To be eligible to receive the Freshman Governor's Award the nominee must be in the first term of service as Governor. Nominees must demonstrate a clear commitment of service to the Board and show potential for future growth within the organization. Level of involvement in Board activities will be assessed, such as service on ad hoc committees, national affairs, local and state legislative efforts, recruitment, correspondence with constituents, participation in regional meetings, speakers bureau or other special projects.
To be eligible to receive the Senior Governor's Award nominees must be in the second term of service as Governor. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the Board of Governors in various areas such as service on ad hoc committees, national affairs, local and state legislative efforts, recruitment, correspondence with constituents, participation in regional meetings, speakers bureau or other special projects.
Dr. William D. Carey was elected Governor for Northern Ohio in 1987 and served as Chairman of the Board of Governors from 1988-1990. He has served the College as Treasurer and Trustee, and has chaired numerous College Committees. Dr. Carey is the first Chairman of the Board of Governors to be elected as President of the American College of Gastroenterology (1993). In honor of his years of distinguished service and because of the example he has set for other Governors an award will be given in his name.
This award will be reserved for an exceptional individual who has served the Board and the College with distinction. Nominees must show clear demonstration of outstanding contribution to the College such as service within leadership positions, participation in educational efforts, committee service or participation in research related activities. Governors serving their final term or those emeritus Governors who have completed service will be eligible to receive the award. Nominees must have a strong history of meritorious service to the Board of Governors.