NAPA Volunteer Of The Year Award

At a spring 2016 NAPA Governing Council meeting, discussion was finalized on creating a new NAPA Volunteer of the Year award. Nominees are put forward and voted on by committee chairs and elected officials (Governing Council members are not eligible for nomination), based on the volunteer’s length, depth, and quality of service. Volunteers typically serve on one of NAPA’s many committees; their unheralded efforts often go unseen by the membership as a whole.

NAPA is wholly reliant on volunteer efforts to run the organization (with some AAA support). The Volunteer of the Year award is presented as part of the AAA annual meetings, during the NAPA Business Meeting, typically held on a Friday evening.

Volunteer Of The Year AwardEEs

Interviews of award recipients are listed below, with the most recent year first

2017: Zelda Harrison and Sophie Goodman

2017: Zelda Harrison and Sophie Goodman

NAPA is happy to announce that Zelda Harrison has been named NAPA’s Volunteer of the Year! Zelda launched and has been instrumental in developing NAPA’s Facebook page (, which is

2016: Tom Greaves

2016: Tom Greaves

NAPA’s first Volunteer of the Year awardee is Tom Greaves, who has served as the coordinator for the NAPA Mentor Match program for several years. If you are planning to

Welcome To NAPA

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.


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