Each year BEA’s Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of electronic media education by virtue of a singular achievement or continuing service for or on behalf of electronic media education.
With a focus on service, awardees will have a demonstrated record of service to BEA, their students, colleagues and institutions along with service to their professional community.
Nominations for candidates are accepted starting in September each year.
- Nominees must be a current BEA individual, institutional or associate member.
- Nominees must have a significant service record to BEA and other entities.
- NOTE: Current board members are not eligible to be nominated, but may nominate candidates for the award.
September 1, 2023: Nominations open
January 15, 2024: Nominations close at 11:59 pm ET
February 15, 2024: DESA winner announced
April 13, 2024: DESA winner recognized during the BEA2024 Opening Awards Ceremony
April 13-16, 2024: BEA2024 annual convention