BOC Seeks Nominations for Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service

June 23, 2021

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is seeking nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service to BOC and is presented in honor and remembrance of longtime practitioner, BOC board member and leader James Newberry, Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who passed away in 2016.

Nominees for the award must have a proven history of service to and volunteerism with BOC. Nominees should exemplify the superior model lived out by Newberry during his more than four decades in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Nominees might include—but are not limited to— former BOC board members, BOC volunteers, vendors, or consultants.

“We are pleased to continue Jim’s legacy by recognizing exemplary professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to BOC through volunteerism, advocacy, board service, and other service to the organization,” says BOC Board Chair L. Bradley “Brad” Watson, BOCO, BOCP, LPO. “We encourage nominations of eligible colleagues from our community for this prestigious honor and look forward to reviewing this year’s group of outstanding candidates.”

To review the award requirements and nominate a colleague for the award, visit the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service on BOC’s website. Select nominees will be asked to complete and submit an award application that details their service to BOC. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, September 3, 2021. For more information, please call 877.776.2200 or email