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  • Awards

    Active state assemblies are the future of the Association of Surgical Technologists' strength and success. AST gives special recognition to those state assemblies that demonstrate outstanding leadership within their states.

  • State Assembly Leadership Achievement Award

    Active state assemblies are the future of the Association of Surgical Technologists’ strength and success. The Association of Surgical Technologists gives special recognition to those state assemblies that demonstrate outstanding leadership within their states.

    • To recognize excellence in leadership and member development, communication, education and community relations
    • To encourage quality state management
    • To recognize with distinction and visibility that efforts and results of meaningful activities build a strong state
    • To benchmark standards

    Entry Deadline: January 31, 2021
    Reporting Year: January 1-December 31, 2020
    Application & Eligibility Criteria: Visit stateassembly.ast.org

    The State Assembly Leadership Achievement Award recipients are announced annually at AST's Surgical Technology Conference. 

    2019 recipients: Washington

    2018 recipients: Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Virginia

    2017 recipients: Arkansas, Texas

    2016 recipients: Illinois, West Virginia 

    2015 recipients: Nebraska

    2014 recipients: New York, Washington

    2013 recipients: Georgia

    2012 recipients: Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin

    2011 recipients: South Carolina

    2010 recipients: Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio

    2009 recipients: Minnesota

    2008 recipients: Indiana, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    2007 recipients: Georgia, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas


    State Assembly Membership Award                                                                                                                

    Membership growth is awarded each year to state assemblies in recognition of their achievements in advancing the goals of the profession and contributions to member involvement. Established in 2014, AST recognizes state assemblies for achieving the greatest increase in membership. The State Assembly Membership Award recipients are announced annually at AST's Surgical Technology Conference.  

    2019 recipients: Alaska (0-250 Members); Nevada (251-500 Members); Virginia (501-1000 Members); Pennsylvania (1001 & Higher Members)
    Award based on “Active” members in the state assembly with each category reflecting total members in the state.

      2018 recipients: Maryland/Delaware, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Missouri

      2017 recipients: Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, West Virginia, Utah

      2016 recipients: Delaware, Kansas

      2015 recipients: Alaska, New York, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Utah,

      2014 recipients: Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii