At the April 1994 SDITE Annual Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, a young member recognition award was established. It was created to recognize individuals, who over their young professional careers, have contributed significantly to our profession and our professional organization and was named in honor of Joseph M. Thomas, Jr.

  • 2016 – Ryan T. Eckenrode
  • 2015 – Meredith Emory
  • 2014 – Meredith H.Van Duyn
  • 2013 – Sean Coleman
  • 2012 – Lindsay A. Walker, Kimberly L. King
  • 2011 – Radha K. Swayampakala
  • 2010 – K. Scott Walker, Jr.
  • 2009 – Dyan C. Damron
  • 2008 – Michael R. Ridgeway
  • 2007 – Alison Catarella Michel
  • 2006 – William Brian Fulton
  • 2005 – Kirsten B. Tynch
  • 2004 – Jeffrey L. Hammond
  • 2003 – Jo Anne Tingle
  • 2002 – Richard B. Fangmann
  • 2001 – Gregory D. Judy
  • 2000 – Bayne E. Smith
  • 1999 – Karen L. Mohammadi
  • 1998 – John L. Hibbard
  • 1997 – Terry M. Snow
  • 1996 – Robert R. Walker
  • 1995 – James A. Meads
  • 1994 – Craig M. Hanchey
  • 1993 – Hernan E. Pena, Jr.