Candidates must submit a brief biography including accomplishments and accolades within the industry and the reason they are being nominated. Some criteria to consider as an example:
- Candidate has actively participated in meetings and other functions of the Association. Candidate has also demonstrated service to the Association through one or more of the following:
- Service/contributions/accomplishments at an regional or national level
- Service/contributions/accomplishments as a Member of an official NAEP Committee, Program, or Regional Committee, etc.
- Service/contributions/accomplishments as a Member of an official NAEP Educational program or special project
- Authorship of a publication, article, or presentation at an NAEP Annual Meeting or educational program.
- Other voluntary contributions of time, effort, resources, and leadership abilities to promote and enhance NAEP and the educational procurement profession.
- Other Considerations: Networking / social activities that allow young professionals to meet other young professionals; taking a leadership role in their jobs, community or Association; career development activities that may include receiving purchasing designations, attending the NAEP Procurement Academy, volunteering for an RFP Bid Team, etc.; promoting procurement on campus to customers to enhance service and increase procurement’s influence.
Note: Up to a maximum of three awards may be given annually as decided by the Awards Committee.
A nominee must be, or have been, an active employee of a current Member Institution of the National Association of Educational Procurement and not a current Member of the Association’s Board of Directors.