ACHA Named Awards Nominations

Nominations Criteria and Process

The call for nominations is now CLOSED.

New Deadline: January 19, 2024

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

The primary nominator should upload the following as one (1) PDF document to the ACHA Named Awards Nomination Portal:

  • One letter of nomination (written by the primary nominator)
  • Additional letters of support - two (min.) and five (max.) letters are required
    • At least one letter of support must be from a current ACHA member
    • All letters of support should be sent directly to the Primary Nominator (individual letters will not be accepted)!

Complete Award nomination packages must be uploaded here:
ACHA Named Awards Nomination Portal

All nominations must be received by the ACHA National Office on/before January 19, 2024.

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 review all complete nominations 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.

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