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  • Awards
  • 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, 2018 - for the January 1 - December 31, 2017, reporting year.

    2017 State Assembly Leadership Achievement Award Application

    2017 State Assembly Leadership Achievement Award Eligibility Criteria


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

    2017 recipients: Announced at the 2018 AST National Surgical Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida

    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