Education & Service Award

The IAVM Education & Service Award recognizes member involvement through community outreach, education opportunities, mentorships, and internships that demonstrate excellence within our industry as well as giving back to the community. Some examples that have been shared include: active in high school programs and career development; offering internships for local college students within the company/venue; mentoring through community outreach or within a university setting; educational offerings to staff within the company/venue; community involvement with youth and young adults. IAVM takes pride in its members and member venues that excel in providing their communities with an enjoyable space for all types of events and educational opportunities. This award is open to university staff, professional members, faculty, allied companies and individuals, as well as retired members.

The IAVM Education and Service Award may be awarded annually to one company/organization and to one individual who meet the criteria outlined below. Any allied company or individual, faculty or university venue, public assembly venue, (publicly or privately owned and operated) is eligible to apply. Individuals or companies/venues may be nominated by others or themselves and must have at least one current employee who is an IAVM member in good standing. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Past Recipients


Edmonton Convention Centre 
Lionel Dubay


Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines, IA

Sporty Jeralds, CVE


Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park
Kennesaw, Georgia


Fair Park
Dallas, Texas


Venue Education Award



Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma



Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Tuscaloosa, Alabama



Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario



Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana



Colonial Life Arena
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina



Stephen C. O’Connell Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

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