OWINGS MILLS, Md. (June 18, 2020)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is seeking nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. Now in its fourth year, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service to BOC. It is presented in honor and remembrance of longtime practitioner, BOC board member and leader James Newberry, Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who passed away in 2016.

Nominees for the award must have a proven history of service and volunteerism with BOC. Nominees should exemplify the superior model lived out by Newberry during his more than four decades in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Winners might include—but are not limited to—certificants, vendors, consultants, business partners, or former BOC board members.

“We are pleased to continue the memory and legacy of Mr. Newberry’s long-standing devotion to BOC and the orthotic and prosthetic profession through this meaningful award,” said BOC Board Chair L. Bradley “Brad” Watson, BOCO, BOCP, LPO. “We look forward to receiving this year’s nominations, and encourage our community to nominate eligible colleagues for this prestigious honor.”

To review the award requirements and submit an online nomination, visit the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service on BOC’s website. Select nominees will be asked to complete and submit an award application that details their service to BOC. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.