Submission Information

GSHA Honors and Awards

Procedures for Nominations:
Nominations may be made by any GSHA member. All nominees must be current members of GSHA, and meet the criteria for the award for which the nomination is being made. Criteria and submission procedures for each Award and Honor is located in the Executive Leadership Manual (pages 44-47)A letter of support written by the member making the nomination, indicating in detail how nominee meets the criteria for selection must be submitted electronically to Past-President, Jill Barton jillslp@bellsouth.netChair of the Honors and Awards Board, no later than 12/15. Additional letters of support may also be submitted.

The Association shall honor deserving individuals with designated Association awards at the Annual Convention. The Past-President shall chair the Honors and Awards Board and coordinate the Honors and Awards Ceremony with the convention committee. The chairs of the following committees shall serve as members: Membership, Student Affairs, Schools, Healthcare and Private Practice, and Higher Education. The Honors and Awards Board will present a slate of award recipients to the Executive Council for approval prior to granting the awards.

A timeline shall be implemented as follows:

  • October 15:        Solicitation of nominees from GSHA membership (E-News, website, etc.)
  • December 15:   Nominations closed
  • No later than January 31:   Honors and Awards Board meeting to select awardees
  • January 31:   Names of awardees presented to Executive Director following Honors and Awards Board meeting; plaques and certificates ordered/prepared
  • January 31:   Program printed
  • February 1 or 2 weeks prior to convention:    Awardees notified and asked to submit vita and portrait photo to Executive Director
  • February 1, or 2 weeks prior to convention:   Student volunteers solicited to serve as greeters and to hand out programs at ceremony