PCCHA Awards and Grants

Call for 2019 Awards Nominations!

Affiliate New Professional Award

This award recognizes a PCCHA member* who has provided service to the field of college health for 5 years or less and who has made significant contributions to their institution and/or PCCHA.

How to Nominate a Candidate for the Affiliate New Professionals Award

  • Write a letter of nomination explaining why you think the nominee is deserving of the award.
  • Have at least one colleague of the nominee write a letter of support.
  • Send all letters to Awards Committee Chair, Brian Davies (bdavies@collegeofidaho.edu) or PCCHA President, Patrick Haines (phaines@uci.edu) by January 11, 2019.

*Nominees must have a current individual ACHA membership; an institutional membership is not sufficient to be eligible for this award. Please contact Brian Davies (bdavies@collegeofidaho.edu) if you have questions.

2018 Ruby Rich Burgar Award winner!

Every year, PCCHA selects a recipient for the Ruby Rich Burgar Award. This award recognizes an individual of outstanding character who, over a long career, has made significant and exemplary contributions to the field of college-health. The 2018 Ruby Rich Burgar Award goes to Cathy Kodama.

For over 35 years, as director of Health Promotion at the University of California, Berkeley (University Health Services), Ms. Kodama has collaborated with students, colleagues, city officials, and the public to innovatively pioneer and execute various college health initiatives, some of which have been adopted and implemented by other schools in the University of California system. Early in her career, Ms. Kodama led the development of one of the nation’s first college-based HIV prevention programs. A number of college-health service awards have been bestowed on Ms. Kodama, and other accomplishments include leading and working on numerous grant-funded mental health, HIV, and drug/alcohol prevention and intervention programs. Ms. Kodama served as president of PCCHA from 2004–2005, and she has volunteered and held leadership roles in other college-health organizations.

Ms. Kodama is described by her nominator as an inquisitive “woman of utmost integrity” who has “been a tireless champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion issues” in the college-health arena. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kodama for her impactful and passionate career in college-health!