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Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: To honor an individual who has provided continuing, meritorious and imaginative service to IFT. The award was first presented to Calvert L. Willey, then Executive Director of IFT, in 1987 and initiated on the 50th Anniversary of IFT in 1989.

Award: $3,000 honorarium and a plaque from IFT

Eligibility: The nominee must have been a Professional Member of IFT for 15 years or more, or a Member of IFT for 25 years or more, or on the IFT staff for 25 years or more. The nominee must not have received any other IFT Achievement Award. This does not include election as an IFT Fellow, or the Marcel Loncin Research Prize. The primary consideration is continuing service to the Institute, rather than specific contributions to research, education, or development. Qualification is based on dedication, unique service, and supreme effort on behalf of IFT.

Special Instructions:
The Nomination Statement must not be more than four typed pages.

Required Reading

Nomination Statement Requirements:

  • Not to exceed four typed pages
  • Include educational background, professional affiliations, honors, and appointments of nominee
  • List offices held (IFT, section, division) and dates; committees served on (IFT, section, division) and dates; and other IFT activities
  • Explain why this individual should receive this award (refer to the “Eligibility” section in the award description as shown below)

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