Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter Awards Information

Award Guidelines

Alpha Eta members receiving the Richard E. Davis award display the attitude and philosophy of a leader along with behaviors demonstrating sincerity, integrity, and candor in all actions in their field of expertise. Award recipients must also demonstrate achievement in Leadership, Scholarship, or Service.

We would like to encourage our Alpha Eta membership to submit nominations to recognize their outstanding achievements.   For more information, see our Award Policy and Procedures

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Award Criteria

Alpha Eta members can nominate themselves or other Alpha Eta members.  Nominees must have been a Chapter member for at least one year.    Nominations must be based on achievements acquired after chapter induction and after award received in previous year, if applicable.  Nominations will open on January 1st and close on January 31st.

One award winner is chosen for each category (Leadership, Scholarship and Service).  Please make clear reference to the following criteria when submitting your nomination.  Questions regarding awards should be directed to Catherine Peirce, PhD, OTR/L

Leadership (a minimum of 4 must be satisfied)

  1. Holds a management/leadership position in the field of expertise/place of employment
  2. Recognized by peers as a leader or visionary in field of expertise
  3. Holds a board member position on local, regional, state, national and/or international committees
  4. Recognized for having a positive impact on peers and/or field of expertise
  5. Recognized for helping others learn through teaching, training, and coaching
  6. Orchestrates the many activities that take place throughout an organization by providing a view of the future and the ability to obtain it

Individuals receiving this award may also demonstrate leadership through the following:

Scholarship (a minimum of 3 must be satisfied)

  1. Acceptance or publications in refereed professional journal including but not limited to research articles, review article, abstracts, editorials
  2. Non-compensated (beyond costs incurred for the event, i.e. expenses) poster presentation (or acceptance) of original research at refereed state, regional, national, or international meetings - or
  3. Non-compensated (beyond costs incurred for the event, i.e. expenses) platform presentation (or acceptance) at refereed state, regional, national, or international meetings
  4. Reviewer for professional journals, professional texts, or books, chapters for professional textbooks, formal presentations

Individuals receiving this award may also demonstrate scholarship through the following:

Service (a minimum of 3 must be satisfied)

  1. Holds membership in professional organizations at local, state, regional, national or international level
  2. Participates in community projects that benefit the community
  3. Acts as an advisor/mentor to younger healthcare professionals
  4. Utilizes professional abilities for the community's benefit

Individuals receiving this award may also demonstrate service through the following: