Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seeking Nominations for Awards Recognizing Excellence in Outdoor Leadership

Why Nominate for WEA Awards

In 1992, Dr. Mark Wagstaff received the Frank Lupton Service Award. The Lupton Award, named after the WEA founder and service-driven educator recognizes an individual who has been actively involved with the WEA for at least ten years. Recipients are recognized for their outstanding efforts to support the association: they serve as an outstanding ambassador of the WEA and make a significant impact on the association through service in volunteer roles on the Board of Directors, on committees, in fundraising, as a conference presenter, in curriculum development, and with JOREL contributions.
Receiving the award was meaningful to Mark because he devoted thee years of his professional life to the WEA to serve as the Executive Director. At the time he received the award, he had stepped down to pursue his doctorate degree at Oklahoma State. He really appreciated being recognized for his work and accomplishments during his tenure as Executive Director: it made him feel appreciated and valued. He urges today's members to nominate colleagues and peers. 
“At this point in time, it is paramount that individuals be recognized. The organization is driven by volunteers who donate significant time and energy into the organization. Nominating those who deserve recognition is a powerful way to honor individuals for their effort and commitment.”

Nominations for 2020 Awards are open now. Simple online nomination forms are available to all WEA members after logging into the WEA website member portal. 

Read more about the awards and see past recipients at

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