Now Accepting Nominations for the Marilyn J. Smith Inspirational Award!

Marilyn J. Smith Inspirational Award Nominees must meet or exceed expectations in all five of the following criteria categories:

  • Dedicated: Contributes time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the Deaf and/or DeafBlind communities
  • Visionary: Reflective on past experience to lead in the present and into the future
  • Mission-Centered: Creates a compelling vision of social justice for the Deaf and/or DeafBlind communities
  • Collaborative: Values the importance of collaborations both within and outside of the community
  • Ability to Inspire: Has passion for their work in the community and inspires others with that passion to create change in their own communities

 

To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination form, and write a letter or create a vlog explaining why you think this person should be honored with the award.  E-mail your nomination to adwas@adwas.org.

The Award criteria are linked here: Eligibility and Nomination Criteria for the Marilyn J. Smith Inspirational Award

The nomination form is linked here: Marilyn J. Smith Inspirational Award Nomination Form