Call For Annual Award Nominations

VACAS:  2013-2014 CALL for ANNUAL AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

  • All award nominations must be received by October 1, 2014
  • Send a brief nomination electronic letter and/or CV/resume/website w/ justification to:

o   VACAS President:  Susan Tomasovic stomasov@gmu.edu

 

TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

The Virginia Secondary School Speech Communication Teacher of the Year honor will be given annually to a teacher in the Commonwealth of VA.   The award recognizes a person who meets the following criteria:

 

(a)  The nominee is certified to teach speech communication in a secondary school in the Commonwealth of

Virginia and is currently teaching a course generally included in the speech communication discipline;

 

(b)  The nominee engages in an active program in the speech communication discipline;

 

(c)  The nominee has been judged an effective teacher by his/her superiors, peers and students;

 

(d)  The nominee generates favorable publicity for the program he/she has developed.

 

Any principal, assistant principal, department chairperson or other school official may nominate a secondary school teacher to receive this award. The recipient will be selected by a committee of three (3), as appointed by the President

 

DISTINGUISHED COMMUNICATOR AWARD

 

Given annually by VACAS to a resident or an organization of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

(a)  The award recognizes a person who, or an organization which, has fostered, encouraged, or facilitated free

and responsible communication on professional, educational, or humanitarian levels.

 

(b)  The recipient will serve as exemplar of peaceful and articulate expression by any appropriate means of

 

Any member of VACAS may nominate a person or organization to receive this award. Nominations should be submitted in writing.  Nominations should relate the accomplishments or qualifications of the proposed recipient. The recipient will be selected from among the nominees by either a committee appointed by the President or by the Board of Directors sitting as a whole.

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

 

Given by VACAS to any current or former member of VACAS who has served VACAS with distinction.

 

Any member of VACAS may nominate any current or former member to receive this award at any time during the year. Nominations should relate the accomplishments or qualifications of the proposed recipient. The recipient will be selected from among the nominees by either a committee appointed by the President, or the Board of Directors sitting as a whole.