New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence

2020 Award Recipient

Sara Lolar, Wayne State University 

Award Information

This award recognizes a program faculty member with three or fewer years of service who has made noteworthy contributions to PA education. The deadline to submit your nominations is May 20.


Nominees must demonstrate outstanding contributions in a minimum of one of the following areas:

  • Teaching, which may include classroom, laboratory instruction, or course development
  • Scholarship, which may include grant writing, research, publications, presentations, or other scholarly and creative activities
  • Administration, which may include general administration, planning, development, or evaluation activities
  • Professional service, which may include service on committees at the program, community, state, or national level and which represents or promotes the PA profession

Requirements and materials


  • Employed at least half-time at the time of nomination (0.5 FTE) at a PAEA member program and for a maximum of three or fewer cumulative years in PA education. All years do not have to be at the same program.


  • Nomination letter describing in detail how the award criteria were met, including evidence of performance above and beyond the nominee’s job description


  • Two letters of support addressing the author’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee with relation to one or more of the award criteria


  • Nominee’s complete CV or resume


  • Complimentary 2020 PAEA Education Forum registration
  • Crystal award
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Forum Awards Ceremony