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SAIR Awards



SAIR Service Awards

SAIR presents four special recognition awards to celebrate the unique and long lasting impact SAIR members make to the organization and the Institutional Research community at large.

  • The Distinguished Member Award is presented to members or former members who have made distinguished contributions to institutional research. This award is a meaningful recognition of significant effort in the field of institutional research. The award is for the lifetime of the individual.


  • The James R. Montgomery Outstanding Service Award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to SAIR over an extended period of time.


  • The Unsung Hero/Heroine Award recognizes the ongoing contributions of a member to SAIR and the field of institutional research and planning in the broadest sense. This Award honors individuals whose effort and initiative might not otherwise receive public recognition.


  • The Larry Jones Student Travel Grant was established in 2005 to honor past SAIR president and executive board member Larry G. Jones. The travel grant is awarded annually to a deserving graduate student meeting award criteria.


The nomination process for these special recognition awards occurs annually, prior to the Conference; a Call for Nominations is distributed via SAIR mail and the Southern AIR newsletter. Additional information regarding these awards, including detailed criteria, is available at http://sair.org/Awards/. Nominations are due to Maren Hess by Friday August 3.


Annual Best Factbook and Website Competition

SAIR has a lively competition for the best printed and electronic Fact Books, printed Mini Fact Book, and website.

Submissions for each of these competitions, including the submission of printed materials, are due by Monday, August 13 to Maren Hess.

Winners of each SAIR award and Competition will be announced at the Tuesday morning Awards Breakfast.

For more information on SAIR Awards and Competitions, contact Maren Hess
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