Lifetime Achievement Award



The Lifetime Achievement Award, PAEA’s most prestigious award, honors an individual who has reached the pinnacle of their career in PA education. It recognizes a current or former program faculty or staff member who has made extraordinary contributions to PA education over a sustained period of time; therefore, it may not be awarded annually.

CRITERIA

Nominees for this award must demonstrate outstanding contributions in all of the following areas:

History of distinguished service that spans an entire career in all of the following areas:

  • Institutional
  • Local and State
  • National and/or International

Measurable impact of pioneering and innovative efforts across PA education at state, national, and/or international level(s)

Evidence of service in leadership roles in all of the following areas:

  • Institutional
  • Local and State
  • National and/or International

Regarded as an exceptional mentor and role model by professional colleagues

Consistent record of advocacy for the PA profession and dedication to furthering PA education (e.g., influence legislation)

  • Advocacy for the PA profession (e.g., workforce, legislative efforts, promoting visibility)
  • Advocacy for PA education (e.g., legislative efforts, interprofessional collaboration)

REQUIREMENTS AND MATERIALS

NOMINATION LETTER

  • A nomination letter must describe and elaborate in detail upon how the award criteria were met

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

  • A minimum of 12 letters of support must be sent and are expected to address the author’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee with relation to all of the award criteria

CURRICULUM VITAE/RESUME

  • Nominee’s complete CV or resume
NOMINATE NOW
RECOGNITION

  • Lifetime complimentary PAEA Education Forum registration
  • Lifetime complimentary PAEA member registration
  • Complimentary travel to the 2017 Education Forum and two-nights’ hotel stay
  • Crystal award
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Education Forum Award Ceremony
  • Induction into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

  • 2016 – Don Pedersen, University of Utah
  • 2015 – Ruth Ballweg, MEDEX Northwest