The award was for :
1. Members of our college who made significant contributions to our college, either financially or by advancing it for the benefit of its members.
2. This is to be a special award presented to members who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty. It was/is not meant to be just another award after SBOG.
3. As far as qualifications, the recipient must be nominated to the awards committee for vetting. The recipient must be able to demonstrate he/she did more than just act as a president, or member of a committee. They advanced our college financially, or politically. They made things better for all D.O.'s in our organization or even profession.
Examples: Dr. Dubin, while executive director of the AOCOO HNS started the foundation and helped make it financially independent, so that it can help all the members, and future members of our college.
Perhaps a member of our college becomes president of the AOA, or a senator or representative of congress. While in that role they acted to advance our college or D.O.'s in the national eye.