Jim Edmundson Lifetime Achievement Award:
Dr. Jim Edmundson began an affiliation with NCFADS in 1978 serving as its administrative coordinator. As a university administrator, Jim contributed leadership, academic program planning, and operational processes to the development of NCFADS. In 1992, he was named Executive Director and served in that role until his retirement in 2016. Jim’s exceptional leadership over a span of 38 years resulted in the NCFADS Lifetime Achievement Award being changed to include his name to honor his extensive and valuable service.
The NCFADS Foundation will honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the fields of professional alcohol and drug prevention, treatment, counseling and other related areas. This award is intended to recognize achievements over the span of one’s career.
Award recipient will be selected at the NCFADS board meeting in April of each year.
The following guidelines shall establish the general basis upon which the Foundation will honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the fields of professional alcohol and drug prevention, treatment, counseling and other related areas.
1. One annual and perpetual award will be given every year.
2. It shall be called the “Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award”.
3. For anyone distinguishing themselves in the field of substance abuse in North Carolina.
4. Achievements should encompass the cumulative period of one’s professional work.
5. The entire Foundation Achievement Award description, process, and application form will be posted on the web site.
Each application form will include a notation to the effect that it may be duplicated and shared with any other
1. At the Fall Foundation Board Meeting, the Board President will appoint an Awards Committee of no less than four members.
2. By January 5, all application information will posted on the NCFADS web site.
3. By April 1, all applications must be returned to the Foundation office.
4. At the (April) Foundation Board Meeting ‑ nominees will be presented, discussed, and approved. This process will consider the following possible circumstances:
— When there is no response or only one nominee, the Awards Committee will solicit input from the board for other nominees.
— If two to nine nominees are received by the committee, up to five will be presented to the board for selection.
— In the event the committee receives ten or more nominees, the Awards Committee will screen some and recommend to the board five of those submitted.
5. At the Summer School Banquet, after the awards ceremony, an announcement will be made regarding solicitations for the following year’s award.
1. Foundation Board Members may not be eligible for an award while serving in this capacity with the Foundation.
2. Submissions from a board member’s organization or family would require that board member abstain from the Awards Committee’s selection process.
3. Proposed Content For the Form:
a. Note that this submission may be for anyone distinguishing themselves in the field of substance abuse in N. C.
b. Space to list significant achievements.
c. Space to list involvement in other substance abuse activities.
d. Space for the nominator to summarize the reasons for his/her nomination in fifty words or less.
e. A listing of three references who could attest to the information on this form to include names, addresses, and telephone numbers for Committee use.
4. The Foundation will offer to the recipient a plaque and all travel expenses (at the approved state rate) for the recipient and his/her guest.