During the 2019-2021 Biennium, the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors established the “Professional Achievement Award” to recognize brothers for outstanding achievement in their specific profession outside of music education. Any person can serve as a nominator and submit a name for consideration for this award. Nominee criteria and required information for nominations are outlined below.
A nominee must have been initiated into Kappa Kappa Psi as a brother. Membership status can be checked by contacting Kappa Kappa Psi National Headquarters by phone at 405-372-2333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Online Membership Reporting System (OMRS). The Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Awards Committee will be charged with verifying the current membership status of award nominees.
A nominee must have a minimum of ten years of experience working in any professional field outside of music education.
A nominee must be nominated by one nominator, along with two additional references, and the nomination must substantiate the defined award criteria for the nominee and include letters of recommendation that meet the criteria defined below.
The nominator will be responsible for writing a letter of recommendation for the nominee, writing a cover letter for the nomination, obtaining two additional references for the nomination, and submitting all required documentation for the nomination; this nomination should substantiate the defined award criteria for the nominee and include the nominator’s and references’ letters of recommendation. The nominator will also provide the nominee’s resume, CV or links to the nominee’s website, Linkedin, or company website that reference their professional and personal accolades. The nominator should include their own contact information with their letter of recommendation. The nominator will also be the main contact person for the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors’ designee. The nominator is not required to have any affiliation with Kappa Kappa Psi; however, neither the nomination nor supporting documents can be from a nominee’s family member.
The two additional references will each provide to the nominator a letter of recommendation that substantiates the defined award criteria for the nominee. (The nominator will submit these letters of recommendation with the nomination). Each additional reference should include their own contact information along with letters of recommendation. Of the two additional references, at least one must be from a current or recent supervisor. A total of three letters shall be required for each nomination. Any additional reference is not required to have any affiliation with Kappa Kappa Psi.
All nominations will be submitted via email to email@example.com. Applications may be submitted at any time, but are encouraged by the priority deadlines of May 15 and November 15 annually.
All nominations will be submitted to the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors’ designee. A nomination can be submitted at any time, as there is no deadline or limit of recipients associated with this award. It is strongly suggested that nominees remain unaware of their nominations until and unless they actually receive the award in case there is any issue that prevents such recognition. In such a situation, the nominator will be notified by the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors’ designee of any issues with the nomination and will be counseled regarding a suggested course of action.
After reviewing a nomination, the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Awards Committee may recommend to the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors approval of this award for the nominee. If the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors approves the recognition of the nominee through this award, the nominator will be informed of that decision. (However, the award recipient will not be notified at that time.) The nominator and the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors will discuss possible upcoming events during which the award could be presented. Such presentations would preferably occur as close as possible to where the recipient works and surrounded by those who know the recipient best. The Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors will use their discretion to select the presentation event and award presenter. The award recipient will receive a framed certificate and a lapel pin designed particularly for recipients of this award. Award recipients will also be commemorated in appropriate fraternity records.