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Walter S. Mangold Award

The Walter S. Mangold Award, which was established in 1955, was first awarded to Walter Mangold in 1956 for his lifetime dedication to upgrading the professional education and performance of sanitarians; to raising the standards of the environmental health practitioner, and professionalizing the individual, throughout the country; and for innovating his many brilliant programs that helped shape the environmental health profession throughout the world.

Now, more than fifty-five years later, the Mangold Award continues to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health professional. These contributions include, but are not limited to, promoting the art and science of environmental health through the development of innovative programming, which can be used to resolve environmental health problems in a multitude of areas, including at the national level; acting as a mentor and role model for peers and others; preventing disease and injury and promoting good health in communities, utilizing the highest standards of modern environmental health practices; and continually urging others to improve by use of all forms of modern communication. When we honor those who exemplify the highest quality and service to human kind in environmental health, we also recognize the many in the profession who labor daily without recognition, which is the nature of the environmental health professional’s work.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for the Walter S. Mangold Award, a nominee must:

  • be an active contributing member, in good standing, of the National Environmental Health Association for a minimum of ten years;

  • have been actively engaged in the field of environmental health for a minimum of ten years;

  • have performed professional duties in the field of environmental health well beyond the usual employment requirements (outstanding level) so as to elevate the professional status of the environmental health professional, while preventing disease and injury and promoting good health for individuals and the community;

  • possess a current R.S. (or equivalent) registration, earned either through the nominee’s state or through NEHA; it is suggested that a baccalaureate degree be the minimum requirement for the Mangold award unless there are specific circumstances;

  • exemplify the characteristics and principles for which Walter S. Mangold stood; and

  • not be an incumbent national officer of the association (e.g., President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, or Immediate Past President).

 

Nomination Process

Candidates being considered for the Walter S. Mangold Award may be nominated in one of two ways:

  1. By the local affiliate of which he/she is a member, with each affiliate limited to one candidate, or

  2. By any five NEHA members who may or may not belong to an affiliate.

Note: If a nominee has not been successful in earning the Walter S. Mangold Award, an affiliate is encouraged to re-nominate the individual if he/she possesses the aforementioned quality credentials.

 

Evaluation

According to Article IV, Section I of the NEHA Bylaws, the selection process is handled by the Walter S. Mangold Award Committee, which consists of the prior five recipients of the award. The senior recipient serves as the committee chairperson, who directs and coordinates the evaluation process using a rating sheet – a sample of which is enclosed in Appendix A. In case of resignation or inability to serve, the replacement shall be the sixth, seventh, etc. person, until one is willing and able to serve.  

  

Award Presentation

The Mangold Award is presented at the Presidents’ Banquet at the National Environmental Health Association’s Annual Education Conference & Exhibition.

The Mangold Award consists of a cash honorarium and a 10-inch high crystal apex attached to a black marble base on which is displayed the name of the award honoree. The NEHA logo is etched onto the crystal apex. This award is retained by the recipient. The NEHA office has a permanent award plaque featuring a likeness of Walter Mangold and the name of each award honoree engraved on a separate plate attached to the plaque. The winner also receives free AEC registration and two (2) complimentary tickets to the President’s Banquet. Hotel and other paid food events are the responsibility of the recipient of the award.

 

Submission of Nomination

Two (2) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy of the nomination must be received by March 15 at:  

NEHA

c/o Mangold Award Coordinator

720 South Colorado Blvd.

Suite 1000-N

Denver, CO 80246-1926

Note: Documents received after Monday, March 16, 2015 will not be accepted for review.



Nomination Document

Introduction  

Those who prepare a document in support of a nomination should keep in mind the following factors: 

  1. The committee, when making the decision as to who will become the Walter S. Mangold honoree, is limited to the contents of the written presentation and supporting written documentation as its sole source of information that will be measured against the established criteria. (Strictly enforced) Personal knowledge of a nominee by an evaluator or the candidate’s popularity is not considered by the committee when making decisions about the viability of the presentation for the nominee.

  2. It takes a carefully prepared and complete document to effectively record in depth the contributions of the nominee to the improvement and expansion of the environmental health science field and the growth and development of the working professional at the local, state, national and/or international level.

