About the Membership & Awards Committee
The Membership & Awards Committee has two primary functions:
1.) Recruiting and supporting new and renewing members;
2.) Supporting SOA awards.
In support of Membership, committee members identify events and/or organizations throughout the state in order to distribute membership literature. The committee is responsible for writing and updating membership literature, including the annual membership drive letter and membership brochure. See membership information for how to join SOA.
Do you know of a conference, event, or workshop to spread the word about SOA? The committee has everything needed to create an SOA promotional table. Items include tablecloth, signage, brochures, and pencils. Please contact the committee chairs to discuss tabling.
In support of Awards, committee members publicize the availability and standards of the awards, then select awardees according to the criteria set by SOA. SOA Awards are: the Merit Award, New Professional Scholarship Award, and Student Scholarship Award. The committee is also responsible for Ohio History Day involvement which includes judging for special SOA History Day Award.
Note: the Membership and Awards Committees merged in 2020.
Mark Bloom, University of Akron
Helen Conger, Case Western Reserve University
Matt Francis, Ohio Northern University (cochair 2020-2022 (2nd term))
Emily Gainer, University of Akron
Glenn Longacre, NARA
Marsha Miles, Cleveland State University
Cate Putirskis, Ohio State University
Stephanie Shreffler, University of Dayton (cochair 2021-2023 (2nd term))
Last Updated on June 9, 2021 by janet_carleton