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SoACE | Call for Award Nominations 2021

Please help us recognize deserving members by nominating them to receive a 2021 SoACE Service Award. SoACE has available an array of awards to recognize the contributions of individual members to the association. Nominations for the following awards are currently being accepted:

  • Founders Award
  • Southern Star Award
  • New Professional Award
  • Graduate Student of the Year Award (NEW!)
  • Imaginative Spirit Award
  • Champion of Diversity Award
  • Mosaic Award
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership
  • Servant Leader Award

Nominations will be accepted until October 6, 2021.

We are seeking nominations for all SoACE Service Awards. Descriptions and qualifications are available at the Honors and Recognition section of the SoACE Website - Honors and Awards page.

The SoACE Awards Nominations Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Jessica Cates (President), Texas Christian University
  • V'Rhaniku Haynes (President-Elect), University of Central Florida
  • Erica Lake (Past President), University of South Carolina
  • Alicia Smyth, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Tiffany Johnson, Arkansas State University
  • Samene Randolph, Purdue Global University


On the following pages, there are sections for the nominator's information and descriptions of the SoACE Awards for which nominations are being sought. Following each description, there is space for the nomination information for that award.

Only one nomination per award is possible on this form. However, you may return to this link as many times as you like, and submit as many forms as you like, to nominate multiple persons for an individual award. You are not required to submit a nomination for each open position or award -- you may leave any of the nominations blank that you wish.

We thank you in advance and encourage you to participate in this very important process. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the SoACE Office and we will ensure that your questions are addressed.