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HERA AWARDS

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Tessie Agan Award
Eligibility: Open to graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled at some time between October 2013 and October 2014.
Graduate Award: $750 award presented at the HERA Annual Conference to be held October 5-8, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Conference information is available here. Award is contingent upon attending the meeting and presenting the paper. Conference registration fees will be waived. Membership in HERA will be awarded to authors of the top three graduate papers.
Undergraduate Award: $250 award.
Award winners are encouraged to submit their paper for publication in Housing & Society, the HERA Journal.
Evaluation Criteria: Judges evaluate papers according to the following criteria. HERA reserves the right to make awards only if a sufficient number of quality entries are received.
  • Significance or timeliness of topic.
  • Contribution to the field of housing.
  • Recognition of previous work.
  • Appropriate methodology.
  • Depth or thoroughness of treatment.
  • Mechanics (readability, composition, form and style).
Paper Requirements:
  • Type on 8.5 x 11 inch paper using arial (12 point) type or font, double spaced.
  • Margins should be one (1) inch.
  • Paragraphs should be indented five (5) spaces.
  • Page limit is 25 pages - including title page, abstract, references, tables and figures.
  • Pages should be numbered at the bottom and the author's name written lightly on the back of page one.
  • All style matters should be based on the 6th edition of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Additional directions for submitting your paper are provided on the Application Form.

Submission Deadline: Submit your paper and a completed application form with a postmark no later than April 30th of each year.

Tessie Agan Award Recipients
2013 Recipients

Undergraduate Winners:

  • Brittney Just, University of Minnesota
  • Ricardo Rebolledo, University of Minnesota
  • Sandra Arciniega, University of Minnesota

Graduate Winner:

  • Andrea Bentzinger, Iowa State University
2012 Recipients

Undergraduate Winner:

  • Kevin Reza, University of Minnesota

Graduate Winner:

  • Terry Fields, Ball State University
2011 Recipient

Undergraduate Winner:

  • Krista Skogland, University of Minnesota
2010 Recipient

Graduate Winners:

  • Leslie Green-Pimental, University of Georgia
  • Sung-jin Lee, Virginia Tech
2009 Recipient
No award was given in 2009.
2008 Recipient
Graduate Winner: Laura Lien, University of Minnesota
2007 Recipients

Undergraduate Winner: Christine Ann Crumm, University of Minnesota

Graduate Winners:

  • Toskiko Yamamoto, Oregon State University
  • Luke Erickson, Utah State University
2006 Recipients

Graduate Winner: Hyun-Jeong Lee, Virginia Tech
Undergraduate Winner: Luke Erickson, Utah State University

2005 Recipients

Graduate Winner: Dongwang Liu, Iowa State University
Undergraduate Winner: Dale Walker, Iowa State University

2004 Recipient
No award was given in 2004.
2003 Recipient
Graduate Winner: Thessalenuere Hinnant-Bernard, North Carolina A&T State University
2002 Recipient
Undergraduate Winner: Felecia Sazama, University of Minnesota
The Extension Housing Outreach Award
Background: Housing education is a major emphasis of Extension programming. The "Extension Housing Outreach Award" was established by Montana State University Extension Housing Program to recognize NEAFCS members for outstanding housing educational programs conducted for families and/or communities.
Award: Two (2) $300 national awards will be awarded to Family & Consumer Sciences county professionals. The monetary award is to be used by the recipient to further develop Extension housing programs.
Purpose: This recognition honors outstanding Extension System programming which enhances housing outreach to communities and special need families. Housing program areas that can be recognized include: universal design education, home buyer education, energy efficiency and weatherization education, home environmental quality education, equity protection education, housing public policy education, and special needs housing for the aging population, Native American, migrant workers and families with language barriers.
Eligibility:
  1. Application may be submitted by an individual or a collaborative team.
  2. The outreach program or activity shall have been conducted by a County Extension Professional/Agent and implemented at the county local/level.
  3. The outreach program or activity shall have been conducted in the past two (2) years.
  4. National winners will present a concurrent session or participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received.
Application:
  1. General application form and 50 word and 30 word summaries.
  2. Program Outline - limit to four (4) double-spaced typed pages:
    a. Introduction - purpose, goal(s) and objective(s), target audience reached.
    b. Program Description - content and materials, partnerships, leadership capacity, unique delivery methods.
    c. Program Impact - evaluation methods, results/impacts, transferability, marketing publicity.
  3. Supporting materials - program materials, photos, curriculum package examples, marketing materials - not to exceed 10 pieces.
Judging Criteria (100 total points):
  1. Introduction (20 points)
  2. Program Description - shows evidence that program is meeting the needs and interest of the families and communities being served. (40 points)
    a.) Content of program. (15 points)
    b.) Partnerships - evidence of collaborations with other Extension workers as well as other agencies or organizations involved with housing. (10 points)
    c.) Leadership capacity - evidence that the Extension Service has provided the leadership to establish, implement, and evaluate the housing initiative. (10 points)
    d.) Unique Delivery Methods - evidence of using unique outreach methods to implement program, follow-up with program participants and document impacts of program. (5 points)
  3. Program Impact - evidence that the program met goal and objectives of effort and made a difference in lives of families and/or communities. Impact measures may include adoption of practices, behavior changes, money/energy saved, reduction of risks, etc. (25 points)
  4. Program Transferability - evidence that program and support materials can easily be modeled and implemented by another Extension program. (5 points)
  5. Supporting materials. (10 points)
Procedure:
  1. Submit one (1) copy of the application package and support materials and four (4) copies of the general application form to the appropriate affiliate chair by affiliate due date.
  2. Affiliate chair will mail the winning application(s) postmarked no later than April 1st of each year, to their regional director.
Extension Housing Outreach Award
Recipients
2013
No award was given in 2013.

