2018 SPWA Annual Awards Program

2018 Winners

Excellence in Leadership – Ms. Che Glover

Excellence in MentorshipMs. Melissa Blakesly

Excellence in Community Outreach – Dr Pam Clay

Distinguished Essay – Col Naomi Mercer

Meritorious Essay – Mrs. Carrie Limo


The Department of Defense Senior Professional Women’s Association is proud to offer three annual awards in 2018. The objective of the annual awards program is to promote and share models of excellence and to recognize exemplary members.

How to Submit a Nomination / Deadline

Nominations were accepted until 31 Aug 18.  The nomination window has closed for this year’s program.

Award Criteria

  • Entrants must be members in good standing of the DoD SPWA at the time of submission and selection. Likewise, the nominee must be a member in good standing
  • Entrants may self-nominate
  • No member will be permitted to be a repeat winner for more than two consecutive years in the same category


Winners will be featured at the DoD SPWA website and recognized at the DoD SPWA awards ceremony.

Award Selection Procedures

A selection panel chaired by the SPWA Vice President will make final recommendations to the President. The selection panel will include not less than four Board members. A judge must recuse him/herself if a conflict of interest exists. Nominee names will be removed for the review of the nominations.

Nominations will be judged on adherence to topic and content (provides significant examples tied to the relevant category).

For More Information

Vice President, SPWA, Ms. Terri Schulze, (571) 256-2707, terri.e.schulze.civ@mail.mil