The deadline to nominate a colleague for one of several NCRA honors is quickly approaching. The Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters, the NCRA CASE Award of Excellence, and the Distinguished Service Award are all ways to recognize NCRA members who are giving back to the profession. Be sure to make your nominations for these prestigious awards by March 1.
“These awards reflect the strong camaraderie among NCRA members and the admiration they have for each other. Everyone has a hero in life, and this is the perfect opportunity for members to recognize theirs by nominating someone for these honors,” said NCRA’s Senior Director of Education and Certification, Cynthia R. Bruce, M.S.Ed.
Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR): If you know a dedicated court reporter or captioner who has contributed to the profession in a big way over the years, nominate that person as a Fellow. Candidates must be active practitioners in the field and have at least 15 years of experience. Criteria for nomination include the publication of important papers, legislative or creative contributions to the field, and service on committees or boards.
CASE Award of Excellence: The CASE Award of Excellence recognizes an outstanding educator who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of court reporter education through teaching, research, involvement with students, and the profession. Was there someone special who inspired you, who got you through the ups, downs, and plateaus of your court reporting classes? If your teacher was an incredible influence in your getting started, now is the time to say thank you by nominating them for the CASE Award of Excellence.
NCRA Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is the highest honor NCRA can bestow on a member. It recognizes the distinguished work and service by an individual member for the benefit of the court reporting and captioning professions, including service to NCRA as a member, a committee member, a director, or an officer of the Association. Other displays of distinguished work include contributing to the JCR or service at a state court reporters association or in the field of public relations or public affairs. Award winners are recognized at the NCRA Conference & Expo.