Duane Sebelius


Ed Stankard


Scott Tanner

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John Thomas

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Marilyn Thomas


Dave Thorsett


Stan Townsend


Phil Webb

John Westley


Directors' James J. Hill Award


Duane Buck

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Dr. James Larson