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2017 Hunt SMA Sustained Outstanding Service Award 

Nominations for the 2017 Hunt SMA Sustained Outstanding Service Award are due by April 20th, 2017 

“We create value for our members, organizations, and society through professional development, high-impact scholarship and teaching, engaging programs, and deliberate, socially responsible acts. We do this while maintaining a sense of community that involves nurturing members, building collaborations, enhancing life-long friendships, and making a difference with our activities.”

SMA’s Mission Statement 

In keeping with SMA’s mission, tradition, and Jerry Hunt’s legacy, the 2017 James G. (Jerry) Hunt Sustained Outstanding Service Award (SOSA) seeks to recognize an individual who has provided continued outstanding service to SMA. This honor is awarded based upon; (1) Magnitude/Impact of the Nominee’s contributions to SMA; (2) Variety of Contributions to SMA, and (3) Length of Service to SMA. 

The Hunt Award recognizes an individual who has consistently helped SMA reach its goals and mission over a period of years. The individual recognized must have made important, sustained, and current contributions to SMA, including, but not limited to, elected office (e.g., board member, treasurer, secretary), appointed position (e.g., track chairs, committees) and volunteer service (e.g., paper reviewers, session chairs and discussants) as well as extraordinary contributions to SMA (e.g., local arrangements, financial contributions). The award winner will be recognized at the 2017 SMA meeting. A notice with the winner's photo and contributions will be featured on the SMA webpage. 

Previous winners of this prestigious award include:
2003 – Jerry Hunt, Texas Tech
2004 – Art Bedeian, LSU
2005 – David Van Fleet, ASU West
2006 – Bob Ford, UCF
2007 – Jack Duncan, UAB
2008 - Pam Perrewé, Florida State
2009 - Chet Schriesheim, University of Miami 
2010 - K. Michele (Micki) Kacmar, University of Alabama
2011 – Geralyn Franklin, Stephen F. Austin State University
2012 – Mark Martinko, University of Queensland
2013 - Kevin Mossholder, Auburn University
2014 – Mark Gavin, West Virginia University
2015 – Bob Greer, Texas Christian University
2016 – Archie Carroll, University of Georgia

Nominations will be accepted via email. An acknowledgment of receipt of the nomination will be sent to the primary nominator. Self-nominations are also accepted. All nominees must be SMA members and the award winner must accept the honor in person at the 2017 SMA Annual Conference. Nomination materials must include: (1) a list of the nominee's SMA activities and the dates in which they occurred and (2) three letters in support of nomination.

Nominations must be received on or before April 20th, 2017.

Email nominations should be sent to Ben Tepper at

Postal mail nominations should be sent to:

Ben Tepper
Department of Management & Human Resources
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
Columbus OH 43210

Sponsors of the 2017 SMA Meeting

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