2012
North Carolina State University Extension:

Sarah Kirby, North Carolina State University Extension

Peggie Garner, Onslow County

Deborah Taylor, Orange County

Dee Furlough, Tyrrell County

Leigh Guth, Lincoln County

Deborah McGiffon, Durham County

Debbie Cox, Stokes County

Deborah Womack, Forsyth County

Nancy Abasiekong, Cleveland County

Crystal Smith, Warren County

Rachel Monteverdi, Warren County

Kelly Beasley, Craven County

Shenille Ford, Greene County

Candace Murray, Wilson County

Jeannie Leonard, Davidson County

2011
No award was given in 2011.
2010
No award was given in 2010.
2009
No award was given in 2009.
2008
Jeanne Brandt (Oregon).
2007
Marilyn K. Kooiker (Wisconsin).
2006
Becky M. Chenhall, Dr. Jorge H. Atiles, Ginger Bennett, Joyce Habegger and Penny Thompson Keller (Georgia).

2005
Marcy Krumbine (Florida).

Pamela D. Lincoln, Gussie McConnell, Linda Baxter (Texas).

Rebecca Versch, Shirley M. Niemeyer (Nebraska).

2002
Zoe S. James, Birdie Crosby, Beth Judge (South Carolina)

Guadalupe F. Landeros (Texas)

2001
Elaine W. Whitaker, Olivia Simpson, Marilyn C. Wells (North Carolina)

Margaret Grenell Rogers, Beverly P. Lewis, Patricia S. Draper, Patricia Owner, Cynthia S. Wilson, Allegra Brigham, Patsillu Reeves (Mississippi)

Housing Impact Award
Background and Purpose: Members of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) are committed to housing professionals who have greatly impacted the field of housing through their research, teaching and outreach. The HERA Award Committee established this award to recognize an active HERA member or team that has made significant contributions to the field of housing through a focused research, teaching, and/or outreach initiative.
Eligibility:
  • Applications may be submitted by an indivdual or a collaborative team.
  • The applicant, or at least one member of a team, must be a current active member (not student) of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) and have been a member of the organization for a minimum of three (3) years.
  • Self nominations are encouraged.
Criteria:
The following criteria must be met:
  • Evidence of a significant contribution to the housing field through research, teaching, and/or outreach activities focused on a single housing issue or program. The efforts of the applicant may involve one or all of these areas.
  • Evidence that the initiative or program involves a unique approach and sustained work over a significant period of time.
  • Evidence that the initiative or program has been widely adopted by a large number of people, agencies, groups or institutions, and serves as a model program to address the stated issue.
  • Evidence that the efforts have made a major impact on the housing field over time.
  • The award will only be awarded if the Awards Committee deems a nomination is worthy of consideration.
Application:
The application should include the following:
  • Nomination letter (self or other) highlighting the nominee's/team's expertise and housing initiative and its impact (1 page maximum).
  • A completed application form.
    Application Form (PDF)
    Application Form (MS Word - editable)
    (click here for the full 2014 Housing Impact Award Announcement (PDF)
  • Vita for all individuals included in the nomination.
  • Summary of the nominee's (individual or team) housing focus and activities including (4 pages maximum):
    1. Description of the nominee's housing initiative summarizing the objectives, unique approach, and importance of the work.
    2. Description of how the program has impacted the field of housing and the extent of its adoption.
    3. Recognitions received for this program initiative.
  • Two (2) letters of support from persons familiar with the significance of the nominee's housing initiative and its contribution to the field of housing (1 page maximum for each).
  • A bibliography of materials that support the nomination, including: referred articles, published reviews, books or monographs, Extension publications, presentations, and other ways in which the work has been disseminated, adopted and/or shared.
  • Support materials.
  • Submit four (4) copies of all materials.
  • Submission deadline: All submission materials, including letters, must be postmarked no later than April 30th of each year.
Award: The award recipients shall be recognized at the annual conference with a plaque or framed certificate acknowledging their accomplishments.

