As it has done for many years, the NCMA DC Chapter is again issuing its annual call for members and non-members to apply for its prestigious Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (OAAA). In order to be eligible, candidates must be either enrolled in or have recently completed an academic program related to the field of acquisition from recognized institutions of higher learning in the Washington metropolitan area. The Executive Council, led by President Ray McCollum, is especially encouraging eligible folks already in the workforce to apply.
We need your personal involvement again this year. Many of our members (and non-members) are studying in programs which meet the criteria (i.e., graduate, undergraduate or certificate programs), but are either not aware of this opportunity or are just not getting the encouragement needed to make the filing deadline of March 31, 2017.
You have access to those folks putting in the hours and the effort to prepare themselves for the professional advances required to keep our profession moving.
The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award carries not only a monetary prize (usually for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place), but is highly regarded by senior managers in government and industry – a “feather in the cap” which lasts throughout a career.
We have always counted on the senior executives in the industry and government agencies to promote the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, but we also need all supervisors and co-workers to put momentum behind this award for 2017.
The application can be downloaded HERE.
Please approach and be persistent in mentoring eligible students and graduates in the application process. You will make the difference in their future – and it will not be forgotten.