Ordway Hilton Section Award – Call for Nominations


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Source: Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Section Chair

Greetings:

The Ordway Hilton Section Award is a prestigious award given to a member of the Questioned Documents Section who has made significant contributions to the field of Forensic Document Examination and to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Below is the criteria as listed in the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual (QD Section). To nominate a candidate for this award, please review the below criteria and submit it to me, qdwatchdog@aol.com, by June 15, 2018. The award will be presented to the recipient at the Baltimore meeting in February 2019.

  1. SECTION AWARD
    The Ordway Hilton Section Award and Criteria.
    A. PURPOSE
    This award is intended to recognize sustained superior contributions to the Questioned Documents Section, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the forensic science community. The award is named in honor of Ordway Hilton, a longtime member of the Questioned Documents Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
    B. CRITERIA
    1. AAFS Standing: The recipient of this award must be a Member, a Fellow, or a Retired Fellow of the Questioned Documents Section for minimum of three (3) consecutive years when this award is bestowed.
    2. Meeting Attendance: Nominee should have attended a minimum of one- half of the Questioned Documents Section annual business meetings in the six (6) years preceding the nomination.
    3. Section/AAFS Program Contributions: Nominee should have presented a scientific paper, poster, participated as a presenter in a joint or plenary session, or presented a breakfast seminar or workshop at an annual meeting of the AAFS within five (5) years of being nominated.
    4. Publications: Nominee should have published at least once in the Policy and Procedure Manual Section 7: Section Activities 235 Journal of Forensic Sciences. Publication can be, but is not limited to, any of the following: article, letter, technical note, or case history report.
    5. Section Positions: Nominee should have served in an elected position within the section, in an official AAFS capacity for at least one year, as a committee chair for the Questioned Documents Section for at least one (1) year, or as a member of a committee(s) for at least three (3) years.

NOTE: In the absence of one of the section or AAFS activities {criteria 3, 4, or 5}, nominees may be considered if they have made a significant contribution to the forensic science community that is not reflected by a specific section or AAFS effort.