Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Distinguished Educator Award 

Purpose

The SDMS Distinguished Educator Award was established to honor exceptional educators in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. This award is given annually to an educator who is nominated by their peers for their dedication to teaching, innovation in education, and ongoing support of students through mentorship, research, and volunteerism.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Distinguished Educator Award, an individual must:

  • Be a current individual member of the SDMS in good standing and must have been a member for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination.
  • Be a full-time educator in a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or equivalent accredited program with at least five (5) years of teaching in academic diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular sonography.
  • Be credentialed by a national sonography credentialing body recognized by the SDMS Board of Directors, as detailed in the Recognition of Sonography Credentialing Organizations Position Statement.
  • An educator is not eligible for the award more than once every five years.

Nomination

  • Nominator must be a current individual SDMS member. Self-nominations cannot be made.
  • Nominations are accepted annually between March 1 and March 31.

Procedure

  • A call for nominations is made to the SDMS membership at large each year.
  • Once the nomination is received, the nominee will be asked to complete the SDMS Distinguished Educator Award Application and return it by the appropriate deadline.
  • The SDMS Membership Awards and Recognition Committee will evaluate all complete applications and make a recommendation to the SDMS Board of Directors.
  • The SDMS Board of Directors may either accept or reject the recommendation. If the Board decides that the candidate does not demonstrate sufficient merit, the award will not be presented that year.

Recognition

Award recipients receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the SDMS Educators Pre-Conference Sessions and 3-day registration to the current year's SDMS Annual Conference;
  • A personal invitation to submit a proposal to the SDMS Conference Management Committee as a possible Educator Pre-Conference speaker for the following year's Annual Conference;
  • An engraved award featuring their name and a corresponding award lapel pin;
  • Two complimentary, transferrable tickets to the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner held at the SDMS Annual Conference; and
  • Recognition at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner and in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), SDMS press release, and SDMS social media release. A letter from the SDMS President to the recipient's supervisor (e.g., Dean, Program Director, etc.).

SDMS Distinguished Educator Award Winners

2018
Ms. Mitzi Roberts, EdD,RDMS,RDCS,RT(R)
2017
Ms. Jennifer E Bagley, MPH,RDMS,RVT
2016
Ms. Dora D DiGiacinto, MEd,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
2015
Dr. Bridgett J Willey, PhD,MS,BA,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,RT(R)
2014
Dr. Hamad H Ghazle, EdD,RDMS,RVT
2013
Ms. Sheryl E Goss, MS,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,RVS,RT(R)(S),FSDMS
2012
Ms. Charlotte G Henningsen, MS,RDMS,RVT,RT(R),FSDMS,FAIUM
2011
Mr. Richard A Palma, BS,RDCS,ACS,RCS,FSDMS,FASE
2010
Dr. Joy Guthrie, PhD,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,ACS,RCS,RCCS,RVS,FSDMS
2007
Dr. Jody Danielle Love, EdD,RDMS,RVT,RT(R)
2006
Dr. Carol Mitchell, PhD,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,ACS,RT(R),FSDMS,FASE
2006
Ms. Karen Having, MEd,RDMS
2005
Mr. Terry J DuBose, MS,RDMS,FSDMS,FAIUM
2004
Ms. Marie DeLange, BS,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
2003
Ms. Joan P Baker, RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
Distinguished Educator Award as of 12/18/2018 02:21 PM