Learning & Liberty Legacy Leader Recognition

Flag of Learning and LibertyIs there an NSPRA colleague or leader who holds a special place in your heart for helping you to grow and advance professionally and personally? Such unsung heroes generously share their knowledge, skills, expertise, advice and time unselfishly, for the simple reward of seeing a colleague succeed.

Through the Learning and Liberty Legacy Leaders recognition, NSPRA members and chapters can recognize these individuals for their positive impact on colleagues’ careers and tireless work behind the scenes on behalf of education and improved communication.

For a minimum, tax-exempt gift of $75 to the Foundation for the Advancement of Education, you can nominate your mentor or colleague for recognition as a Learning and Liberty Legacy Leader. By honoring a mentor or colleague, you will also be supporting the NSPRA Foundation for the Advancement of Education in providing scholarships to the NSPRA Seminar and in its communication accountability research.

Those honored as Learning and Liberty Legacy Leaders will receive a special certificate and recognition on the NSPRA website as well as in the member recognitions during the Annual Meeting at the NSPRA National Seminar. 

Eligibility

Eligible nominees must hold a current professional membership with NSPRA and have been a member for a minimum of five years. Nominations of retired members and posthumous nominations are also acceptable, with the minimum membership requirement over the course of their careers.

Retired members who are working in school PR in some capacity (i.e., part-time or consulting), but who no longer maintain an NSPRA membership are not eligible for this recognition.

Nominations

Any current NSPRA member may nominate a colleague for this recognition. A minimum, tax-exempt gift of $75 (U.S. currency) must accompany the nomination. Nominations may be submitted at any time, but must be received by June 1 each year in order to include the individual's name in member recognitions at the NSPRA National Seminar.

Download the nomination form (PDF).

Announcement and Presentation

The nominating member (or chapter) will receive a certificate with the recipient’s name that is suitable for framing, along with a letter of commendation. Nominators are encouraged to schedule a special presentation to present the recipient with the award.

Recipients' names will be permanently listed on the NSPRA website and included in member recognitions at the Annual Meeting during the NSPRA National Seminar in July.

View a list of past NSPRA Learning Liberty Legacy Leaders (PDF).