FARS Lifetime Service Award
The Lifetime Service Award recognizes distinguished service contributions to the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section through activities such as:
- Service to the Section in multiple leadership and/or committee positions over a sustained period of time
- Leadership in championing new initiatives that increase the scope of the Section’s activities and its scholarly impact to better serve its members
- Frequent participation as a keynote speaker or panelist at Section meetings
A nominee need not excel in each of these general criteria to merit consideration for the award.
This award is not intended to be an annual award; the Section already recognizes annual service contributions at the Midyear Meeting. Rather, this award recognizes for those individuals identified as providing distinguished levels of service to the Section as described above.
Any Section member may make nominations; self-nominations will not be accepted. Each nomination should include a brief nomination letter that clearly identifies why the nominee merits consideration, with a particular emphasis on the criteria specified above. Nominations should be forwarded to the Section President (Mary Ellen Carter: firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1. Upon receiving nominations, the Section’s Executive Council will weigh the merits of the nomination and vote on whether the nominee should win the award.
The winner will receive a plaque at the Midyear Meeting or at the AAA Annual Meeting.