Distinguished Service Award nominations deadline approaching

The Distinguished Service Award encourages and recognizes work amounting to distinguished service by individual members of NCRA for the benefit of the reporting profession. That may include work as a member, committee member, director or officer of the association, for the JCR, in state or local association affairs, or in the field of public affairs or public relations.

“I don’t think people like me volunteer with the thought of receiving an award, but receiving the DSA is an honor that I will never forget. It signifies so much to me, more than I would have ever thought, and I will display the plaque with great pride,” said Ellie Corbett Hannum, RMR, CMRS, and 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipient. “I cherish the honor, one awarded by a group of my peers, as the most meaningful professional accomplishment of my career. It represents the culmination of years dedicated to the profession I love. And while I still believe that I wasn’t worthy of the award, I am ever so grateful that I was chosen to receive it.”

Sound like someone you know? Nominations are now open for the 2014 DSA. The deadline to submit your nominee is Feb. 3, 2014.

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Ellie Corbett Hannum Named NCRA 2013 DSA Recipient

Ellie Corbett Hannum (left) receives NCRA's 2013 Distinguished Service Award from NCRA Immediate Past President Tami Keenan (right).

Ellie Corbett Hannum (left) receives NCRA’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award
from NCRA Immediate Past President Tami Keenan (right).

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — Ellie Corbett Hannum, RMR, CMRS, of Unionville, Pa., a veteran member and court reporter for more than 33 years, was presented with NCRA’s coveted Distinguished Service Award (DSA), during the Premier session held today at the 2013 Convention & Expo. The DSA is the highest honor NCRA bestows on members.

Hannum was recognized for her distinguished work and service for the benefit of the court reporting profession, including service to NCRA as a member, a committee member, a director, or an officer of the association.

Hannum, a court reporter for more than 33 years, holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), and Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMR). She is also a certified LiveNote Reporter. For nearly 32 years, she served as owner and president of Corbett Reporting before it was acquired by Veritext. She is currently affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic division of Veritext.

“The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor our association bestows upon a member, and having worked side-by-side with Ellie over the years, it was particularly meaningful for me to present it to her,” said Merilyn Sanchez, RMR, RPR, CRR, and FAPR, a court reporter form Phoenix, Az., who presented the award to Hannum.