The Thomas Wolfe Society awards the Distinguished Service Award for exceptional service.
Recipients of the TWS Distinguished Service Award
1995 John Ware, for his work on the creation and placement of a plaque at Johns Hopkins Hospital honoring Thomas Wolfe and Dr. Walter Dandy.
1996 Sharon S. Connelly, for her creation and maintenance of the Thomas Wolfe page on the World Wide Web.
1996 Doris Betts, for her work on a proposed U.S. commemorative postage stamp honoring Thomas Wolfe.
1997 Joseph M. Flora, for his service as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, May 1995 through May 1997.
1999 Frank C. Wilson, for his service as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, May 1997 through May 1999.
1999 Carole Conrad, for her beyond-the-call-of-duty work before and during the 1999 Society meeting in New York City.
2000 Bob R. Powell, for his outstanding work as leader of the Society’s successful efforts toward the issuance of a Thomas Wolfe U.S. Commemorative stamp.
2001 Mary Aswell Doll, for her service as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, May 1999 through May 2001.
2001 Takashi Kodaira, for his many contributions to Wolfe studies in Japan.
2001 Hiroshi Tsunemoto, for his many contributions to Wolfe studies in Japan.
2002 Terry Roberts, for his service as editor of the Thomas Wolfe Review.
2003 Steven B. Rogers, for his service as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, May 2001 through May 2003.
2003 Richard S. Kennedy (posthumous), for the many years he gave to the advancement of Thomas Wolfe scholarship, his constant encouragement of a new generation of Wolfe scholars, and his long and dedicated service to the Thomas Wolfe Society.
2004 The Asheville Fire Department, for saving the Old Kentucky Home, immortalized as “Dixieland” in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel.
2004 The State of North Carolina, the Department of Cultural Resources, and the Staff of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, for the restoration and preservation of the Old Kentucky Home as a State Historic Site.
2022 Amélie Moisy, in recognition of her work to secure placement of books related to Thomas Wolfe and American literature of the first half of the twentieth century in French libraries.
2022 Arnold Wengrow, in recognition of his organizing the Thomas Wolfe 75th birthday celebration at UNC–Asheville, leading to the genesis of The Thomas Wolfe Review and the Thomas Wolfe Society.