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June 27, 2011



Clark Tibbitts Award
The Clark Tibbitts Award, named for an architect of the field of gerontological education, is given by AGHE each year to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education.

David A. Peterson Award   
Excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology is recognized by the David A. Peterson Award for an article in a volume of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, the official journal of AGHE.

Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award
AGHE's Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award honors individuals who have contributed to gerontological education through excellence in mentorship to students, faculty, and administrators.

Mildred M. Seltzer Distinguished Service Recognition
AGHE annually honors colleagues, near retirement or recently retired, who have actively served on AGHE committees, been officers, or led an AGHE grant-funded project.

Administrative Leadership Award
The AGHE Administrative Leadership Award honors administrators on AGHE member campuses who have made exceptional efforts in support of gerontology or geriatrics education.

AGHE Book Award for Best Children's Literature on Aging   
AGHE's Book Award for Best Children’s Literature on Aging recognizes positive portrayals of older adults in children’s literature.

Distinguished Teacher Honor
The AGHE Distinguished Teacher Honor recognizes persons whose teaching stands out as exemplary, innovative, of impact, or any combination thereof.

Rising Star Junior Faculty Honor

Recognizes new faculty whose teaching and/or leadership stands out as impactful and innovative.

Graduate Student Paper Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in scholarly work by a student at an AGHE member institution who presents his or her work at the AGHE annual meeting.

Part-Time Faculty Recognition
Formally recognizes the contributions of part-time and/or adjunct faculty to gerontological education recognized for their contributions to gerontological education at an AGHE member institution.

Program of Merit
The designation as a Program of Merit provides a gerontology program with an AGHE “stamp of approval,” verifying program quality to administrators, funders, prospective students, and the public.