Jim Edmundson Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Edmundson Lifetime Achievement Award:

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.

Dr. Jim Edmundson’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. Jim 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.



  1. Nominations must be submitted online by April 1 of each year.
  2. The NCFADS Board may request additional information.  Timely feedback is necessary to be considered for the award.
  3. Persons making nominations will be informed of the status of the nomination by July 1.
  4. Honoree will recognized during the NCFADS Summer School Awards Ceremony.


**Please note Foundation Board Members may not be eligible for an award while serving in this capacity with the    Foundation.