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NCH & Homeopathic Service Awards
- The Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award (established 1999)
- The Martha Oelman Community Service Award (established 1999)
- The Julian Winston NCH Service Award (established 2015)
How to Submit a Nomination
- Nominations for the 2017 awards are now closed.
- Self-nominations are allowed.
- Nomination emails must include the following information:
- Nominee's name and credentials
- Nominee's email address and phone number
- Statement about why nominee should receive the award and examples of contributions/service to support their nomination.
More details about the awards and their history can be found below. Please direct all questions about the awards process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award Category Details and Descriptions
The Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award (established 1999)
The Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award honors a homeopathic professional who has demonstrated service, leadership, and dedication to the homeopathic community. This could be in the form of clinical work, education, research, organizational leadership, or in the political arena.
The name for the award was chosen because Henry N. Williams exemplifies the aforementioned qualities. His wisdom and quiet presence left an indelible mark on homeopathy in this country. Hal Williams was one of the incorporators of the National Center for Homeopathy in 1974 and the Dean of the educational program for the National Center for Homeopathy from 1980 until 1986. After graduating from Columbia University in 1941, he began to learn homeopathy in 1950 at the American Foundation for Homeopathy's postgraduate course, studying with Elizabeth Wright Hubbard and Julia Minerva Green. Hal was a founder of the Council on Homeopathic Education (now ACHENA, the Accreditation Commission on Homeopathic Education in North America), was active in the American Institute of Homeopathy, and served on the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the U.S. He retired in 1993 after 52 years of active practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The Martha Oelman Community Service Award (established 1999)
This award honors a person who, or organization which, has demonstrated unusual devotion to the practice and promotion of homeopathic treatment in any of these ways:
- engaging in activities that encourage homeopathic education
- engaging in activities that encourage homeopathic research
- showing dedication to the organizations that represent homeopathy nationwide
- volunteering time and talent
- using his or her vocational or professional resources for the furtherance of homeopathy
- cooperating with existing individuals and organizations
- creating new ways of raising the public's awareness
- holding office in homeopathic organizations, either lay or professional.
The award honors the memory of Martha Oelman, a dedicated and skillful advocate for homeopathy who served the community as NCH Media Liaison until her untimely death in 1997. She is remembered for her personal warmth, commitment, dedication and capabilities in all the tasks she undertook. She was thorough, accurate, and reserved, giving more than 100%. She had tremendous impact in expanding awareness of homeopathy through the promotion of accurate public information, her dealings with printed and spoken media, and the example she set for active and clear communication of the merits of homeopathy. She was a model for commitment to the interests of the homeopathic community as a whole.
The Julian Winston NCH Service Award (established 2015)
This award honors a person who has contributed substantially to the National Center for Homeopathy in a voluntary capacity.
The Winston Award is created in memory of Julian Winston (1941-2005), whose galvanizing vision for classical homeopathy shaped the character, reach, and quality of the National Center for Homeopathy during its formative times. Julian lived his commitment to the highest standards in his work as an author, engineer, designer, publisher, historian, antiquarian, and musician, and brought the same dedication to his passion for homeopathy and the National Center.
Beyond his formal service as a board member, Julian served the NCH Summer School as Registrar from 1981 through 1987 and as Dean from 1988 until 1992. As editor for almost two decades, he developed the NCH Newsletter into Homeopathy Today Magazine, positioning NCH for further growth. His energy and galvanizing vision helped establish NCH firmly as a dependable and inclusive organization to educate and advocate for Hahnemannian homeopathy.