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Texas NAME Award Nominations

Each year, we seek to recognize outstanding educators, researchers, and activists in our community.  We appreciate you sharing these contributions with us through our nomination platform below.

Nominations should be received by March 10, 2023.

Click HERE to begin the nomination process.

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Norvella P. Carter Outstanding Teaching Award, EC-12 Education

Award granted to an individual that has taught in an EC-12 (Early Childhood - 12th Grade) educational setting for at least five years. The award nominee advocates for the advancement of multicultural education in their courses and demonstrates culturally diverse and responsive teaching practices. The award nominee clearly values education for all students. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.

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Patricia J. Larke Research Award

Award granted to an individual that has provided significant scholarly contributions to the field of multicultural education or closely related area of study. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.

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Hassana Alidou Outstanding Teaching Award, Postsecondary Faculty

Award granted to an individual that has taught in a Texas postsecondary setting for at least five years. The award nominee advocates for the advancement of multicultural education in their courses and demonstrates culturally diverse and responsive teaching practices. The award nominee clearly values education for all students. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.

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Lakia M. Scott Emerging Scholar Award

Award granted to a doctoral candidate who has demonstrated scholarly contributions in the field of multicultural education or closely related area of study.  Nominees should be currently engaged in the TX NAME Emerging Scholars program.  Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.

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Bette Tate Beaver Service Award

Award granted to an individual that has taught in a Texas postsecondary setting for at least five years. The award nominee advocates for the advancement of multicultural education in their courses and demonstrates culturally diverse and responsive teaching practices. The award nominee clearly values education for all students. Nominee does not necessarily have to be a NAME member, but the Nominator should be a current, active NAME member. Self-Nominations are acceptable.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is not up for traditional nomination and is decided by the Board of Directors.  It is not an annual award, but one given when deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.