RMPA Mentor Award
According to legend, Mentor is the name of the person to whom Odysseus entrusted the care of his son, Telemachus, when Odysseus set out on those famous wanderings of his that we now call an “odyssey.” Mentor was Odysseus’ wise and trusted counselor as well as tutor to Telemachus.
Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings younger professionals or students in contact with experienced faculty members or other professional psychologists who offer guidance, support, and encouragement aimed at developing the knowledge, professional skills, competencies, and character of the younger person.
RMPA recognizes that the mentoring relationship is vital in the development of psychology graduates and students at all levels and has established a Mentor Award to recognize outstanding mentors. The Mentor Award Committee is comprised of the RMPA President, Past-President and the President-Elect. Recommendations of the awards committee are ratified by the RMPA Executive Committee. A nominee who does not win the award will automatically have his or her materials considered for a second year.
Criteria for the Award:
Please nominate a RMPA member who has demonstrated exceptional mentoring through some or all of the following activities:
Involving large numbers of students in the annual RMPA meeting.
Guiding the early career development of various members of RMPA and/or of the profession
Supervising and encouraging the scholarly activities of various members of RMPA and/or the profession.
Contributing to the professional development of members of RMPA and/or the profession.
To Nominate a Candidate for the Award please submit:
A brief nomination letter summarizing the person’s mentoring by addressing the criteria above.
Self-nominations are acceptable. Send nominations via e-mail to: ROXANNE SULLIVAN, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Past RMPA Mentor Award Winners
2011 Paul Bell Colorado State University
2012 Steve Barney Southern Utah University
2013 Roxanne Sullivan Bellevue University
2014 Lynn White Southern Utah University
2015 Patrick Sherry University of Denver
2016 Rick Miller Texas A&M University – Kingsville
2017 Doug Woody University of Northern Colorado
2018 Krista D. Forrest University of Nebraska
2019 Krista Bridgmon Colorado State University Pueblo