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AFCEA International Awards Program
Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award

 

This is awarded to the chapter which has most significantly contributed to the inclusion, contribution, leadership and professional development of under-represented AFCEANs, women, enlisted personnel, young people and minorities, by providing a forum of programs and initiatives geared to their unique needs. Winning chapters, which compete against other chapters in the same size category, are selected by the AFCEA International Awards Committee.

The Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award nominations will be graded on the following:

  • Stated awareness and acknowledgment at the chapter president and officer level that increasing the diversity of the chapter is important
  • Creation of a Task Force or Committee within the chapter, reporting to the chapter's board of directors or executive board, to focus on and address specific and unique needs of minority groups
  • Specific and targeted programs and events sponsored by the chapter which are intended to be interesting and beneficial to under-represented AFCEANs, women and other minorities
  • Programs which spotlight professional contributions of all minorities
  • Chapter level award or recognition program that recognizes individual or group contribution to increasing diversity in the chapter
  • Metrics highlighting membership positive growth statistics among the diverse members of the community

Criteria

  • Chapter must have been chartered for a full year prior to the evaluation period
  • Chapter must have a minimum of 25 members
  • Chapter must have submitted its Annual Report to HQ for the prior year
  • Nomination must be endorsed by the chapter's Regional Vice President (RVP)
  • Nomination must include a description of chapter activities contributing to the unique needs of diverse audiences as highlighted above

 

Nominations will close at midnight EST on Sunday, February 22, 2015

CLICK HERE to nominate a chapter

 

2014 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winners

Greater Omaha Chapter

Lexington-Concord Chapter

Northern Virginia Chapter

 

Tom Ryan (c) accepts the Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award from Schneider (r) and Grasso on behalf of the Northern Virginia Chapter, winner in the Mega Category.

   
Scott Hardiman (c) accepts the Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award from Schneider (r) and Grasso on behalf of the Lexington-Concord Chapter, winner in the Very Large Category.
   
Loring Harkey (c) accepts the Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award from Schneider (r) and Grasso on behalf of the Greater Omaha Chapter, winner in the Large Category.

2013 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winners

Belvoir Chapter

Lexington-Concord Chapter

Stuttgart Chapter


2011 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winners

Fort Monmouth Chapter

Greater Omaha Chapter


2010 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winner

Greater Omaha Chapter


2009 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winner

Fort Monmouth Chapter


2008 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winners

Central Maryland Chapter

Greater Omaha Chapter




Click here for a complete list of AFCEA Awards and nomination forms.

 

Award Questions?

Please contact Susan Emert
(703) 631-6191

 


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