2018-2019 Call for Nominations and Award Selection Criteria

Lifetime Service Award

Nominations Deadline: January 31 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

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The Lifetime Service Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Lifetime Service Award.

Award Intent

The Lifetime Service Award recognizes service contributions to accounting education over a sustained period of time through:

  • Service to the AAA, including its Sections and Regions, on committees, task forces, special projects, leadership, and AAA publications.
  • Service with the education efforts in the profession through involvement with the AICPA, IMA, and other accounting professional organizations.
  • Service with the education efforts of public accounting firms, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Nominations are especially encouraged that propose AAA members whose career contributions have made a significant impact beyond their own institutions.
  • A nominee need not excel in each of these general criteria to merit consideration for the award.

Award Presentation

  • The winner(s) will receive an award at the AAA Annual Meeting and Lifetime Membership in the AAA.
  • The winner(s) will be announced on the AAA website and in multi-topic mass emails.

Nominations Deadline

  • Nominations are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 31.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations

  • Any person or group, including the award committee, may make nominations; however, self-nominations will not be accepted. Current committee members who are nominated for the award will be asked to either recuse themselves from the committee or remove their nomination from consideration.
  • All nominees nominated for a given year’s award – who are not selected for that year’s award – will be automatically considered for the award for the following two (2) years.  Nominees who were not selected for the 2018 AAA Lifetime Service Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2019 Award and, if not chosen for the 2019 Award, will also be considered for the 2020 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2020 Award, if a nominee has not been chosen as the award recipient or has not been re-nominated, he/she will no longer be considered for the award.
  • Each nomination must include:
    • A nomination letter that clearly identifies the nominee and the nominee's current address, if possible, and
    • A statement that summarizes, in terms of the award intent, why the nominee merits consideration, and
    • The nominee's current curriculum vitae and other appropriate evidence documenting the nominee's accomplishments. This evidence normally includes (but is not limited to) letters from students, alumni, colleagues, or professional organizations that speak to the qualities summarized in the nomination.
  • Please attach the nomination and materials to an email and send to Barbara Gutierrez, Professional Staff Liaison, at with "2019 Lifetime Service Award" in the subject line of your email.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination you will receive an acknowledgment message from the Professional Staff Liaison.
  • All documents submitted in support of your nomination become the property of the American Accounting Association and will not be returned.  Do not submit irreplaceable documents.
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