Chapter and Student Chapter of the Year Awards

Active and effective chapters and student chapters are needed to achieve The Wildlife Society's goals, many of which are best addressed at the state/provincial or local level. Chapters and student chapters also strengthen the Society's membership recruitment and retention efforts by providing opportunities for member involvement in Society activities. The Chapter and Student Chapter of the Year awards pay tribute to and recognize exceptional achievements by these important units of The Wildlife Society.

Chapters and student chapters are invited to nominate themselves for the award. The chapters receiving the award are not eligible to apply for the recognition in the following year. The winning chapter and student chapter receive a special certificate at the Society's annual conference award ceremony and their names are added to a permanent plaque on display at the Society's headquarters. Student chapters also receive a $1,000 travel grant to send a student delegation to the annual conference.

Nomination Instructions

Chapter of the Year Award

Chapters are invited to nominate themselves for the award by completing the Chapter of the Year Application Form (download Word document). Email all materials as a single PDF file to Awards@wildlife.org by March 15, 2014.

Student Chapter of the Year Award

Student chapters are invited to nominate themselves for the award by completing the Student Chapter of the Year Application Form. Email all materials as a single PDF file to Awards@wildlife.org by June 30, 2014.

Student Chapter of the Year Powerpoint, from the 19th Annual Conference in Portland.

Previous Winners

2013
North Dakota Chapter
Missouri Western State University Student Chapter

2012
California University of Pennsylvania Student Chapter

2011
Missouri Western State University Student Chapter

2010
Missouri Chapter
Texax A&M University, Kingsville Student Chapter

2009
Wisconsin Chapter
University of Tennessee Student Chapter

2008
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Student Chapter

2007
Alaska Chapter
Sul Ross (TX) State University Student Chapter

2006
Texas Chapter
University of Tennessee-Martin Student Chapter

2005
Colorado Chapter
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Chapter

2004
Florida Chapter
Colorado State University Student Chapter

2003
Chapters did not participate this year
University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point Student Chapter

2002
Texas Chapter
Texas A&M University-College Station Student Chapter

 

2001
Colorado Chapter
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Chapter

2000
North Carolina Chapter
Colorado State University Student Chapter

1999
Chapters did not participate this year
University of Tennessee-Martin Student Chapter

1998
Texas Chapter
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Chapter

1997
California North Coast Chapter
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Student Chapter

1996
Oregon Chapter
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Student Chapter

1995
Oregon Chapter
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Student Chapter

1994
North Dakota Chapter
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Student Chapter