Fellows SIG

The AIHA Fellows SIG was formed to provide a forum for dialogue within the Fellows community to help determine ways in which this group of distinguished members can best serve the association and profession. The Fellow designation was established to recognize AIHA members who have been full members in good standing for 15 years of continuous membership and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education or service to AIHA. The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the membership. These individuals have been nominated by a local section, committee, special interest group or other formal AIHA entity for their recognized achievement in the field of industrial hygiene. Individuals are approved as Fellows by the AIHA Board of Directors after recommendation by the Awards Committee.

AIHA Announces Fellows Scholarship Program

Earlier this month, the AIHA Fellows special interest group (SIG) announced the creation of the AIHA Fellows Scholarship. During the annual SIG meeting at AIHce 2012, AIHA Fellows were called on to raise $100,000 to fund the new scholarship. AIHA Fellows Dave Gioiello and Denese Deeds challenged their colleagues to raise the funds within one year. To date, AIHA Fellows have raised $28,700. The first AIHA Fellows Scholarship will be awarded in 2013, under the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation.

“On behalf of the AIHA Fellows SIG I want to thank those who have already contributed to this worthy endeavor, and to encourage the rest of the AIHA Fellows to consider giving to this wonderful cause,” noted Deborah Imel Nelson, PhD, CIH, Fellows SIG Chair. “The scholarships awarded through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation allow us to continue to support bringing the best and the brightest into the profession.”

The Fellow designation was established to recognize members who have been full members in good standing for 15 years of continuous membership and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education or service to AIHA. The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the membership. There are currently 345 AIHA Fellows.