NSSLHA Chapter Advisor Honors

The NSSLHA Chapter Advisor awards recognize outstanding National NSSLHA Chapter Advisors who engage students in a way that supports NSSLHA’s mission to inspire, empower, and support students in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to engage in leadership opportunities, grow professionally, and excel in their future careers.

Beginning with the 2016–2017 academic year, the NSSLHA Executive Council will award:

  • one Making Waves Award, given to an outstanding National NSSLHA Chapter Advisor who has been an advisor between 1–4 years, as of the application date;
  • one Continued Commitment Award, given to an outstanding National NSSLHA Chapter Advisor who has been an advisor for at least 5 years, as of the application date.

Eligibility

Making Waves Chapter Advisor Award

  • Be an ASHA certified member in good standing
  • Be the advisor of a certified national NSSLHA chapter
  • Have been the advisor of the nominating chapter for at least one year, as of the application date
  • Not have received a Chapter Advisor Honor Award in the past three years

Continued Commitment Chapter Advisor Award

  • Be an ASHA certified member in good standing
  • Be the advisor of a  certified national NSSLHA chapter
  • Have been the advisor of the nominating chapter for at least five years, as of the application date
  • Not have received a Chapter Advisor Honor Award in the past three years

Nomination Process

Nominations will be accepted online from February 1 through May 1 at noon, Eastern time. Nominations for the Chapter Advisor Honors may be received from:

  • National NSSLHA members;
  • chapter advisors and/or co-advisors of a local chapter in good standing with National NSSLHA.

Requirements

Nominations require one letter of recommendation (up to 500 words) that includes descriptions and examples about how the nominee:

  • provides consistent and measurable* service to students and the chapter;
  • encourages student leadership and engagement, and why the nominee deserves to be recognized for his or her contributions to the local chapter and National NSSLHA;
  • is involved in at least one chapter activity (e.g., fundraising, community engagement);
  • demonstrates National NSSLHA's core values.

* 'Measurable' means there is evidence that supports the candidate's impact on students and/or the professions.

Submit supporting documents (images, PDFs, articles, links) with the online application.

Recognition

Recipients of each Chapter Advisor award receives:

  • a plaque;
  • recognition at a NSSLHA event at the ASHA Convention.

Notification

Submissions are reviewed by National NSSLHA staff to confirm eligibility. The Executive Council will select one recipient for each award. National NSSLHA staff will notify recipients in May.

Past Recipients

View a list of past recipients of the Chapter Advisor Honors awards.