George Northup, D.O. Educator of the Year Award
**The George W. Northup Educator of the Year Award was developed by the Student Osteopathic Medical Association in honor of George Northup, D.O. Dr. Northup who acted as a mentor to many osteopathic medical students throughout his career, often going above and beyond the call of duty to improve students' educational experiences. **
Each year, local SOMA chapters nominate a professor, dean, or faculty member from their osteopathic medical school who exemplifies the qualities of Dr. Northup. Nominees in the past have provided countless additional hours to students during exam preparation, have opened their homes to students, volunteered in the community, and acted as a friend when needed.
To nominate an outstanding educator who has made a difference on your campus, please submit one short essay (500 words or less) about your nominee along with his or her Curriculum Vitae to the SOMA Foundation Chairperson via email address: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 16th @ 11:59PM EST. Only one essay per candidate will be accepted.
Due to a significant number of highly qualified nominees, all submissions will be reviewed and 5 finalists will be selected by February 23rd. The SOMA chapters who nominated one of these 5 finalists will then be asked to make a three minute video to present to the 2020 National SOMA House of Delegates (HOD) in March at the Spring Convention in Washington, D.C. The 2020-2021 delegates will then select the 2020 George W. Northup Educator of the Year by ballot. The winning nominee will be recognized at the 2020 SOMA Foundation Fall Reception.
Please contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.
As an example, take a look at last year's winning video of Dr. Stephanie L. Zeszutek, D.O. online at https://www.somafoundation.org/current-award-recipient.html.