The Golden Plate Award has been presented since 1961 by the American Academy of Achievement to approximately 25 guests of honor at the International Achievement Summit. Chosen by the Academy’s Awards Council and other distinguished authorities, these men and women of exceptional accomplishment in the sciences, the professions, business, industry, arts, literature, sports, entertainment, and public service are acclaimed … not as winners, but as visionaries and achievers who represent the many who excel.
FEATURED HONOREES Public Service
Jurist and Judicial Philosopher
Frank H. Knight, Ph.D.
Economist and Social Philosopher
General Douglas MacArthur, USA
General of the Army
Alan T. Waterman, Ph.D.
Science and Public Service
Trial Lawyer and Author
Father William B. Wasson
Savior of Orphaned Children
General Holland M. Smith, USMC
Father of Modern Amphibious Warfare
General Benjamin D. Foulois, USAF
Father of U.S. Military Aviation
Rev. Billy Graham
Missionary and Evangelist
Author and Political Activist
William L. Langer, Ph.D.
Historian and Intelligence Expert
Oscar for Best Years of Our Lives
Vice Adm. William F. Raborn, Jr., USN
Father of the Polaris
Captain Roger H. Donlon, USA
Medal of Honor
General B. A. Schriever, USAF
Father of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program