Call for Nominations - 2009 TAHRA New Professional Award

This special award recognizes an outstanding new professional in our organization.  The recipient serves as an inspiration for others, sets high standards, has contributed to the advancement of the profession and gives of themselves to the betterment of the community.  Any TAHRA member with five years or less in the human resources field, with the exception of the Awards Committee participants, is eligible to be nominated.  Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

If you would like to nominate a TAHRA member for this award, please forward his or her name to the Awards Committee in care of Bill Young, VP Leadership Development via phone (293-0500) or email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0Nominations must be received by October 1, 2009.

The award consists of a $300 cash donation to the charity of the recipient's choice and a special commemorative plaque.  In addition, a special biographical sketch detailing the individual's accomplishments will appear in the TAHRA newsletter and on line directory.  The award will be presented at the November 18, 2009 Program Meeting.

Award Criteria

Self Development

Candidate's attainment of:
Degrees received in the field.
Related certifications (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, CEBS, CCP, etc).

Chapter Contribution

Active TAHRA participation demonstrated through:
TAHRA membership.
Involvement on TAHRA committees.
Regular attendance at TAHRA meetings.
Professional achievements (example: significant contribution to an organization's strategic effort).


Involvement in college clubs or activities.
Community involvement.
Achievements/accomplishments in other areas.