ConnAPA Awards

Each year the Connecticut Academy of PAs honors those PAs that have made valuable contributions to the profession and the community. Such contributions come in the form of supporting ConnAPA endeavors, showing of initiative, demonstrated commitment and service to the profession and our patients, and legislative achievements.

Distinguished Merit Award

First awarded in 2015 by President Andrew Turczak, this award is given in recognition of those who have exhibited commitment, dedication and have provided valuable contributions throughout their career to ConnAPA

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PA of the Year

First awarded in 2017 by President Jason Prevelige, this award is given in recognition of a PA, nominated by their peers, for outstanding service provided to their patients, colleagues and community.

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President’s Award

First awarded in 1996 by President Cynthia Booth Lord, this award is presented by the ConnAPA President in recognition of one’s major contributions to Connecticut PAs and ConnAPA.

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Leadership Award

First awarded in 1998 by President Joe Varano, this award is presented to an up and coming leader for one’s leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of ConnAPA.

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Initiative Award

First awarded in 2008 by President Tricia Marriott, this award is presented for exceptional efforts in leading new initiatives on behalf of ConnAPA.

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Service Award

First awarded in 2007 by President Jennifer Madonnia-Barr, this award is presented for outstanding service and dedication to ConnAPA.

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Certificate of Appreciation

Certificates are awarded by the ConnAPA President for exceptional effort in support of ConnAPA and the PA profession.

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Founder’s Award

First awarded in 1994 by President Frank Martin, this award, while since retired in 2007, was presented in recognition of one’s longtime service and dedication to ConnAPA.

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Honorary Members

Awarded to individuals that have provided exceptional contributions to ConnAPA.

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