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

For full award details and nomination information, click here.

 

2016 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winner

Lexington-Concord Chapter

Bud Vazquez, Regional Vice President for the New England-Upstate New Year Region, accepts the award on behalf of the chapter from John Meincke, Vice Chair of the Board (left) and LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret), President and CEO, AFCEA International

 

2015 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winner

Lexington-Concord Chapter

Diversity Award 2015

2014 Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award Winners

Greater Omaha Chapter

Lexington-Concord Chapter

Northern Virginia Chapter

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 all AFCEA Awards and nomination forms.

Award Questions?

Please contact Susan Emert
(703) 631-6191