ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award

The ADEA Council of Sections (COS) Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section recognizes a Section for exceptional demonstrated activities above and beyond the requirements throughout the year.

Dr. Thomas F. Nowlin served in several roles within the council, including Chair of Sections. He was well known in the council for his collegiality, positive attitude, creativity, honor, ethics and dedication to the craft of dental education. Thus, in 2006, the award was named after Dr. Nowlin to honor his memory, contributions and leadership in the ADEA COS.

Each section is required to submit its Annual Report no later than July 1 of each year. Each ADEA COS Administrative Board member evaluates the reports of his or her assigned groups, ranks them based on the selection criteria and nominates one group for consideration to receive the award. The ADEA COS Administrative Board serves as the selection committee for this award.

Note: On-time submission of annual reports is required for nomination.

The following criteria, provided in the annual report template, will be used in the selection process.

  • Annual program.
  • Members forum.
  • External activities.
  • Communications.
  • Collaborations, special assignments and projects.
  • Attendance.
  • Goals for the coming year.

The recipient of the ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section is announced and recognized during the ADEA COS Members’ Meeting during the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.

2017
ADEA Section on Dental Assisting Education


2016

ADEA Section on Cariology


2015

ADEA Section on Educational Research, Development and Curriculum


2014

ADEA Section on Endodontics


2013

ADEA Section on Orthodontics


2012

ADEA Section on Anatomical Sciences


2011

ADEA Section on Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Microbiology


2010

ADEA Section on Minority Affairs


2009

ADEA Section on Dental Informatics


2008

ADEA Section on Dental Hygiene


2007

ADEA Section on Anatomical Sciences
ADEA Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics Education


2006

ADEA Section on Business and Financial Administration
ADEA Section on Clinic Administration
ADEA Section on Periodontics


2005

ADEA Section on Dental Hygiene Education
ADEA Section on Operative Dentistry


2004

ADEA Section on Educational Research, Development and Curriculum
ADEA Sections on Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics