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NOMINATION Materials

    The nomination period for 2018 is now closed.

    Both the nominator and the nominee must be members of NAEE. Anyone involved in economic education can nominate if they are a member of the organization, and any individual nominated can be considered if they are members or join the organization.

    Nominations will be held for consideration for three years. If a nominee is not selected the first year, he/she will automatically be considered for the same award during the next two years.

    Nomination Form

HOW TO NOMINATE

1. Before nominating an individual, please ask his/her permission, make sure she/he is a current NAEE member, and request a current vita in electronic format. The vita should be five pages or less and should focus on the criteria for the relevant award.

2. Please begin by looking over the online form the Awards Committee now uses for nominations. Use your review of this form to develop the electronic materials you will need for the nomination. Please submit all materials associated with the nomination at the same time. The following information  is needed:
Single "page" nomination narrative that you can copy and paste into the form.
Name, title, and affiliation of nominee
Address, phone number and email address of nominee
Name, title, and affiliation of person submitting nomination
Address, phone number and email address of person submitting nomination
A letter of nomination from the primary nominator
One letter (doc or pdf), with a maximum of two additional optional letters supporting the nomination
Nominee's vita, up to five pages and should focus on the criteria for the relevant award.

3. The nominating letter and support letters should provide specific information regarding the nominee's accomplishments in economic education relevant to the specific award. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please upload the vita and up to three nominating letters into the form links (at the end), although if these are combined into one file, you may upload that in the vita field.

James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award

Nomination Form

2017
William Bosshardt

The James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award is presented by the National Association of Economic Educators to an economic educator who has been unusually successful at developing teachers of economics, and beyond that, someone who has inspired these teachers to also be advocates, recruiting other teachers into the economics fold. This economic educator, in the spirit of the award's namesake, multiplied the number of teachers, who further multiplied the number of students impacted by economics. The James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award will be presented at the NAEE professional development meeting or at the annual NAEE meeting.

CRITERIA
Applications should put forward an economic educator who has been unusually successful at developing teachers of economics, and beyond that, someone who has inspired these teachers to also be advocates, recruiting other teachers into the economics fold.
1. Active role in economic education programming.
2. Innovative economic education program development.
3. Enhancement of economic education through program delivery and service.
4. Dedication and commitment to economic education.
5. Continuing involvement and length of service in economic education.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Individuals currently or previously affiliated with the National Council\NAEE network, including Council, Center and/or Field Directors; Presidents and other staff officers; Federal Reserve Economic Education Specialists, as well as individuals serving in related capacities.
2. Economic educators who have not been granted this award in the last five years.
3. Economic educators who are not currently serving as members of the NAEE Awards Committee or the NAEE Executive Committee.

James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Previous Winners

2015 James O'Neill
2016 Bonnie Meszaros
2017 William Bosshardt

Bessie B. Moore Service Award

Nomination Form

2017
Lynn Stover

The Bessie B. Moore Service Award is designed to recognize individuals who are, or have been, affiliated with the CEE/NAEE organizations, and whose outstanding and dedicated service has had a significant impact on the delivery and enhancement of economic education. As one of our foremost economic educators, Moore organized and conducted economic education programs that gained board and community support, operated on a sound financial basis, reached virtually all Arkansas schools and attained national recognition for teacher curriculum projects. The Arkansas program, under her leadership and skillful management, became a model for other states.

CRITERIA
Economic Educators provide service to their constituents in a variety of ways because of the diversity of responsibilities and employment circumstances. The following criteria include some of the types of services that may be performed; however, the list is not exhaustive. Furthermore, it is not assumed that every nominee will meet all criteria.
1. Active role in economic education programming.
2. Innovative economic education program development.
3. Enhancement of economic education through program delivery and service.
4. Dedication and commitment to economic education.
5. Continuing involvement and length of service in economic education.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Individuals currently or previously affiliated with the National Council\NAEE network, including Council, Center and/or Field Directors; Presidents and other staff officers; and certified EconomicsAmerica trainers and coordinators as well as individuals serving in related capacities.
2. Economic educators who have not been granted this award in the last five years.