Mail entries to:
Shirley Niemeyer
1302 Dawes St.
Ashland, NE 68003
Email: sniemeyer2@UNL.EDU
Housing Impact Award Recipients

2013 - Virginia Tech Team:

  • JoAnn Emmel
  • Julia Beamish
  • Kathleen Parrott

2012 - Bill Angell, University of Minnesota
Mike Vogel, Montana State University

2011 - Carla Earhart, Howard Campbell, Sue Whitaker -
Ball State University

2010 - Rosemary Carucci Goss, Virginia Tech
2009 - No award was given in 2009.
2008 - Lucy Delgadillo, Utah State University
 
Distinquished Service Award

Purpose: This award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA).

2014 Distinguished Service Award full announcement (PDF)

Nominations: Nominations may be made to the Awards Committee by any HERA member. In addition, members of the Distinguished Service Awards Committee are encouraged to ensure that all outstanding persons are considered. Nomination process will follow the following schedule:

April 30th of each year Name of nominee must be submitted to the committee chair.
June 15th of each year Documentation must be submitted to the committee chair.
June 30th of each year Name of proposed award recipient will be presented to the president for final approval at the Mid-year Board meeting.
August 15th of each year Individual(s) submitting the nomination will be notified.
October/November Recipient will receive the award at annual national conference of HERA.

NOTE: Nominations must be submitted each year. Persons nominated in previous years must be resubmitted in order to be eligible for the award. A person must be nominated by someone other than him/herself.

Eligibility: The nominee must:

  • Be a current active member of HERA
  • Have been a member of HERA for a minimum of 5 years

Criteria: The nominee must:

  • Have participated actively in HERA through committee work, offices held, and participation in conferences.
  • Demonstrate excellence in their field of work.
  • Demonstrate a significant contribution to the organization.

Documentation: A nomination folder should be submitted to the Distinguished Service Award Committee and should include information organized in the same manner as the sections listed below.

  1. Evidence of the candidate's service to the organization. A chronological list of work within the organization including: committee memberships, offices held, conference participation, and special assignments. Evidence of tasks performed while in an office should be included.
  2. Letters of Support:
    a. Letters from the nominee's place of work (administration and co-workers) indicating demonstrated excellence at his/her assigned job. Letters from previous places of employment could be submitted if the nominee is currently retired, unemployed or self-employed.
    b. Letters from members of HERA who have worked closely with the applicant on HERA-related projects or committees indicating the significance of the nominee's contribution to HERA (minimum of three).
Selection: Distinguished Service Award Committee should provide a brief summary of rationale for selection of candidate for the Distinguished Service Award at the Mid-winter Board meeting. Only one Award may be presented annually providing that a suitable candidate is nominated.

Selection Committee: The Selection Committee consists of three members who have been members of HERA for at least 5 years. They are:

  • An executive officer,
  • The most recent Distinguished Service Award winner (after the first award) and,
  • Chair of the Awards Committee.
Award: The winner will be recognized during the annual conference with a commemorative plaque or framed certificate.

Submission: For more information or to submit a nomination, contact:

Shirley Niemeyer
1302 Dawes St.
Ashland, NE 68003
Email: sniemeyer2@UNL.EDU

Distinquished Service Award Recipients
2013 Recipients

Carmen Steggell, Oregon State University
Mike Vogel, Montana State University

2012 Recipient
No award was given in 2012.
2011 Recipient
Anne Sweaney, University of Georgia
2010 Recipient
Mary Yearns, Iowa State University
2009 Recipient
No award was given in 2009.
2008 Recipient
No award was given in 2008.
2007 Recipient
No award was given in 2007.
2006 Recipient
Dr. Shirley Niemeyer, University of Nebraska
2005 Recipient
Dr. Joseph Ponessa, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Early Career Housing Award
Background and Purpose: Early career housing professionals are the future of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA). To encourage these young professionals in their career path, HERA has developed the award, titled the Early Career Housing Award. This award shall be granted to an early career housing professional who is demonstrating outstanding efforts in the field of housing through their research, teaching, and/or outreach. This award is established to honor the efforts of a housing professional within the first 6 years of their housing career.

Eligibility:

  • Applications may be submitted by an individual within the first 6 years of their housing career at a college, university, or agency.
  • The applicant must be a current active member (not student) of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) and have been a member for a minimum of one year.
  • Self application is encouraged.

