BOC Calls for Nominations for Newberry Award

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is calling for nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service.

The award recognizes people who “demonstrate extraordinary service to BOC,” the organization said in a news announcement.

The award is named for James Newberry Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who passed away in 2016.

In the news announcement, BOC said, “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.”

BOC Board Chair L. Bradley Watson, BOCO, BOCP, LPO, said, “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. We look forward to receiving this year’s nominations and encourage our community to nominate eligible colleagues for this prestigious honor.”

Learn about eligible awards candidates (and add your nominations) by visiting the BOC Web site.


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