At the plenary session of the annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 30-August 3, 2014, in Chattanooga, TN, Marvalee Wake was awarded this year’s Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology. The prize is awarded to an individual for long-term excellence in the study of amphibian and/or reptile biology, based principally on the quality of the awardee’s research; consideration is also given to educational and service impacts of the individual's career. The society's Secretary calls it the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”