Bessie B. Moore Service Award Previous Winners

1987 Sanford Gordon
1988 Judith Brenneke
1989 Emerson Hazlett
1990 Bob Reinke
1991 James O'Neill
1992 Polly Jackson
1993 Sarapage McCorkle
1994 Bonnie Meszaros
1995 Abbejean Kehler
1996 John Morton


1997 Peter Moore
1998 Mary Suiter
1999 Kim Sosin
2000 Joanne Dempsey
2001 Martha Hopkins
2002 Curt L. Anderson
2003 Suzanne Gallagher
2004 Tom McKinnon
2005 Barbara Phipps
2006 Steven L. Cobb


2007 Nancy A. Lang
2008 James Dick
2009 Donna K. Wright
2010 Gary Stone
2011 Jim Charkins
2012 Andrew Hill
2013 Barbara Flowers
2014 William Bosshardt
2015 Barbara Emery
2016 Marsha Masters
2017 Lynn Stover

Henry H. Villard Research Award

Nomination Form

2017
Cynthia Harter

The Henry H. Villard Research Award was established to encourage and recognize outstanding contributions in economic education research. As a faculty member at City University in New York, Villard was co-founder and first editor of The Journal for Economic Education. His contributions to early research in the discipline were notable and set the tone and pace for later research. The NAEE Research Committee makes a recommendation for the recipient of this award.

CRITERIA
Recognizing that a cluster of contributions to published research in a focused way may be equal to that of one outstanding piece, this award allows a broad application of the following criteria:
1. Relevant research in economic education with either a broad or specific intent
2. Research timeliness that may vary depending on whether the research involves current issues, historical relevance or a cluster of studies.
3. The research design will be judged on the soundness of the study and measured against generally accepted research designs in economics and education.
4. Findings, conclusions and presentations of the report will be judged on the basis of treatment of the data, analysis and presentation of the report(s).

ELIGIBILITY
1. Individuals currently or previously affiliated with the National Council\NAEE network, including Council, Center and/or Field Directors; Presidents and other staff officers; and Certified EconomicsAmerica trainers and coordinators as well as individuals serving in related capacities.
2. Economic educators who have not been granted this award in the last five years.

Henry H. Villard Research Award Previous Winners

1986 Phil Saunders
1987 William Becker
1988 William Walstad
1989 (no award given)
1990 John Siegfried
1991 John Soper
1992 Michael Watts
1993 Marilyn Kourilsky
1994 Keith Lumsden
1995 Peter Kennedy
1996 Rendig Fels
1997 William Baumol


1998 Robin Bartlett
1999 John F. Chizmar
2000 W. Lee Hansen
2001 Michael Salemi
2002 Kim Sosin
2003 Jane Lopus
2004 William Bosshardt
2005 Paul Grimes
2006 (not awarded)
2007 Mark C. Schug
2008 Stephen Buckles
2009 KimMarie McGoldrick


2010 David Colander
2011 --
2012 Sam Allgood
2013 John Swinton
2014 --
2015 Kenneth Rebeck
2016 William Wood
2017 Cynthia Harter

John C. Shramm Leadership Award

Nomination Form

2017
Sue Owens

The John C. Shramm Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals who are, or have been, affiliated with the CEE/NAEE network, and whose leadership has had an extraordinary, positive impact at both the state and national levels. As director of the Kazanjian Foundation and the Kazanjian Awards Program (later sponsored by the International Paper Foundation), Schramm provided national leadership in economic education that serves as a model for the network.

CRITERIA
Economic educators exhibit leadership in a variety of ways because of the diversity of responsibilities and employment circumstances. The following criteria suggest leadership characteristics that should be demonstrated in one or more of these situations and circumstances; however, the list is not exhaustive. Furthermore, it is not assumed that every nominee will meet all criteria.
1. Active leadership in economic education at the state and national level.
2. The efficient use of resources to achieve sound educational results.
3. A long-term commitment to quality economic education.
4. Successful involvement in the larger community in expanding the role of economic education, such as utilizing financial commitments to support cooperative efforts on a continuing basis, classroom participation and other economic education activities.
5. Establishing programs which increase both the quality and quantity of economic education and economic educators.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Individuals currently or previously affiliated with the National Council\NAEE network, including Council, Center and/or Field Directors; Presidents and other staff officers; and Certified EconomicsAmerica trainers and coordinators as well as individuals serving in related capacities.
2. Economic educators who have not been granted this award in the last five years.

