Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 20-22, 2018

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February 2018 Reumors!

THANK YOU for coming to Spokane for NCSA 2017!

CLICK HERE to go to the 2017 Conference Page - handouts from Workshops, Meet the Pros, Hall of Ideas now available!

CLICK HERE to view this year's Parade Of Ideas!

Interested in SPEAKING at our National Conference on Student Activities? CLICK HERE for our Speaker Application!

Dr. Earl Reum (1931-2010)
Founder of NAWD, inspiration for student leaders & advisors...

Visit our Earl Reum tribute site at www.EarlReum.com

Earl Reum: Speaker, Educator, Mentor

to watch...

Jim Finnemeyer
NAWD Executive Director

Contact Jim with questions or comments about NAWD at

How to Nominate Someone

In order to be eligible for nomination, a candidates for the Earl Reum Award must be a member of NAWD and should be in attendance for the National Conference on Student Activities in December.

While other awards are based on services to students, the Earl Reum Award was designed to recognize individuals for their work with adults. Leadership education for students is important, but this award recognizes those who train the trainers of those students. The nominee should also be someone who...

  • Encourages and inspires others in the field of student leadership
  • Enthusiastically shares their experience and expertise through presentations to adults
  • Promotes, facilitates, or creates opportunities for adults to receive information to share with their students
  • Is instrumental in student leadership training
  • Promotes student leadership within their state and/or at the national level

The following limitations shall apply regarding the nomination of individuals to be considered for Regional and National Earl Reum Awards:

  • It is recommended that an nominee for the Earl Reum Award should have previously attended a NAWD/NCSA Conference.
  • An individual may not be nominated until the third year after he or she received his or her most recent Regional Earl Reum Award. For example, someone who received their most recent Regional Earl Reum Award in 2015 or earlier can become a nominee in 2018. CLICK HERE to view a list of recent Regional Earl Reum Award winners.
  • No individual may be nominated in two consecutive years, regardless of whether he or she received a Regional Earl Reum Award.
  • A past national Earl Reum Award winner is no longer eligible for consideration.

We ask that you help us reach our goal of having a nominee from each of the eight regions listed below:

  • Region 1 - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
  • Region 2 - DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
  • Region 3 - DC, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA
  • Region 4 - MI, MN, ND, SD, WI, WY
  • Region 5 - IA, IL, IN,  NE, OH, WV
  • Region 6 - AR, AZ, CO, KS, MO, OK, NM
  • Region 7 - AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Region 8 - AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, PR, TX

Please click on one of the links below to view and print out a nomination form...

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Microsoft Word
DOCX format
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For those of you that need to view a conference history to recall some years and places, please CLICK HERE

Please note that you will need either Adobe Reader or Microsoft Word to view and print out these forms. If you do not have either of these programs on your computer, you can click on the icons above to download either Adobe Reader or Word Viewer for FREE.

Either the nominator or the nominee must complete the information on the official nomination form. You may attach ONE letter of recommendation to the nomination form. Please return the completed form and a photo of the nominee postmarked by the indicated deadline to:

NAWD c/o Jim Finnemeyer
224 Oak Park Road
Hatfield, PA 19440

Additional submission instructions:

  • On a separate sheet please send the applicant's Social Security Number and ring size. 
  • Please also e-mail the completed application (Word or PDF) and a photo of the nominee to Jim Finnemeyer at finnemeyer@nawd.com.
  • Former national winners of the Earl Reum Award or the Workshop Director of the Year Award are not eligible.


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The Alliance for Student Activities

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