Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education President, Dr. Judith Howe, presented the Hiram J. Friedson Mentorship Award to Dr. Bradley Fisher at the annual Gerontological Society of America conference on November 14, after Fisher delivered a talk that left not a dry eye in the house. Fisher’s talk featured the ten mentors who impacted his life. It is being considered for publication in the Gerontology and Geriatrics Education journal.
Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award (https://www.geron.org/membership/awards/aghe-awards?start=2)
Purpose of the Award
Hiram J. Friedsam was a professor, co-founder, and director of the Center for Studies in Aging and Dean of the School of Community Service at the University of North Texas. The University of North Texas established the first gerontology program in the state of Texas and one of the first in the nation. He was an outstanding teacher, researcher, colleague, and mentor to students, faculty, and administrators, and a past-president of AGHE. The purpose of this award is to recognize those who emulate Dr. Friedsam’s excellence in mentorship.
The awardee receives an engraved plaque, $500 cash award, and delivers a lecture on mentoring at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.
Nominees must have contributed to gerontological and/or geriatrics education through excellence in mentorship to students, faculty, or administrators and have advanced the goals and mission of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education. At the time of the nomination, the nominee must be affiliated with an AGHE member institution.