Please click each award name to reveal the details and use the online nominations form to submit a nomination for 2019.

We look forward to recognizing this year’s winners at the annual conference in July.


For consideration of the ABSAP Awards, the following guidelines have been implemented:

Selecting Body

The selection committee consists of members of the ABSAP Awards Committee, with final consultation provided by the ABSAP Board of Directors.


The call for nominations is posted to the ABSAP community on LinkedIn and promoted to member schools through primary representatives. Nominations are typically sought two to three months prior to the annual conference, and submissions are typically due a few weeks prior to the conference. The award is presented to the recipient and/or school at the annual conference.

NOTE: Similar to the way in which we showcase each school’s promotional materials at the annual conference, the award recipients may be asked (where appropriate)—in a similar venue—to showcase the initiatives that led to winning the awards.

In addition to these five professional awards, the "SAPYS" will be awarded for various fun/comical antics that happen during the conference. All attendees are able to vote on these awards. More details about these awards will be provided at the conference.

For any questions about the ABSAP Awards Program, please contact Please include "ABSAP Awards" in the subject line of your email.

Everyone did an awesome job presenting - sessions and days flew by.  I walked away with a great list of ideas to explore for our school.  From a benchmarking perspective, it's also great to hear what everyone else has done or is prioritizing for their alumni.

Really all of the sessions were excellent this year - the best I have experienced yet. The most valuable part of the conference is just connecting and discussing everything with our peers. Such similar problems and experiences, there is always something to take away from every conversation.

Thank you to all involved in planning and managing this conference! The content was very useful and the event itself was well run. It also provided such an invaluable opportunity to meet so many smart and passionate people working in this industry that I can now call colleagues and friends​.