John C. Shramm Leadership Award Previous Winners

1986 George Dawson
1987 Marilyn Kourilsky
1988 Steve Buckles
1989 Calvin Kent
1990 Michael MacDowell
1991 Peter Harrington
1992 David Martin
1993 (no award given)
1994 DeVon Yoho
1995 S. Stowell Symmes
1996 Robert Highsmith



1997 Art Welch
1998 Mark Schug
1999 Robert F. Smith
2000 Donald R. Wentworth
2001 Patricia Elder
2002 Gail A. Tamaribuchi
2003 Carol Jarvis
2004 Mary Lynn Reiser
2005 John Morton
2006 James B. O'Neill
2007 Harlan R. Day


2008 Jane S. Lopus
2009 George Vredeveld
2010 Rob Clinton
2011 Don R. Leet
2012 (not awarded)
2013 Claudia Parliament
2014 Bonnie Meszaros
2015 Joanne Dempsey
2016 Mary Ann Hewitt
2017 Sue Owens

Patricia Elder International Award

Nomination Form

2017
Joanne Dempsey

The Patricia Elder International Award, renamed in 2010 for long-time international specialist for CEE, Patty Elder, is designed to recognize individuals whose outstanding and dedicated service and leadership have had a significant impact on the delivery or enhancement of economic education throughout the world.

CRITERIA
Economic educators provide service to their constituents in a variety of ways because of the diversity of responsibilities and employment circumstances. The following criteria include some of the types of service that may be performed; however the list is not exhaustive. Furthermore, it is not assumed that every nominee will meet all criteria.
1. Active role in international economic education programming.
2. Innovative international economic education program development.
3. Enhancement of international economic education through program delivery and service.
4. Dedication and commitment to international economic education.
5. Involved in the creative process of curriculum development.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Individuals currently or previously engaged in the delivery of international economic education regardless of their affiliation with CEE/NAEE network.
2. Economic educators who have not been granted this award in the last five years.

Patricia Elder International Award Previous Winners

2001 Michael Watts
2002 William Walstad
2003 Vladimir Melnyk
2004 Michio Yamaoka
2005 Marie Wilson
2006 Patricia Elder


2007 Paul and Maria Lacatus
2008 Claudia Parliament
2009 Elena Reshetnyak
2010 Bonnie Meszaros and Mary Suiter
2011 Jim J. Grunloh
2012 Elzmarie Oosthuizen


2013 John Brock
2014 Yoshi Nakamoto
2015 James Dick
2016 Claudia Socoli
2017 Joanne Dempsey

Rising Star Award

Nomination Form

2017
Erin Yetter

This award is to recognize an individual who has been a member of the economic education network for seven years or less. The purpose of the award is to identify someone who has "hit the ground running" and made extraordinary contributions to economic education programs or services early in his or her career in economic education. The Rising Star Award encourages, recognizes, and acclaims one who has met the challenges of providing economic education service early on and who demonstrates the dedication and potential to be a strong leader in the future.

CRITERIA
1. Active contributions to economic education at the local, state, national or international levels
2. Contributions seen to be extraordinary for one early in his / her career in economic education
3. Demonstrated dedication to economic education and potential to make continued future contributions

ELIGIBILITY
1. Individuals currently affiliated with the NAEE / Council for Economic Education network and who have been involved for seven years or less.
2. Economic educators who have not received this award (or the Rookie of the Year recognition) in the past.

