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Nominations being accepted for the 2017 EARL REUM AWARD

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

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Earl Reum: Speaker, Educator, Mentor

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Jim Finnemeyer
NAWD Executive Director

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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

It is recommended that an applicant/nominee for the Earl Reum Award should have previously attended a NAWD/NCSA Conference. A past regional Earl Reum Award winner must wait 5 years before applying for the regional award again - CLICK HERE to view a list of recent Regional Earl Reum Award winners. 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, TX

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

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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
  • Former national winners of the Earl Reum Award or the Workshop Director of the Year Award are not eligible.


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