SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
14 April 2016
Volume 17 Issue 4

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Submit a Nomination for the Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award

Lawrence Barnthouse and Emma Lavoie, SETAC Global Awards Committee

SETAC sponsors meetings and workshops, publishes two outstanding scientific journals and provides a variety educational opportunities and other services for its members; but none of this happens automatically. SETAC exists and is successful because of the many volunteer hours of work put in by the members themselves. A lot of this is pretty unglamorous – serving on committees, organizing annual meeting sessions, raising funds, chairing advisory groups, etc.

The Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award was established to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to SETAC’s success through hard work and dedication to the many “behind-the-scenes” activities necessary to support the society’s mission.

Past Award Winners

  • Joke van Wensem, 2015
  • William E. Bishop, 2014
  • George Cobb, 2013
  • Michael McLaughlin, 2012
  • William Goodfellow, 2011
  • Ellen Mihaich, 2010
  • Philip Howard, 2009
  • Watze de Wolf, 2008
  • Fred Heimbach, 2007
  • Graeme Batley, 2006
  • Lorraine Maltby, 2005
  • Paul M. Merhle, 2004
  • Joseph Gorsuch, 2003
  • Teresa Norberg-King, 2002
  • Kenneth Dickson, 2001
  • Charles Pittinger, 2000

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized? If you do, now is the time to act. Nominations for the 2016 Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award are now open. Candidates must be members of the society, and nominations may be made by the candidate or by any past or present SETAC member. An application package must be submitted electronically to Laura Swanson at the SETAC North America Office by 6 May. The application package must contain all of the following material in order to be considered for the award:

  1. Letter of nomination
  2. A curriculum vitae (5 pages maximum)
  3. Documentation of service to the society
  4. Three letters of recommendation. Each letter should provide explanation for eligibility and details of how candidate excels among colleagues with regard to duration and extent of service to SETAC
  5. A high-resolution photo

Applications submitted by mail or fax will NOT be accepted. The winner will be announced at the 7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting, which will be held from 6–10 November in Orlando, Florida.

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