Policy: Each Specialty Board President and/or Specialty Academy President may award one specialist within their specialty to recognize the specialist’s service to their specialty board and/or the academy. The specialist recognized is to be determined by the specialty board president and/or specialty academy president. By June 1 of the year the award is to be conferred, the Convocation and Awards chair will solicit all specialty board and academy presidents to offer a Specialty Award recipient. The deadline for informing the Convocation and Award Committee chair of a Specialty Award recipient is July 15. The Convocation and Award Committee chair will notify the recipient of the award and the awardee will be invited to receive the award at the Convocation ceremony. If the awardee is unable to attend Convocation the award will be mailed to the awardee.