The nomination period for the Jim Newberry Award is now closed. Thank you for your nominations.

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About the Award

The Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service recognizes outstanding individuals who perform extraordinary service to BOC and live out the superior example modeled by former practitioner and BOC board member James Newberry, Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD during his more than four decades in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Winners might include—but are not limited to—former board members, test development volunteers, vendors or other business partners, certificants, personnel from BOC-accredited facilities, and consultants. See the Newberry Award Eligibility Overview for complete details.

Who is eligible?

    • past members of the BOC board 
    • BOC test development volunteers
    • BOC vendors
    • BOC business partners
    • BOC certificants
    • personnel from BOC-accredited facilities
    • consultants

 Who is not eligible?

    • current members of the BOC Board of Directors
    • current members of the BOC staff
About The Process
  1. Nomination period opens June 8, 2020.
  2. Eligible nominees will be contacted by BOC and asked to complete and submit an application form.
  3. Nomination period closes September 16, 2020.
  4. Application deadline is September 25, 2020.
  5. Winner is announced TBD.

Past recipients of the BOC Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service to BOC

2020 Nomination Form

September 16, 2020: The nomination period for the 2020 Newberry Award program is now closed.

Please complete all information below. Incomplete submissions may not be eligible to move ahead in the process. View the Newberry Award Eligibility Overview for complete details.

Note: Current BOC Board or staff members are not eligible for this award. Nominations may not be submitted by BOC staff and/or by family members of prospective nominees. Self nominations will not be considered.

Newberry Award - 2020


Nominator Information


Nominee Information

BOC will contact the nominee with next steps, but the nominator must provide the full information requested below:

Include information about BOC leadership roles, committee work, advocacy, etc. (300-500 words)