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Nominations Requested for Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award

1 December 2014 No Comment

Nominations are sought for the 2015 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award. Established to encourage mentoring of junior staff in the statistical community in the federal, state, or local government, this recognition is awarded annually to a supervisor, technical director, team coordinator, or other member of federal, state, or local government statistical staff for his or her efforts in supporting the work and developing the careers of junior statisticians. The award will consist of $1,000, a citation, and a plaque, which will be presented at a ceremony arranged by the co-sponsors in June 2015.

The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award was established to honor Griffith, who died in August 2001 after working for more than 25 years in the federal statistical system. Throughout her career, especially in her later senior management positions at the National Center for Education Statistics and National Science Foundation, one of her highest priorities was to mentor and encourage younger staff at all levels to learn, grow, and recognize and seize career opportunities.

Nominations will be accepted beginning in January 2015 and should be prepared in the form of a letter or memorandum for the selection committee. The letter or memorandum should summarize the nominee’s actions that support and encourage junior statisticians in the federal, state, or local statistical community to develop their careers. Nominations, which are due April 3, 2015, may be accompanied by up to six supporting letters from a supervisor and co-workers.

Members of the award committee will choose a winner by April 30, 2015. Information about the award, including the nominating process for the 2015 award, is available on the section website. Contact Rick Peterson at rick@amstat.org or Lillian Lin at lillian.lin@montana.edu with questions.

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