  3. The committee seeks to recognize those who go beyond local or regional limits to contribute on a national or international level to advancing the profession of environmental health. Committee members are looking for direct effects and documented results that occurred beyond local or state boundaries.

  4. The judges, all former Mangold winners, look for high quality of work performed including information on how the nominee’s exceptional performance is shared with others and affects those around him/her, and how he/she has contributed in outstanding ways to improve the environmental health practice.

  5. The length of the biographical narrative portion of the nomination should not exceed 25 pages, since weight and volume by itself is not necessarily persuasive. However, the supporting documents, found in the appendices, can be considerably more in number. Each portion of the biographical narrative should reflect the high points of the supporting documents.

  6. Affiliates and nominating individuals are urged to focus on those activities and accomplishments in the nominee's career that are most salient and best exhibit his/her contributions to the environmental health profession in developing new programs and the acceptance of the programs by the individual’s peers in other venues. Particular attention should be given to the work of the individual as a mentor to others to help them in their professional growth. The emphasis must be on quality rather than quantity of contributions to the profession; however, a large quantity of quality work is to be commended.

  7. The nominee will be judged separately by each of the five members of the committee utilizing the enclosed rating sheet. (See Appendix A of the PDF document.)

  8. Start your search for a nominee and the necessary documentation early in the year prior to the nominating year.

The nomination documents must be received by NEHA no later than March 17, 2014. 

For additional information on nomination criteria, please review the Walter S. Mangold Award History and Nominating Process document.

 

Mangold Award Winners


2014

Welford Roberts
Virgina

 
1983 Not Given

2013

CAPT. Michael E. Herring, USEHA
Georgia

1982

Vernon Sloulin
Montana

2012

Not Given

1981

John J. McHugh
New York

2011

CAPT Craig A. Shepherd
Tennessee

1980

Not Given

2010

Gary Coleman
North Carolina

1979

Monroe T. Morgan
Tennessee

2009

Colonel Anthony C. Aiken
Georgia

1978

Ward C. Duel
Illinois

2008

Dr. John M. Barry
North Carolina

1977

Not Given

2007

Chris Wiant
Colorado

1976

S. M. Stephenson
Michigan

2006

Not Given

1975

Capt. Dale Truesdell
Uniformed Services

2005

Herman Koren
Indiana

1974

Joseph H. Martin
California

2004

Daryl E. Rowe
Georgia

1973

William A. Broadway
North Carolina

2003

Larry M. Eils
Illinois

1972

William G. Walter
Montana

2002

Harry Grenawitzke
Michigan

1971

Jack Hatlen
Washington

2001

George A. Kupfer
Illinois

1970

John G. Todd
Oklahoma

2000

Not Given

1969

Ben Freedman
Louisiana

1999

David McSwane
Indiana

1968

Francis J. Goldsmith
Washington, D.C.

1998

Eugene Devenport
Utah

1967

Frank A. Justice
Colorado

1997

Charles W. Felix
National Capital Area

1966

A. Clark Slaymaker
Virginia

1996

Leonard F. Rice
South Carolina

1965

Samuel Reed
Washington

1995

Capt. Bruce R. Chelikowsky
Uniformed Services

1964

A. H. Crenshaw
Florida

1994

Joseph W. Walsh, Jr.
Massachusetts

  David B. Peden
Ohio

1993

RADM Webster Young, Jr.
Uniformed Services

1963

V. Harry Adrounie
U.S. Air Force

1992

Amer El-Ahraf
California

  Frank A. Gohr
California
1991 Nina I. McClelland
Michigan
1962 Seymour Barfield
California

 

Bernard S. Weintraub
California

1961

Jerrold M. Michael
Washington, D.C

1990

Sarah B. Kotchian
New Mexico

 

Larry J. Gordon
New Mexico

1989

F. Oris Blackwell
Kentucky

1960

A. Harry Bliss
California

1988

Richard K. Rowe
South Carolina

1959

Verne C. Reierson
Oregon

1987

Richard L. Roberts
California

1958

Harlan Kingsbury
Massachusetts

1986

G. A. Verrone
Uniformed Services

1957

Milton M. Miller
Colorado

1985

Trenton G. Davis
North Carolina

  Floyd M. Miller
Louisiana

1984

Bailus Walker, Jr.
Massachusetts

1956 Walter S. Mangold
California

 

 

 

 


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