The purpose of the award, established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Kim Fries, is to recognize the work of NEERO members who have demonstrated distinction in the early part of their professional careers. The Board is seeking nominations of people who have been contributing members of NEERO for at least five (not necessarily consecutive) years and have demonstrated distinction within the first decade following receipt of their doctoral degree. Self-nominations and nominations by NEERO members are encouraged. The recipient of the award will be invited to attend the annual conference as guests of the NEERO Board of Directors. At the conference, the recipient will be honored at the annual Awards Luncheon and invited to share their work at the conference in a format of their choosing. Submit materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DR. LISA D’SOUZA, ASSUMPTION COLLEGE
This award is presented for outstanding research at the graduate level. To be eligible the candidate must be an individual presenting at the NEERO Annual Conference who is currently enrolled in an advanced degree program, OR who is presenting a paper based upon a thesis or dissertation that was completed during his or her graduate study in the past year. Candidates must have initiated, developed, and completed a research paper in education or an allied field.
DR. NICOLE HERSEY, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
The James J. Rubovits award honors the best paper presented during the NEERO annual conference. All attendees have the opportunity to nominate a paper during the conference and winners are notified prior to the following year conference. The award presentation is a highlight of the conference.
The Rubovits Award is named for James J. Rubovits, professor emiritus of psychology at Rhode Island College. In addition to his significant contributions at Rhode Island College, he was active for many years in the NEERO organization, serving as both its conference director and board member.
DR. BRYAN MASCIO, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE