BOC Accepting Nominations for Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service

June 12, 2019

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) announces nominations are now open for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service, an honor named after longtime practitioner, BOC board member and leader James Newberry, Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who passed away in 2016.

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

“We are pleased to continue Jim’s legacy through recognizing exemplary professionals who are dedicated to BOC,” says BOC Board Chair Wayne R. Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, FAAOP. “BOC looks forward to this year’s nominations.”

Last year’s award recipient James “Jim” L. Hewlett, BOCO was honored at a special dinner with BOC’s Board of Directors. The BOC board will invite this year’s winner to be their guests at a board meeting or other appropriate event to receive the award, with travel, lodging and meal expenses covered by BOC. BOC will also recognize the winner in a news release and other promotional materials, including signage at BOC headquarters. Each honoree also will receive a special commemorative plaque.

To qualify for the award, individuals must have a proven history of service and volunteerism with BOC. To submit a nomination, visit the Jim Newberry Award page on BOC’s website at The deadline to submit nominations is September 6, 2019. Please direct any questions pertaining to the award to 877.776.2200 or email for more information.