Award Nomination Procedure

AVES Award Nomination Procedures


   Only former recipients of the K. F. Meyer / James H. Steele Gold-Headed Cane award are eligible to                                submit nominations to the AVES Executive Director.


1.    Any candidate for the Gold-Headed Cane Award must be a past recipient of an AVES Honorary Diploma to be eligible.


2.    Only one candidate for the Gold-Headed Cane Award and two candidates for the Honorary Diplomas will be accepted

       from each nominator.


3.    Nominations close at the end of February for that award year.


4.    A committee formed of Gold-Headed Cane awardees will make the final selection of all awards in late March of each year.


5.    A complete list of past AVES awardees can be browsed on this web site under “Awards”.


Nomination Packet--


·      Detailed cover letter by the nominator outlining why you feel that the candidate is deserving of the

        respective AVES award (Cane or Diploma).

·      Updated C.V. of the candidate.

·      Additional letters of support are requested but not mandatory.

·      Send all nominations electronically to the Executive Director, Dr. Craig N. Carter at: