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., roxanne.sullivan@bellevue.edu

The Deadline for Nominations is February 15, 2020

Past RMPA Mentor Award Winners 

Congratulations 2019 RMPA Mentor Award Winner Krista Bridgmon, Colorado State University Pueblo

Congratulations 2019 RMPA Mentor Award Winner Krista Bridgmon, Colorado State University Pueblo

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