Each year at the CUCCOA National Conference, three unique awards are presented to three outstanding members of CUCCOA. This is an opportunity for us to recognize the exceptional efforts of our colleagues, and to inspire all members to put our best foot forward at each of our home institutions!

Please have a read through the award descriptions below. It is quick and easy to nominate someone, so if one, two or even all three sound like someone you know, nominate them today!

Deadline for Submissions is September 1 2020.

Please see the link below for the Award Application.

 Nomination Categories are as follows:

Award of Excellence & Leadership – a peer or self nomination based award

The CUCCOA Award of Excellence & Leadership is awarded to an individual, who has demonstrated a high level of commitment and outstanding leadership in the field of conferencing at their institution, and/or with the CUCCOA association. The recipient will be a member in good standing with CUCCOA, whose accomplishments include attendance and participation in the association, including mentoring new members, providing list serve feedback, leading a session for peers, and overall outstanding contributions to the membership and growth of CUCCOA.


Rising Star – a peer nomination based award

The CUCCOA Rising Star Award is awarded to a member who exhibits exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to the association, the profession, their institution and/or department. This is a nomination based award. Nominations can be made by a colleague, supervisor or fellow CUCCOA member. Nominees must have been members (either primary or supplemental) in good standing with CUCCOA for between 1 and 5 years whose accomplishments include:

  • Outstanding work and professional activities
  • Active participation in CUCCOA activities on the regional or national level
  • Development of notable innovations on the job
  • A demonstration of leadership, ambition, innovation, creativity, determination and energy in the fulfillment of their job duties and service to their clients

Nominations for the CUCCOA Rising Star Award should be accompanied by a written description outlining what makes the nominee a rising star.


Members Choice Award - a peer or self nomination based award

The CUCCOA Members Choice Award is an open award category for members to recognize themselves or colleagues for outstanding work. The recipient will be a member in good standing with CUCCOA. Some ideas may include an award for a dynamic marketing piece, successful FAM program, new business initiative, or something else that has contributed to the success of the institution or association.



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