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    CGSA Outstanding Service Award

    The Central Region Group on Student Affairs (CGSA) presents the CGSA Outstanding Service Award to current or former CGSA members (either institutional or individual) who have demonstrated outstanding service to the CGSA.

    Outstanding service is defined as significant and sustained leadership or expertise in addressing issues of importance to the CGSA. Nominees for this award shall have demonstrated service to the CGSA and shall have an outstanding record of accomplishment, resourcefulness, and dedication to the mission of the CGSA. Areas of service recognition may be in any of the leadership roles of the CGSA. These may include service as a member or official of the Steering Committee, serving in a special role of the CGSA in any of the five areas of Student Affairs, Diversity Affairs, Financial Assistance, Admissions or Student Records, or service on any CGSA Ad Hoc Committees or Meeting Program Committees. It could also include service in National GSA leadership positions providing that service is in a position of representation of the CGSA.


    No more than two CGSA Outstanding Service Awards may be presented annually at the spring meeting of the CGSA.


    A call for nominations will be announced annually at the CGSA Business meeting during the AAMC Annual Meeting. Any CGSA member may submit a nomination. No self-nominations will be considered. Nominations will be submitted to the CGSA Past Chair and must be accompanied by the nominees' curriculum vitae.
    Selection Process

    The Past Chair and Nominating Committee of the CGSA shall serve as the Screening Committee and forward the names of no more than four finalists to the CGSA Steering Committee for consideration at their Winter meeting. The Steering Committee will select the award recipients for announcement at the spring meeting. No nominee for the Outstanding Service Award may serve on the Screening Committee, nor be present for discussion and decision by the Steering Committee. If necessary, the Chair will appoint a replacement to the Screening Committee from among the membership of the Steering Committee.
    Adopted by the CGSA Steering Committee November 6, 2003.

    Recent Award Recipients


    Angela Nuzzarelo, MD, MHPE
    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine


    Gerald Yutrzenka, PhD
    University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine


    Michael Kavan, PhD
    Creighton University School of Medicine


    Wanda Lipcomb, PhD
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


    Rachel Brown, MD
    University of Missouri School of Medicine