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Award Nominations are Due March 4, 2024

The National Board of Directors for AAWCC seeks to recognize representatives of the many people who work extraordinarily on behalf of women in our community colleges.  Now is your chance to honor them by nominating for our annual AAWCC Women of the Year awards:
·      The AAWCC 2023 Carolyn Desjardins CEO Award for Outstanding Service and Support to AAWCC
·      The AAWCC 2023 Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award
·      The AAWCC 2023 Trustee of the Year Award

DIRECTIONS FOR NOMINATIONS
Read the guidelines for nominations and the award titles/qualifications, select the award for which you are submitting a nomination, and provide the requested information about your nominee. Each AAWCC member is entitled to submit one person in each category. The 2024 AAWCC Awardees will be featured on our website and at our annual AAWCC National Awards Breakfast (April 7, 2024, Louisville, KY) as part of the annual AACC Convention along with other marketing opportunities. Awardees will be notified on March 15, 2024, if selected.  AAWCC does not provide or reimburse travel to AACC or the Awards Breakfast. 
 
GUIDELINES FOR ALL NOMINATIONS
1.     Complete all questions in the form by March 4, 2024.
2.     Each nominating statement should detail clearly the nominee’s accomplishments, how they embody the criteria, how they are noteworthy, and why she/he/they is deserving of the honor. Limit statement to typed 1 page, double-spaced attachment.
3.     One or two external supporting materials (i.e. news article, external letter of support from a community leader, college, Board or legislative policy action, evidence of college program shift benefiting women, or other document that best supports the nomination), from within the last five years, should accompany the nominating statement to confirm the nomination. Only PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF files are supported. Neither business cards nor social media posts are acceptable.
4.     A complete resume of the nominee is required.
5.     All entries will become the property of AAWCC (please do not send any materials which must be returned).
6.     Entries will be judged not only on the merits of the nominee but also on the clarity of statement and adherence to criteria.
7.  Recipients of AAWCC "of the year" awards are not required to attend the AAWCC Awards Breakfast. 
DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS
Carolyn Desjardins CEO Award for Outstanding Service and Support to AAWCC
QUALIFICATIONS:
She/He/They should have met at least five of the following criteria:
1.     Donated an exceptional amount of staff time to achieving AAWCC goals and/or meeting organizational needs.
2.     Actively sponsored and/or promoted AAWCC philosophical issues that concern women.
3.     Allocated organizational costs or provided space for AAWCC activities.
4.     Co-sponsored a major AAWCC event or helped to form a local chapter.
5.     Lobbied on behalf of AAWCC and its goals (e.g., AACC, other councils, legislators, etc.).
6.     Housed and supported AAWCC board meetings.
7.     Campaigned to encourage other presidents to become institutional members of AAWCC.

Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award
QUALIFICATIONS:
1.     The Mildred B. Bulpitt Woman of the Year must be a living woman who has an outstanding record of service to women in the two-year college setting.
2.     She should be a woman whose service to women in two-year colleges deserves national recognition as a role model for two-year college women throughout the country.
3.     She does not have to be a member of AAWCC, but only AAWCC members may submit nominations.
4.     She should be actively engaged in work at, or service to, a two-year college. Current AAWCC board members and former award recipients are ineligible.
 
Trustee of the Year Award
QUALIFICATIONS:
1.     Serves as a current or past Board of Trustee member for a community college within the last 3 years.
2.     Has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the college in addition to their role as a Trustee.
3.     Actively supports issues that concern women.
4.     Has demonstrated exceptional leadership and is an inspiration to women on her/his/their campus.

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* 1. Nomination for which Award

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* 2. Nominee Contact Information

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* 3. Department or Division:

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* 4. Highest Degree Earned including Institution Name:

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* 5. Nominating Statement (Maximum length, one standard double spaced page), Supporting documents, Resume of Nominee and Headshot. Attach a pdf, doc or docx.

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* 6. Nomination submitted by...

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