Donald G. Hileman Memorial Educator of the Year Award
Recognizes a college educator for outstanding service to advertising, to District 7, to a local advertising federation, and to college advertising students through a student advertising team, a student advertising club, and teaching of superior quality. The award may be presented once each year, although no requirement for an annual award exists if a suitable candidate is not available.
$500 and Plaque
- Recipient must teach at a two or four year institution of higher learning located in District 7.
- Recipient must have demonstrated outstanding service to advertising, District 7, a local advertising federation, and college students through a student advertising team, a student advertising club, and teaching of superior quality, or as many of these as the judges for the award deem appropriate.
- A person may receive the award only once in his/her role at a particular school. If an educator moves to a different school within District 7, or changes jobs completely within the same school (faculty to dean or marketing faculty to art faculty, for example) and achieves excellence there as well, he/she may be honored again in this new role.
Applications Must Include
Completed Nomination Form
March 15, 2019
Please include your name, complete mailing address, email and nomination form. To be considered, nominations and their accompanying forms must be RECEIVED by March 15, 2019, to:
The Bolton-MacVicar Award pays tribute to D7 members who dedicate their time and effort to help advertising students at schools in their area.
D7 members who dedicate their time and effort to help advertising students at schools. Special consideration is given for effort to help student teams participate in the NSAC competition. It should be noted that following the general intentions of the award sponsors, nominees should be advertising professionals who give of their time rather than educators who work with students as part of their duties.
Applications Must Include
Letter of nomination
March 15, 2019
Please include your name, complete mailing address, email and letters of nomination. To be considered, nominations and their accompanying letters must be RECEIVED by March 15, 2019, to:
Otis Dodge Memorial Award
Presented annually at the April District Convention, this award recognizes members of local clubs in the District who have made significant contributions to the District. All members of the Executive Committee and past governors are excluded from receiving the award. Nominations and presentation are by the Chairman (Immediate Past Governor). The call for nominations is distributed to all past governors, state directors, current District officers and current club presidents by the Chairman. A committee consisting of the Chairman, Governor and Governor-elect will review the nominations and determine the recipient. The award is presented to the recipient by the Chairman and includes a verbal history of the winner’s achievements. This award is normally a “surprise” announcement to the winner.
The Otis Dodge Award was established in March 1968. A list of winners is included in the District 7 directory, annually.
Please send nominations letter, detailing the nominee’s accomplishments and involvement, directly to Ace Bourgeois, District 7 Chairman.
This award is totally coordinated and funded by former District Governors. The award is usually presented annually at the July Leadership Conference. The award is also known as “The Volunteer of the Year” award. The call for nominations is usually sent out in April/May. The call for nominations/judging chairman is the three-years-removed Governor. The judging committee is composed of a minimum of five past governors to be determined by the nominations/judging chairman. Nominations are sent to all former governors, state directors, presidents and officers. The verbal presentation is made by the former Governor four years removed. The mirrored, beveled glass award was first commissioned by Governor George Waldron. The traditional style of the award is mirrored glass with the winner’s name engraved on it. The award is mirrored so the winner may look at it and see the reflection of the perfect volunteer. Former winners, former governors and all incumbent district officers and presidents are not eligible for the award. The award was purposefully founded to honor the work of a “volunteer” who is not currently an officer/president.
The Governors’ Award was established in October 1985. A list of previous winners is included in the District 7 directory, annually.
Please send nominations letter, detailing the nominee’s accomplishments and involvement, directly to Teresa Treadway, Past Governor.
Harry Hoile Award
This award, named after the first Governor of the District, is presented annually at the District 7 Spring Convention in April. It is presented to the Chairman (Immediate Past Governor) one year after they have left office (traditionally the same year they rotate off the Board of Directors). It is presented by the Immediate Past Chairman (Winners Chairman). The award, a large plaque, is paid for by the District Awards and Gifts budget. The presenter secures and engraves the plaque or trophy. It shall not be the responsibility of the District to prepare or fund a video on the recipient. The presenter shall notify the recipient’s home club of the upcoming presentation, and the home club may, at its expense, have the option to prepare a video, not to exceed five (5) minutes in length. If a video is not prepared by the home club, a verbal presentation of the recipient’s accomplishments shall be given by the presenter. The purpose of the award is to recognize the work the recipient has done in his/her year as Governor, as well as recap the many contributions made to the District and home club. The Harry Hoile Former Governor’s Award was established in April 1991. The names of the winners are included annually in the AAF District 7 Directory & Resource Guide.
District 7 Hall of Fame
The District 7 Hall of Fame shall be presented on an “as appropriate” basis.
The selection committee shall be appointed, only when a nomination is submitted in accordance with all guideline criteria. The incumbent Governor shall appoint the selection committee to be comprised of one representative of the incumbent Governor and at least four past District 7 Governors. Nominations shall be submitted in writing to the District 7 Hall of Fame Committee, care of the incumbent Governor, no later than February 15 and should not exceed 2 pages, with no attachments.
If possible, presentation of the Hall of Fame Award shall be made during the Governor’s Gala at the annual District Convention, usually held in April. The recipient will receive a personal plaque. Since this is a lifetime award, the recipient should be notified ahead of time so arrangements can be made for this distinguished announcement.
No call for nominations will be distributed.
Criteria will be listed in the annual District Directory and the District 7 guidelines book, presented to all incoming officers/presidents/directors, under the Awards section.
Any former Governor of the District 7 or current officer, President, regional director (excluding the incumbent Governor) shall be permitted to nominate an individual. Past District 7 Hall of Fame recipients shall not be eligible.
Selection of a District 7 Hall of Fame recipient shall be by unanimous decision of the Committee, The name of the nominee shall then be submitted to the current District Executive Committee which also must agree unanimously. An individual may be nominated more than once. The nominee must meet all the following criteria to be eligible:
- A former District 7 Governor
- Exhibited exemplary, extraordinary, dedicated and lengthy service to the District 7 and/or AAF.
- Achieved the highest success in the field of advertising and/or related industry.
- Shown consistent high degree of creative, original actions and initiatives to the District 7.
- Indicates an on-going dedication to increase the stature, enhance the image and raise the standards of the District 7 and AAF and the field of advertising.
- Has continually shown an exceptional commitment of activity in other civic and/or religious organizations dedicated to some phase of human/social welfare.
Hall of Fame members include:
1985 Jim Ward, Nashville, TN, Governor 1974-75
1988 Dr. Bruce Roche, Tuscaloosa, AL, Governor 1980-81
1989 Jan Gardner, Memphis, TN, Governor 1983-84
1995 Trena Packer Street, Memphis, TN, Governor 1989-90
1999 Charlie Malone, Nashville, TN, Governor 1991-92
2004 Jimmy Warren, Tuscaloosa, AL, Governor 1996-97
2010 Sherri Sawyer, Memphis , TN, Governor 1998-99
2018 Vicki Mills, Macon, GA, Governor 2006-07