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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Members

Eddie G. Gouge
Executive Director
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6028
egouge@aplu.org

Marianne Klein
Program Staff Associate
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6093
mklein@aplu.org

 

Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award

Ellen Swallow RichardsThe purpose of the Board on Human Sciences Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award is to honor a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the Human Sciences. It is likely that the nominees for the BoHS Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award will be individuals who have supported higher education, and especially the mission of the Human Sciences and other programs in land-grant universities. Although nominees may be Human Science scholars, it is not required.  The award is intended to recognize an outstanding leader who helps to advance the Human Sciences nationally and/or internationally. The award is named in honor of Ellen Swallow Richards, who dedicated her life to applying research to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.  

Eligibility and Nominations

Leaders who have earned recognition as advocates for the Human Sciences are eligible to be nominated for the award. Each BoHS member unit (college or university) is eligible to submit one nominee each year.  Nominators shall compile a letter of nomination with a rationale for the candidate to be considered for the Public Service Award. Former recipients of the Public Service Award are ineligible for this award. The award will be presented at a special breakfast hosted by the Board on Human Sciences at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ annual meeting. The award winner must be available to attend the meeting and speak to the organization. BOHS will provide travel expenses and appropriate recognition. 

Procedure

Each BoHS affiliated college and university shall implement its own procedure for identifying nominees. Following a review of potential candidates, each BoHS member institution will nominate only ONE candidate for the BoHS Public Service Award. The Nomination Letter for this award shall be submitted electronically to egouge@aplu.org as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. a nomination letter detailing the candidate’s outstanding achievements and contributions to advancing the Human Sciences;
  2. the nominee’s biography or vita; and,
  3. up to three excerpts of relevant supporting materials.  

Examples of supporting materials include: newspaper and journal articles, speeches presented, books and legislation or policy documents. All supporting materials must also be submitted electronically to BoHS Executive Director Eddie G. Gouge as a PDF or web link.  A BoHS review panel will evaluate and rank the nominees and recommend a recipient to the BoHS Board of Directors.  

Public Service Award Recipients

2017
Catherine Woteki
Former Chief Scientist and
Under Secretary for
Research, Education, and
Economics

U.S. Department of
Agriculture
Dean Emeritus
College of Agriculture
Iowa State University
2016
Carol Kellett
Executive Director 
Board on Human Sciences 
Dean Emeritus
Kansas State University
2014
Barbara Thompson
Director 
Office of Family Policy/
Children & Youth/Special
Needs, Office of the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of
Defense
2013
Secretary Tom
Vilsack
U.S. Department of
Agriculture
2012
June Henton
Dean
College of Human Sciences, 
Auburn University
2011
Mary McPhail Gray
President
McPhail Consulting
Services, LLC
2009
Virginia Moxley
Dean
College of Human Ecology, 
Kansas State University

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9
All Day
Hyatt Regency Guam, 1155 Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, Guam 96913
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22
All Day
Radisson Hotel Fargo, 201 5th Street North, Fargo, ND 58102

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