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APS Outstanding Volunteer Award

Nominations for the 2019 award are now closed. ​

The APS Councilors-at-Large want you to nominate volunteers who go beyond the standard effort for the 2019 APS Outstanding Volunteer Award. This is your opportunity to honor an APS member for the hard work they do for our society. Do you know of a committee chair that made things happen and the committee accomplished its goals? How about someone who started a group that didn’t previously exist but was needed by the APS membership?

The Outstanding Volunteer Award​ recognizes members for excellent service in furthering the mission of APS through their volunteer efforts. These volunteers are the lifeblood of our society; they keep members informed and manage the details so the rest of us don't even have to think about it. It's time for you to tell us who these individuals are so APS can show them our appreciation. Don't let them go unnoticed!

Nominating Procedure

To make your nomination, simply send a nomination letter to the attention of the APS Councilor-at-Large Peter Sande Ojiambo ( with "APS Outstanding Volunteer Award" in the subject line by June 17, 2019. Only APS members are eligible.

The nomination letter should be saved as a .pdf document and should be no more than one page. In the letter, include a description of your nominee’s recent volunteer activities (within the last five years) and how the nominee excelled in the quality, timeliness, and/or scope of these activities. Please note that current council members of APS are not eligible for this award, and senior editors are not eligible in their area of responsibility.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Councilors-at Large. More than one award may be given annually. The recipient(s) will receive an APS plaque and will be honored during the 2019​ APS Annual Meeting by the current APS President.  If you have any questions, please contact Peter Sande Ojiambo.

Outstanding Volunteer Awardees by Year

2019 - J.P.​ Dundore-Arias

2018 - Christopher M. Wallis

2017 - Darin Eastburn and Renee Rioux

2016 - Monica Elliott and Thomas Mitchell

2015 - Maya C. Hayslett and Anissa M. Poleatewich

2013 - Scott Adkins

2012 - Gary Peterson

2010 – Michelle Moyer and Dija Selimi

2007 – Dick Stuckey

2006 – Scott Gold and Gretchen Kuldau

2005 – Joyce Loper and Don White