It is time to take a look at some people you would like to recognize for making contributions to the service to blind and visually impaired people in New York State. You can make a nomination now. Nominate a fellow worker!
Each fall at the annual state conference special recognition is given to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated high standards of professionalism and service to people who are visually impaired. NOW is the time to take a look at those you may know who deserve this honor. Nominate some deserving person/s for the following awards. Each nomination should be signed by at least one (1) current NYSAER member. Include a letter indicating why that person is deserving of the award. Letters to support the nomination are very important and can be written by colleagues, supervisors/administrators, clients, students, parents, etc. The more letters the better, since the recipient will receive all the letters written on their behalf.
VERONICA GILLIGAN/ANNE YEADON MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution in the work with persons in New York State who are visually impaired.
Meritorious Award Recipients
GEORGE E. KEANE AWARD
This award is given to someone who has worked with people who are visually impaired for a minimum of 20 years at the time of the presentation. Through the years this award has been given to men and women whose work has been of benefit to New York State and has influenced the national scene.
Keane Award Recipients
NAT SEAMAN RECOGNITION AWARD
This award is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution in work with people with visual impairments in New York State. This contribution may have been made at any level of service and has included volunteers, legislators, eye care professionals and support staff.
Recognition Award Recipients
ANN RANGE CHILDREN'S AWARD
This award is given to a person who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to teaching and advocating for the needs of children who are blind and visually impaired in New York State.