The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award
The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award encourages the mentoring of junior staff in the statistical community in Federal, State, or Local government. It is awarded annually to a supervisor, technical director, team coordinator, or other member of the Federal, State, or Local government statistical staff who is nominated by a supervisor and co-workers for his or her efforts in supporting the work and developing the careers of junior staff.
The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award was established to honor Dr. Griffith who died in August 2001 after working for more than 25 years in the Federal statistical system. Throughout her career, and especially in her latter senior management positions at the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Science Foundation, one of Jeanne’s highest priorities was to mentor and encourage younger staff at all levels to learn, to grow, and to recognize and seize career opportunities as they came along.
The winning mentor(s) will be selected for his or her efforts in supporting the work and developing the careers of junior staff. Examples of typical mentoring activities include:
The previous recipients of the Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award are:
If you’re not familiar with the award or would like more information about the history of the award, see the excellent article (including some pictures from the ceremony) in the October 2013 issue of Amstat News on page 34.
Nominations for 2016 will be accepted beginning in January 2016. The last date for submission of nominations is April 4, 2016, and the Award Committee will make its determination of the award winner by May 13, 2016. The award will consist of a $1,000, a citation, and a plaque, which will be presented at a ceremony arranged by the co-sponsors in June 2016.
The nomination package must be mailed or emailed no later than April 4, 2016, to:
The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award Committee
For more information about the nominating process for the 2016 award, please go to: http://www.amstat.org/sections/sgovt/JEGform16.doc or http://www.amstat.org/sections/sgovt/JEGform16.pdf.
The Jeanne E. Griffith award is supported by the ASA Government Statistics Section and Social Statistics Section, NORC at University of Chicago, Westat, American Institutes for Research (AIR), American Educational Research Association (AERA), The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS), Washington Statistical Society, and the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP). Please contact Kevin Cecco at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to contribute to the award.