Awards

Membership Awards

In an effort to recognize the amazing work of our colleagues across the state, the OH-AHEAD Board annually solicits nominations for two membership awards: The Dr. Lydia Block Rising Star Award and The L. Scott Lissner Outstanding Leadership Award. You can find descriptions of each of the awards below. Recipients receive a commemorative plaque, free registration for that year’s OH-AHEAD conference, and one year free membership to OH-AHEAD. The call for nominations is typically sent out in March/April and the recipients are presented the award during that year’s conference.

Click here to view a list of past award winners

Click here to learn more about Dr. Lydia Block & L. Scott Lissner

Dr. Lydia Block Rising Star Award:

  • Nominee has worked in disability services less than five years at time of nomination (both professional and graduate student staff are eligible).
  • Either the nominator or nominee must be a current OH-AHEAD member (memberships can be added after nomination).
  • Nominee demonstrates passion for the work, capacity for future leadership, and examples of above-and-beyond service.
  • Involvement in OH-AHEAD and/or AHEAD considered a plus.

 

L. Scott Lissner Outstanding Leadership Award:

  • Nominee has worked in disability services at least five years at time of nomination (professional staff only).
  • Either the nominator or nominee must be a current OH-AHEAD member (memberships can be added after nomination).
  • Nominee demonstrates passion for the work, has contributed to the advancement of the disability services profession, and has helped increase opportunities for students with disabilities as a whole.
  • Involvement in OH-AHEAD and/or AHEAD considered a plus.