Awards & Recognition
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Each year, AFA recognizes outstanding contributions by our members/colleagues in twelve different categories. Those categories are listed below. The awards presented at the Closing Banquet are the Dr. Robert H. Shaffer, Jack L. Anson, Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Awards, and the Dr. Kent L. Gardner Award. All other awards are presented at the AFA/AFA Foundation Recognition Luncheon.

 

Previous Winners

 

Nomination Instructions

2020 award nominations will open in the summer of 2020. Although we are not yet accepting applications, please review the 10 Tips for an Outstanding Nomination to plan ahead.

Individual Awards
  • Dr. Kent L. Gardner Award
  • Jack L. Anson Award
  • Dr. Robert H. Shaffer Award
  • Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Awards
  • Gayle Webb New Professional Award
  • S. Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award (nominations will be solicited from all volunteers in August)
Institution and Organization Awards
  • AFA/CoHEASAP Award for Outstanding Alcohol/Drug Prevention Program
  • Diversity and Social Justice Initiative Award
  • Excellence in Educational Programming Award
    • AFA Affiliate Member
    • College/University
    • Inter/National Fraternity/Sorority
  • Outstanding Change Initiative Award
Publication Awards
  • Essentials Award
    Established in 2008, the Essentials award seeks to recognize an author or authors who have written an article that is thought provoking, enlightening, and provides relevant and practical ideas to AFA members. To be eligible, articles must be original work and not previously published, must be based on sound professional practice and/or research, and must have been published in Essentials between Fall 2019 and Summer 2020. If you would like to nominate an article, please contact Andrea Starks-Corbin, AFA director of marketing & communications.
  • Perspectives Awards
    Established in 1988, the Perspectives award seeks to recognize those who have written thought provoking articles that are educational and enlightening to the AFA membership. To be eligible, articles must be original work and not previously published, must demonstrate evidence of research and should include relevant and practical ideas to Association members that support the advancement of the fraternal movement, and must have been published in Perspectives between Fall 2019 and Summer 2020. If you would like to nominate an article, please contact Andrea Starks-Corbin, AFA director of marketing & communications.
  • Dr. Charles Eberly Oracle Award
    Established in 2006, the Dr. Charles Eberly Oracle award seeks to recognize the outstanding written contributions to Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors during the past academic year (September - August). Submissions should demonstrate evidence of research and should include relevant and practical ideas to Association members that support the advancement of research within the fraternal movement. If you would like to nominate a manuscript, please contact Andrea Starks-Corbin, AFA director of marketing & communications.


Please contact Jenna Martin Pendry, 2020 awards & recognition committee chair, with any questions.

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