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Barbara H Finck Award

The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children annually seeks nominations for the FLAEYC Barbara H Finck Award. This honor is awarded to a member who has given outstanding service to the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children locally and statewide.

The Barbara H Finck Award is presented annually during the annual conference to recognize the outstanding work of one or more individual Florida AEYC members.  Barbara served as the first President of FACUS in 1956 and as President of SACUS in 1960-62.  This award, formerly known as the FACUS Award, was renamed in her honor in 1995.

Criteria for selection – the nominee must:

  1. Be a current and active member of FLAEYC for at least 10 years. The nominee may not be a current Board member or a member of the award subcommittee.
  2. Have demonstrated:
    1. Dedication to improving the quality of life for young children and their families.
    2. Superior ability to inspire members toward professionalism through dedication and concern for young children.
    3. Outstanding service to their local affiliate over the years.
    4. Significant service to Florida AEYC over the years.
    5. Professional and personal qualities which clearly indicate that this person is outstanding in his field.
  3. Be nominated by one of the following:
    1. Current or past President of the nominee’s affiliate
    2. Current FLAEYC Executive Board Member
    3. Current FLAEYC Committee Chairpersons
    4. Past FLAEYC President.

Application: The following must be included:

  1. Resume showing work experience and volunteer jobs in FLAEYC and local affiliate. (Decisions will be based on service to FLAEYC. Current FLAEYC Board members are not eligible.)
  2. Three (3) letters of support (maximum one page in length) from current FLAEYC members, including one from the person making the nomination, and one from the current president or a past president of the nominee’s local affiliate or a member of the Community-at-Large Chapter or an FLAEYC Board member.
  3. A picture of the nominee.
  4. Nominations must be emailed by June 30. The honor is awarded during the Business meeting at the Florida AEYC Annual Conference. The award winner will be notified before the conference. – Completed applications should be sent to the FLAEYC office.

Click here to download the Barbara H Finck Application Form (link needed)

Past Award Recipients
1975 Alma David
1980 Barbara H. Finck
1982 Judy Lutz
1985 Karen Stevens
1986 Ruth Jefferson
1987 Gene Johnson
1988 Ruth Huckaby
1991 Mary Virginia Peaslee, Alice Taglauer
1992 Jeanne Anderson
1993 Suzanne Gellens
1995 Jacqueline Clemens, Ann Levy
1997 Carolyn Van Buskirk
1998 Gail Robertson
2001 Martha Skelton
2002 Janet Allyn
2004 Sister Roberta Bailey
2005 Sandra Crawford
2006 Blanche Turner
2007 Marguerite Orban
2008 Beverly Oglesby
2009 Amy Cordray
2010 Amy Crease
2012 Suzi Jamrog
2014 Charlene Gross
2016 Marjorie Dolan