Criteria: The following criteria must be met:

  • Evidence of outstanding effort and achievement in a housing area through research, teaching, and/or outreach program. The efforts of the applicant may involve one or all of those areas.
  • Evidence that the housing program effort is continuous and focused, and involves a current housing issue.
  • Evidence of the effort's potential to make an impact on the housing field or that it has already had an impact.
  • Peer recognition of potential contribution to the field of housing and the housing knowledge base.
  • The award will only be awarded if the Award Committee deems a nomination worthy of consideration.

Application: The application should include the following:

  • Nomination letter (self or other) highlighting the nominee's expertise and housing initiative and its impact (1 page maximum).
  • A completed application form which is available here.
  • Vita which includes a bibliography that supports the nomination, including: referred articles, published reviews, books or monographs, Extension publications, presentations, and other activities resulting from this housing initiative.
  • Abstract of the nominee's housing focus and activities including (3 pages maximum):
    1. Description of nominee's housing program addressing the objectives, importance of the work, and potential to impact the field of housing.
    2. Recognitions received for housing work.
  • Two letters of support from someone familiar with the housing work of the nominee and its potential contribution to the field (1 page maximum each).
  • Support materials.
  • Submit four copies of all materials.
  • Submission deadline: All submission materials, including letters, must be postmarked no later than April 30th of each year.

Award:
The recipient shall receive an award of $300.

Mail entries to:

Shirley Niemeyer
1302 Dawes St.
Ashland, NE 68003
Email: sniemeyer2@UNL.EDU

Early Career Housing Award Recipients

2013
Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University
Hyun-Jeong Lee, Chungbuk National University

2012 -Kimberly Mitchell, Virginia Tech
2011 - Mira Ahn, Texas State University
2010 - TIE
Katrin Anacker, George Mason University

Suk-Kyung Kim, Michigan State University
2009 - No award was given in 2009
2008 - Russell James, University of Georgia
 
Goodheart-Willcox Secondary Education Housing Teaching Award

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding housing education efforts at the secondary education level that demonstrate creative ways to teach and involve students in the area of housing education. This could be in the form of a unique housing education activity that is part of a semester long curriculum in housing or other subject matter area, or as a related student activity, such as a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club group. The housing activity undertaken must concentrate on a housing topic (such as renting, home purchasing, or other housing issue*) and not focus exclusively on interior design. The activity may be one that reaches beyond the classroom to community groups, or it may involve a partnership or interdisciplinary approach between secondary classes

* Housing issues may include energy, air quality, safety, special needs, green home products, sustainable design, universal design, lead poisoning, etc.

Award: One $300 national award may be awarded to a secondary education teacher or team. The award is being provided by Goodheart-Willcox Publishers (www.g-w.com)

Eligibility:

  1. The application may be submitted by an individual or a teaching team. Self nominations are encouraged.
  2. The activity must currently be a part of the curriculum at the school.
  3. The activity must have taken place within the past two years.

Application: The application should include:

  1. Application form. (PDF version) (MS Word version - editable)
    2014 Goodheart-Willcox Secondary Education Housing Teaching Award Full Announcement
  2. Project or activity outline - Limit to four (4) double-spaced typed pages.
    a. Introduction
    b. Project or activity description - content and materials, partnerships, sponsorships, unique delivery method, student involvement.
    c. Evaluation and/or impact - evaluation methods, known results or impacts, ease of replication at other schools, publicity.
  3. Supporting materials - lesson guide, learning activities, list of audio/visuals used, planning materials, student generated materials, publicity materials.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Completeness of the project packet
  2. Stated criteria for the award are met
  3. Involvement of the students
  4. Innovative approaches to teaching housing to secondary students are demonstrated
  5. Partnerships formed, community involvement and/or interdisciplinary approach
  6. Project or activity evaluation and impact
  7. Support materials
  8. Potential for replication in other schools

Procedure:

  1. Submit one copy of the project outline with support materials and four (4) copies of the completed general application form.
  2. Mail the materials postmarked no later than April 30th of each year:

Shirley Niemeyer
1302 Dawes St.
Ashland, NE 68003
Email: sniemeyer2@UNL.EDU

 
Goodheart-Willcox Secondary Education Housing Teaching Award Recipients
2013 - No award was given in 2013.
2012 - No award was given in 2012.
2011 - No award was given in 2011.
2010 - No award was given in 2010.
2009 - No award was given in 2009.
2008 - Deborah Coulter, West Carteret High School,
Morehead City, North Carolina
 
International Ambassador Fellow Recipients
2013 - Katrin Anacker, George Mason University
2012 - Lucy Delgadillo, Utah State University
 

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