Carolina TESOL

Distinguished Service Award

The Carolina TESOL Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals and organizations, from North and South Carolina for outstanding service other than teaching or research. The recipient’s service is of primary importance to the profession of ESOL, a contribution with such an impact, either socially or legally, that it brings forth a positive recognition to the profession of ESOL.

The Distinguished Service Award will be presented by the President during the business meeting at the Carolina TESOL annual conference. 

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees do not have to be a Carolina TESOL member.  Contributions must directly benefit the ESOL profession within three previous calendar years.  Nominees may receive the Distinguished Service Award only once.

Criteria and Nomination Process

The nomination is addressed to the Carolina TESOL Executive Board President who in turn will forward nomination to the Nominating Committee. The committee reviews the qualifications of all nominees and forwards its confidential recommendation of all qualified nominees to the Executive Board. The Executive Board has the authority to accept or reject the recommendations in order to select appropriate recipients.

Deadline for Submission:

October 1  each year

Materials Required to Nominate a Candidate

A nominating letter from an active Carolina TESOL member, including a biography (maximum 2 pages)  with specific information about the nominee’s service to the profession of ESOL, indicating dates, assignments, titles, and other pertinent data. Additional letters of support, while optional, are welcome.  Nominations should be sent to:

Carolina Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
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