Mile High Branch Award Nomination Forms
The recipient should have daily contact with laboratory animals. The recipient should demonstrate; positive attitudes toward animal welfare, performance excellence, pursuit of knowledge in the field of laboratory animal care, and innovative approaches to husbandry related problems. All considerations being equal, candidates having current membership in local or national AALAS will be given preference. This award is open to all in the field of laboratory animal care. Supervisory responsibility and formal degrees are not important considerations for this award.
Nominee should be an animal care technician, supervisor, veterinary/animal health technician, or support staff with a minimum of one year work experience in laboratory animal science and not eligible for travel funds from their employer to attend the national meeting. Nominee’s participation in a national meeting should foster a commitment to a future in lab animal science and provide opportunity to a member with less experience participating in national branch activities. Nominee’s supervisor must sign off permission for nominee to attend national AALAS meeting and nominee is expected to either speak at a MHB meeting or submit an article to the newsletter on their experiences at the national AALAS meeting.
This award is given specifically for the activities of an individual within the branch and is based on the following criteria: Demonstrates a positive attitude, high performance level, and innovative approach toward the betterment of animal care. Promotes the field of laboratory animal technology through education or training of technicians and participation in the certification process. Assumes a leadership role that promotes the certification process. Supports AALAS (branch member, national member, AALAS certification). Actively participates in the MHB through years of service, presentation of papers, programs, workshops, posters, or special activities and awards. Individual accomplishments: additional certificates earned or pertinent education, participation in additional learning or information exchange programs for other societies, schools, etc; employment responsibilities, and personal projects and achievements which have benefited the Branch.
This award is given to a member who has dedicated their time and effort above and beyond their normal expectations. This person attends and participates in branch meetings including (but not limited to); general and board meetings, serves on the Board of Directors, is available to willingly help their fellow members, gives input to the Branch, volunteers, works hard to meet deadlines and encourages others to become active within the Branch. This person is dedicated to the field of laboratory animal science and its betterment. This person is respected by their peers for their commitment to the MHB and its goals.