Rising Star Award Previous Winners

1998 Jeannette Mitchell
1999 Jody Hoff and Charlotte Higler
2000 Susan Paul
2001 Helen Roberts
2002 Tawni Ferrarini
2003 Ken Rebeck
2004 Ruth Cookson and Thomas Smith


2005 --
2006 Sherie Lazare and Lynn Stover
2007 John Morris and Scott Nederjohn
2008 Norman Cloutier
2009 Roger Butters
2010 John Swinton
2011 Michael English


2012 Carlos Asarta
2013 Tim Scales
2014 James Wilcox
2015 David M Mohan
2016 Kim Holder & Jennifer Davidson
2017 Erin Yetter

Abbejean Kehler Technology Award

Nomination Form

2017
Diego Mendez-Carbajo

This award recognizes a NAEE member instrumental in promoting the use of technology to improve the delivery of programs in economic education. This award recognizes the contribution of Abbejean Kehler, who chaired the NAEE Technology Committee for several years and continued serving on the Committee until her death in 2009.

This special honor is given at the discretion of the NAEE Technology Committee to a NAEE member who exhibits the Abbe's commitment to utilizing technology as a means of building a stronger network for economic educators, and improving the efficiency of Councils and Centers in delivering teaching training programs.

CRITERIA
1. Active contributions to the advancement of the use of technology in economic education at the local, state, national or international levels.
2. Demonstrated dedication to NAEE and economic education through an affiliated Council or Center.

ELIGIBILITY
Economic educators currently a member of NAEE.

Abbejean Kehler Technology Award Previous Winners

2009 Tawni Ferrarini
2010 DeVon Yoho
2011 Kim Sosin
2012 John LeFeber
2013 Rita Littrell


2014 Phil VanFossen
2015 Barbara Flowers and Mary Suiter
2016 Carlos Asarta
2017 Diego Mendez-Carbajo

Phil Saunders Best Economic Education Paper Award

Nomination Form

2017
Amanda Brooke Jenning
s

This award recognizes a NAEE member or members who authored an economic education paper judged the "best of the year." This award recognizes the contribution of Philip Saunders to economic education.

This special honor is given at the discretion of the NAEE Research Committee to a NAEE member who exhibits Dr. Saunders' commitment to improving our knowledge of the teaching and learning of economics.

Phil Saunders Best Economic Education Paper Award Previous Winners

2008 Paul Grimes, Kevin Rogers, and Becky Campbell, for "K-12 Economic Education and Access to Financial Services"

2009 William B. Walstad, Ken Rebeck, and Richard A. MacDonald, for "The Effects of Financial Education on the Financial Knowledge of High School Students"

2010 Sue Lynn Sasser and Paul Grimes, for "Personal Financial Literacy: A Baseline Analysis Of Teacher Knowledge In Oklahoma"

2011 Roger Butters and Carlos Asarta, for "Gender And Economic Understanding In U.S. High Schools"


2013 William Walstad and Elizabeth Breitbach, for "Financial Literacy and Banking: Findings and Implications for Economic Education."

2014 Tisha L.N. Emerson, Linda English, and Gayle Hoyt, for "High School Economics, State Mandates, and Preparation for College Level Economics Courses."

2017 Amanda Brooke Jennings, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, University of Delaware, for "Spending my parents' money, saving my own money: A mixed methods approach to kids' purchasing behaviors"

Special Awards

2016
David Martin

An individual award that is presented to honor someone for contributions to NAEE or CEE or economic education when those contributions are not a natural fit into the specific categories of the other awards. The Awards Committee typically initiates this award with the approval of the Executive Committee.

NOMINATION
If you would like to nominate someone, please send the following.
1. A narrative letter from a center or council director.
2. A copy of the nominee's vita
3. Single letter of nomination should provide specific information regarding nominee's accomplishments in economic education, and must explain why this is the only category that is appropriate. Include the following:
Name of Nominee and Title
Address
Phone
Network Affiliation
Nomination submitted by
Address
Phone
Do not use binders or covers.

Special Awards Previous Winners

2006 Claire Melican: Special Award for Outstanding Service to Research in Economic Education
2007 Paul Ballantyne: Special Award for Outstanding service to the Colorado Council
2016 David Martin: Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

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