This award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to CSHEMA. Nominated individuals exemplify service, commitment, and success over the last 12 months within the Association.


The nominated individual should:

  • Exemplify what is best in a volunteer, including service to something beyond oneself, a willingness to contribute time and effort without pay, and a donation of time and effort beyond one’s normal responsibilities.
  • Showcase a supportive and positive attitude in their volunteer work.
  • Have an impact on the ultimate success of CSHEMA programs/activities.


Individuals must be from a CSHEMA member institution in good standing and have served in a volunteer role within the past 12 months. Current volunteers on the CSHEMA Board of Trustees shall not be considered eligible for this award. 


Nominations should be made online. Self-nominations are welcome. In addition to the basic information requested in the nomination form, please include the following in a PDF attachment (uploaded through the form):

  • Name, title, institution, and contact information of the nominee
  • Name, title, institution, and contact information of the nominator
  • Summary of volunteer role(s) and service/projects to the Association during the previous 12 months
  • Two statements of endorsement: one from nominee's workplace, and one from a CSHEMA colleague or peer who has worked with this individual in a volunteer capacity that support the nomination

Submissions must be received by March 1 to be considered.

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Members of the Awards and Recognition Committee will review entries for recognition. Up to three awards may be presented each year. If the institution of an Awards and Recognition Committee member submits an application, the member shall recuse him/herself from evaluating and voting.

An award will be presented to the recipient at the awards ceremony at the Annual Conference.