Honorary Membership in NASFAA is the highest honor that the Association can bestow on a person who is neither a member nor affiliated with a member organization.
Since this is the highest such award that NASFAA can give, the individual receiving it must have made truly outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession over a sustained period of time. It is not expected that honorary membership will be granted in recognition of a single accomplishment, but for continued efforts over a period of time. Several members of Congress, a former Secretary of Education, and a former Commissioner of Education have received this award.
The 2016 award cycle is open through February 5, 2016 and winners will be announced at the 2016 NASFAA National Conference in Washington, DC. NASFAA members can submit their Honorary Membership Award Nomination through this form.
There were no recipients of this award in 2015. However, the past winners list is available in PDF format.