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TrophyThe Eugene Kenaga Award was created in 2003 by SETAC to honor the many contributions of Eugene Kenaga, one of the founders and the first president of SETAC. This award will be presented annually to a member of SETAC who has been instrumental in the developing of and working with the Society’s membership at either the national or the chapter level. The recipient will have contributed at the national or chapter level toward the improvement of the services SETAC offers to members through activities such as short course offerings and workshops, committee representation, and meeting/session  organization at the annual conference; will have enhanced growth of SETAC membership; or will have provided leadership for members either at the chapter or national level. To qualify for this award, the recipient must have been a SETAC member in good standing for at least five years and been active in volunteering their time on matters that relate to the Society’s membership.

Eligibility

To qualify for this award, the recipient must:

  • Be a current SETAC member in good standing for a 5 year period prior to reeving the award;
  • Reside within the North America Geographic Unit of SETAC;
  • Recognized for their efforts related to membership in one or more of the following areas: improving the types of services SETAC offers members (e.g., courses, workshops at the chapter level), enhancing the growth of SETAC membership, and/or providing leadership for members at either the chapter or the national level.

Application Instructions

The application package must contain all of the material requested to be considered for the award.

  • Letter of nomination (two (2) pages maximum) – This letter is provided by a SETAC member who is familiar with the contributions the nominee has made, and how they are recognized for their efforts related to membership in one or more of the following areas: improving the types of services SETAC offers members (e.g., courses, workshops at the chapter level), enhancing the growth of SETAC membership, and/or providing leadership for members at either the chapter or the national level. This letter describes the contributions of the nominee and should describe the nominee’s work and how it is aligned with the Award’s purpose, eligibility, and/or criteria of the award;
  • Biographical sketch – A brief (3000 characters or fewer) bio that focuses on the award criteria. Please do not include a list of publications;
  • Two (2) letters of support from individuals who are SETAC members and familiar with the contributions the nominee has made and can provide specifics on the nominee’s contributions at the national or chapter level toward the improvement of the services SETAC offers. These letters must indicate how the individual has contributed to the SETAC membership in one or more of the following areas: improving the types of services SETAC offers members (e.g., courses, workshops at the chapter level), enhancing the growth of SETAC membership, and/or providing leadership for members at either the chapter or the national level. Each letter should be no more than two (2) pages and contain information not given in the letter of nomination. The support letters should clearly describe the impact of the nominee’s work that aligns with the effort with the Award’s purpose, eligibility and/or criteria;
  • Citation (50 words or fewer) – Include a suggested citation that can be inscribed on the award and used to summarize the accomplishment (e.g., for his or her outstanding accomplishment).

Selection Process

The SETAC North America Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee for Professional Awards will evaluate nominations.

Award Procedure

The winner will be announced at the SETAC North America annual meeting. Registration fees for the recipient will be waived, and one-year membership will be waived by the Society in recognition of the individual’s contributions. Once an individual is nominated, that nomination will remain in effect for a period of three years, provided the individual has not received the award.

For further information, contact Laura Swanson.