About the Award

The Mark Berman Community Outreach award recognizes a member of a NERCOMP institution for their contributions to NERCOMP as well as to the larger higher education community. The person selected demonstrates excellence in nurturing relationships and bringing people together within higher education, regardless of who they are, where they are in their career, or their personal or professional identity.

Mark never missed an opportunity to get to know others or start a conversation.

Mark Berman Community Outreach Award Criteria:

  • Involvement – actively involved with NERCOMP/other professional organizations over the years.
  • Outreach – shows interest and reaches out to people working in higher education information technology fields with the goal of helping them succeed.
  • Teacher/Learner – serves as both a mentor/teacher and lifelong learner, sharing knowledge with others.
  • Engaged – volunteers to participate and lead projects and initiatives and engages others to also get involved.
  • Connector – builds a strong network of colleagues across organizations/institutions and looks for ways to welcome and connect people together.

The award recipient will receive the following:

  • Free registration for the in-person NERCOMP Annual Conference, including pre-conference seminars as well as lodging and travel expenses.
  • Recognition at the NERCOMP Annual Conference, highlighted on the NERCOMP website and featured in a NERCOMP press release.
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