Regional Sponsor Award
Regional Sponsor of the Year Award Description
Mu Alpha Theta established this award in 2015 to honor outstanding sponsors of Mu Alpha Theta chapters which may not have attended the National Convention. Each year the Regional Sponsor of the Year Award honors a current sponsor from each Region who has labored tirelessly and made significant contributions to Mu Alpha Theta. To be nominated, the individual must have served as a Mu Alpha Theta sponsor for at least five years and cannot currently be a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Governing Council.
The award includes a $1,000 cash award to the winner from each region and an award of $1,000 to the sponsor's chapter.
The Regional Governors will comprise the selection committee to choose the winners of the awards. Their decision will be announced no later than April 15 and an article about the winners will appear in the May Mu Alpha Theta Newsletter. Winning teachers will need to submit a completed W9 form, since the award could be taxable depending upon the teacher’s circumstances.
Sponsors may win at most one of the following in the same calendar year:
- A Regional Sponsor of the Year Award
- The Sister Scholastica Award
- The Huneke Award
No sponsor may win The Regional Sponsor of the Year Award more than once in a ten year period.
How To Nominate A Sponsor
Nominations should be made by a coworker, administrator, or other Mu Alpha Theta sponsor. Sponsors may also self-nominate. Please fill out the Nomination Form and include the Nominee Information Form. The Nominee Information Form should be filled out by the person being nominated. Both forms should be sent together with three recommendation letters, at most one from a current student. Other letters may be from co-workers, administrators, former students, or Mu Alpha Theta colleagues.
All nomination materials must be postmarked no later than March 15th and mailed to:
Mu Alpha Theta
Regional Sponsor of the Year Award
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Suite 190
Norman, OK 73019
*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the Nomination Form.
First Annual Regional Sponsor Award Winners
Each winner receives a $1,000 cash award and a $1,000 Chapter Grant
- Region 1 – No nominees
- Region 2 – Pragati Bannerjee, Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX
- Region 3 – Doug Porter, Marion High School in Marion, IN
- Region 4 – Sue Traynham, Walter L. Sickles High School in Tampa, FL