ACHA Named Awards Nominations

Nominations Criteria and Process

(For information on submitting nominations for the Best Practices in College Health Award, Affiliate New Professionals Award, or ACHA Fellows, see Nominations.)

Let us know who should be recognized for making exceptional contributions to ACHA, the field of college health, or their own health center and campus by nominating someone for an ACHA award.

How to Nominate a Candidate for ACHA Named Awards

  • Download and complete the ACHA Named Awards Nomination Form [.pdf]
  • Submit a letter (or email) of nomination
  • Submit additional letters of support (a minimum of two and maximum of five letters required)
  • At least one letter of support must be from a current ACHA member
  • Send completed nomination forms and letters of support to:

ACHA Awards Advisory Committee
Attn: Carolyn Lesesane
1362 Mellon Road, Suite 180
Hanover, MD 21076
email: clesesane@acha.org

All nominations must be postmarked or emailed by January 19, 2018.

Letters of nomination and support must include the following information:

  • Please specify the award for which the candidate is being nominated.
  • In what capacity does the nominator know the nominee?
  • Please provide background information on the nominee.
  • How has the nominee been involved with ACHA/their regional affiliate or other organizations related to the nomination?
  • Describe the major achievements related to the award for which the candidate is being nominated.
  • Describe the nominee's relationship with peers/colleagues and students.
  • Why does the nominator feel the nominee is deserving of the specific award for which they are being nominated?

Eligibility of Awards Candidates

  • At the time of selection by the Awards Advisory Committee, candidates must be ACHA individual members in good standing. (Nominees for the Barbato and Reifler Awards do not have to be current ACHA Members.)
  • Current ACHA board members are not eligible to receive ACHA awards, with the exception of student representatives to the Board of Directors, who are eligible to be nominated for the Lewis Barbato Award for Outstanding Student Service.

The Awards Advisory Committee  shall consider all complete nominations and review against established award purpose and criteria.

The committee may recommend none, one, or multiple recipients for each designated award to the ACHA Board of Directors.