The award shall be presented to the person judged to have made the greatest contribution to the support and/or promotion of communication centers, the Communication Centers section of the National Communication Association, and the profession during her or his career. Considerations include demonstrated dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and appreciation of diversity. The person must be a member in good standing of the Communication Centers section of NCA. Self-nominations are encouraged.
The nominator should send a letter of nomination stating why the person should be recognized for distinguished service to Communication Centers. Additionally, the nominator should be prepared to gather additional information if needed (due to multiple nominations or need for clarification).
Nominations must be submitted by September 1st of the award-granting year. The recipient will be chosen by a committee consisting of current officers of the Communication Centers section (past chair, chair, vice-chair, vice-chair elect). The award will be presented at the NCA convention, and reported at the NACC conference.