Nominations for Penny Crane Award

Do you know someone who influenced you and your participation in SIGUCCS? If so, you could nominate them for the Penny Crane Award. (Nominations must be received by July 1.)

Here are the qualifications for a Penny Crane Award nominee:

  • Been a member of SIGUCCS over a relatively long term (but would not necessarily have to be a current member).
  • A record of long-term service to higher education and the computing profession, as indicated by a statement covering that service (normally a complete resume).
  • A record of extensive service to SIGUCCS, over a significant period of time (normally ten or more years), which could be checked against the records of SIGUCCS and ACM.

Services which might qualify an individual include: SIGUCCS officer or board member, Conference or Program Chair, Conference Presenter, Chairing a SIGUCCS Committee, Serving in the Peer Review process, conducting workshops, representing SIGUCCS on an ACM Committee, representing SIGUCCS/ACM to another information technology organization

The nomination process requires an initial 500-word statement from a current member of SIGUCCS (no self-nominations) and additional endorsements from at least four current or former members of SIGUCCS who are familiar with the contributions of the candidate.

For more details about the award and nomination materials, visit