ACHA Affiliate New Professional Award: Nominations Due 1/20/22

The ACHA Affiliate New Professionals award recognizes ACHA members who have provided service to the field of college health for FIVE years or less and who have made significant contributions to their institutions and/or affiliate.

We encourage you to take some time to also reflect on the past few years and give a colleague the recognition they deserve. Nominate them TODAY for the Affiliate New Professional Award!

How to Nominate a Candidate for Affiliate New Professionals Awards

  • Write a letter of nomination.
  • Have at least one colleague write a letter of support.
  • Send all letters to the NECHA Past President, Tanya Sullivan, by January 20, 2022.
The Executive Board of each affiliate will then select one award recipient and forward this information to the ACHA National Office.


Recipients for the 2021 Louise Gazzara Award and the President’s Award have been announced! Please go to designated pages below for recipient information.

NECHA President’s Award

This award recognizes the contributions to College Health by an individual working in the field from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The individual selected should have made significant contributions to the students they serve as well as their institution, and the field of college health. The nominee should be a creative, innovative, dedicated leader and mentor, known for their sharing and caring. This award represents the highest recognition given by the New England College Health Association.

View NECHA’s 2021 President’s Award Recipient here.

Louise Gazzara Award

This award honors a college health nurse who has made outstanding contributions to NECHA, her/his college or university, and the profession. The award was originally established by CHAND (College Health Association of Nurse Directors) in 1992 to honor Louise Gazzara on the occasion of her retirement after 25 distinguished years as Director of Nursing at Tufts University. Louise was also a longstanding member of NECHA, serving as president in 1982, and ACHA. In 2000, NECHA assumed responsibility for the Louise Gazzara Award, continuing to use the criteria established by CHAND.

View NECHA’s 2021 Louise Gazzara Award Recipient here.


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