George Northup, D.O. Educator of the Year Award
The George W. Northup Educator of the Year Award was developed in honor of George Northup, D.O. Dr. Northup acted as mentor to many osteopathic medical students throughout his career, often going above and beyond his call of duty to improve students' educational experiences. Each year, local SOMA chapters nominate a professor, dean, or faculty member from their osteopathic medical schools who exemplifies the qualities of Dr. Northup. Nominees in the past have provided countless hours to students during exam preparation, have opened their homes to students, volunteered in the community, and acted as a friend when needed. The SOMA chapter finalists present a three to five minute video of their nominee to the House of Delegates during the spring SOMA convention in Washington, D.C. The House of Delegates votes on the winning George W. Northup Educator of the Year who becomes the honored guest during the following fall's SOMA Foundation award reception.
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-Elect/Director of Financial Affairs via the email address: email@example.com by February 17th @ 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 22nd. The SOMA chapters who nominated one of these 5 finalists will then be asked to make a three minute video to present to the 2019 National SOMA House of Delegates (HOD) in March at the Spring Convention in Washington, D.C. The 2019-2020 delegates will then select the 2019 George W. Northup Educator of the Year by ballot. The winning nominee will be recognized at the 2019 SOMA Foundation Fall Reception.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!