This award honors individuals in the field of Respiratory Care who have dedicated
a major portion of his or her life through their vision, vitality, and diligence have exhibited qualities of professionalism, leadership, and care for humanity and upholds
the aims and goals of the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care (LSRC)
1 – The nominee must have been an AARC member for at least
20 years during their career as a Respiratory Professional.
2 – The nominee must have demonstrated and documented significant
contributions toward the development and advancement of the Respiratory
3 – The nominee must have practiced in the field of Respiratory Care
for at least 25 years.
4 – Nominations for consideration of this award can only be submitted by a past LSRC Pioneer
Award recipient or a present voting member of the LSRC Board of Directors. Nominations
should be submitted to the chairperson of the Pioneer Award Committee no later than
5 - The nominations must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining why you feel
this person qualifies for the award.
The nomination must include a current CV of the nominee (to include academic,
personal, civic, and significant professional contributions to the profession
All nominations, letters, and CV’s should be submitted in the form of a word
document attachment via email.
6- Nominations shall be reviewed and voted upon by the Pioneer Award Committee,
consisting of all past recipients of the award using established criteria as stated in
this document, when the nominations meet the above deadline.The chosen candidate’s
name shall be announced at the annual business meeting of the LSRC Board of Directors.
7 – The committee will have the authority to take other nominations under
8 – One (1) Pioneer Award shall be presented each year at the LSRC Annual
Educational Meeting. If a strong candidate can not be chosen that meets all
criteria, then no award will be presented for that year.
9- Forward all nominations, letters, and CV’s to: Sheila Guidry
Pioneer Award Committee Chair