Nominations must include a Nomination Letter or Self-nomination Statement. Except for the recipients of the award for Supervisory Excellence, all nominees must be members of HECMA to receive the award. Nominees may submit additional documents or artifacts (but no more than two) that provide additional evidence of the candidate’s performance and/or experiences while in their current role. Examples of artifacts can include, but are not limited to: letters of recommendation, resume, presentations, publications, self-reflections, portfolios, websites, blogs, etc. Submitting additional materials is not required, however all information must be submitted together. Awards will be selected by the members of the committees for Non-clinical Case Management and Clinical Case Management, as well as the Past-President. Any questions regarding the awards can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. HECMA Leadership Award The HECMA Leadership Award was established to honor an individual whose professional accomplishments have made a significant impact on the field of higher education case management, and whose character & work products have earned the respect and admiration of their professional colleagues. The recipient of the annual Leadership Award will be an individual whose contributions and exceptional dedication have provided a positive vision for the future of case management in higher education. This award recognizes the qualities of the recipient hat have contributed to developing others in the field as well as the person’s continued commitment to shaping and improving case management in higher education. Outstanding Clinical Case Manager This award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated excellence serving as a clinical case manager role at an institution of higher education. Candidates for this award should be full-time employees and assigned primary responsibility in clinical case management, maintain licensure in their state, perform clinical duties, and be a current member of HECMA. Outstanding New Professional This award is intended to recognize a new professional in the field of higher education case management who has demonstrated excellence in the past year. Candidates for this award should be full-time employees and assigned primary responsibility in case management or student support, be a current member of HECMA, and have three or fewer years of full-time work experience. Outstanding Mid-Level Professional This award is intended to recognize a mid-level professional who has demonstrated excellence in the past year. Candidates for the award should demonstrate outstanding commitment to the case management profession, support, encouragement, and mentorship of colleagues, and effective advocacy and representation of case management. Candidates for this award should be full-time employees and assigned primary responsibility in case management, be a current member of HECMA, and have five or more years of full-time, post-degree work experience. Creative Collaboration: Institutional Impact Award This award is intended to recognize an institution (a person or team of people) that has implemented an outstanding and innovative practice or program related to higher education case management in the past year. Programs for nomination include, but are not limited to, a specific initiative, assessment process, or outreach campaign. The program/practice must feature a creative collaboration with a different campus department/unit, separate institution, or community-based service. The program must have been shown to have significant evidence-based impact on the institution. Commitment to Equity & Inclusion Award This award was established in 2019 within the inaugural year of the HECMA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to recognize the groundbreaking work an individual and/or department have committed to equitable and inclusive case management practices. Candidates for this award should be full-time employees who serve in a direct case management or managerial role and be current members of HECMA. Nominees should demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the creation, implementation, and/or advocacy of innovatively inclusive practices within their role(s). The nominees should have advanced the support and advocacy provided regarding intersectional identities within their own institutions. Supervisory Excellence This award recognizes someone who has shown unwavering support of case management at their institution through dedicated efforts including, but not limited to, the expansion of programming and the development of staff. Candidates for this award should be full-time employees who oversee clinical and/or nonclinical case management as part of their job responsibilities. Candidates are not required to be members of HECMA, nor are they required to serve as a case manager as their primary responsibility. Nominations Nominations are closed for 2021.