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Important #NMEA16 Awards Update

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, January 25, 2016
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Please note a change to annual award nomination deadlines this year.

The deadline for ALL award submissions has been moved up to February 15. A complete nomination form, along with any recommendation letters and all other supporting materials, must be received by the awards committee chairperson on or before Feb. 15. All award recipients will receive a one-year NMEA membership and an engraved award.

Visit the Awards page for full award descriptions and submission details > 

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It's time to consider awards and scholarships for NMEA 2015

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, January 26, 2015

NMEA Annual awardsWe may be in the midst of winter at the moment, but it's time to think ahead to the warm days of summer and our national conference, which will be held June 29 through July 2 in historic Newport, RI! We have a variety of scholarships and awards available to provide support for and recognize the achievements of our members.  

Scholarships provide funding for recipients to attend the conference. Nominations and applications are due on March 15. Learn more about the three types of scholarships that are offered here > 

Our award recipients receive a one-year NMEA membership and engraved awards at the conference. April 1 is the deadline for all awards submissions, except for the new Johnette D. Bosarge Memorial Award, which is due February 20 . The recipient of this award will receive a sea star sculpture with their name, which will also be presented during the awards ceremony at our annual conference. FInd out more about our awards and nomination process here > 

 

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Nominations are open for the Johnette D. Bosarge Memorial Award

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bosarge headshotWe're proud to offer this award in loving memory of Johnette D. Bosarge, who served as our administrative assistant from 1999-2013.

This is an annual, monetary award in the amount of $500 to be used as the recipient deems appropriate for attending the annual NMEA conference and/or in the recipient’s formal or informal facility for educational purposes.

A sea star sculpture containing the recipient’s name will also be presented during the awards ceremony at the annual NMEA conference. This award is not based on fiscal need.

Access the full description and application form here >

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2015

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Meet our 2014 Honorary Member, Dr. Rosanne Fortner

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Honorary membership is the highest honor bestowed upon an NMEA member, recognizing exceptional lifelong service to marine science education. Dr. Rosanne Fortner, an internationally known educator and long-time leader in Sea Grant and NMEA, was awarded permanent status of NMEA Honorary Member at our national conference in July. A pillar of the NMEA community, Rosanne has been a member since 1977, attending 32 NMEA conferences and serving as NMEA President in 1988.

Hear from Roseanne below!

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2014 Outstanding Teacher Award goes to Sherry Rollins

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sherry Rollins - 2014 Teacher of the YearFor the past 19 years, Sherry Rollins has been a middle school science teacher in Gloucester County, Va.  She has a long and productive track record of providing students with opportunities for hands‐on, feet‐wet science.  Sherry has maximized her impact and output by collaborating with teaching colleagues within her school, and by partnering with regional institutions and programs.

A teacher for 26 years, Rollins has accumulated a long list of contributions made to teaching colleagues, schools, and the greater educational community.  A sampling of her activities include: ten years coaching Great Computer Challenge teams; eight years coaching all girl robotics teams; and three years as a science fair mentor at the county level.

Sherry has also been active in her local chapter, the Mid‐Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA), sharing her experiences with fellow educators at annual MAMEA Conferences. She and her teaching partner Judy Gwartney‐Green have delivered sessions on Incorporating the Local Environment into Your Classroom and on the implementation of Experiential Field Studies Trips. She is gracious and generous in helping any teacher who seeks advice about incorporating more field experiences in their science classes.

Rollins received her undergraduate degree in biology from the College of William and Mary in 1992.  A lifelong learner, she continued her education, taking graduate science courses at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Christopher Newport University and Virginia Commonwealth University.  In 2006, Sherry earned a Masters in Integrating Technology in the Curriculum from Walden University.  Keeping current, she continues to seek out professional development opportunities that offer content, skills and teaching resources she can apply in her classroom.

Watch her receive her award at our national conference: 

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Announcing the Johnette D. Bosarge Memorial Award

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bosarge headshotWe're proud to announce a new award in loving memory of Johnette D. Bosarge, who served as our administrative assistant from 1999-2013.

This is an annual, monetary award in the amount of $500 to be used as the recipient deems appropriate for attending the annual NMEA Conference and/or in the recipient’s formal or informal facility for educational purposes.

A sea star sculpture containing the recipient’s name will also be presented during the Awards Ceremony at the annual NMEA Conference. This award is not based on fiscal need.

Access the full description and application form here >

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2014

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