The Barbara E. Northup Excellence in Community Involvement Award is given during a Biennial Conference year to honor the member of the Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ARID) that demonstrates outstanding community involvement in the Deaf and/or Deaf/Blind Communities of Arkansas. The Award is a memorial to Barbara Northup, a commended and dedicated member of ARID and forever cherished member of the Deaf Communities of Arkansas.
The winner will receive an award to be presented at the Biennial Conference General Membership Meeting. ARID will pay for all awards and engraving costs to be deducted from the ARID Sunshine Committee fund.
Nominations Review Committee
The nominations review committee will consist of the current ARID Board of Directors in a biennial year.
- A nominee must be nominated by another member of ARID.
- No Nominations Review Committee Member can submit a nomination.
- The nominee must be an active member of ARID including voting, supporting, and student statuses in a biennial year.
- Nominees must have completed two years of membership in ARID including the biennial year in which the nominee is nominated.
Nominations must be made in writing on an official form (attached) and submitted no later than May 31st in a given biennial year. Any late submissions cannot be accepted. Nominations must be submitted to the ARID Board of Directors.
Written nominations should contain narratives that address specifics about the nominee. They should include examples of how the nominee has contributed to the Deaf Communities of Arkansas and traits of the nominee.