COLUMBUS, OH - The ASNT Section Operations Council award for outstanding mentor, past or present, was established to recognize those people in ASNT working to encourage others to reach goals they may have otherwise not sought and to serve as an example of what can be accomplished by mentoring. A mentor is a role model who guides, coaches and encourages others through their activities while making a personal impact on those individuals.

Individuals selected for the Mentoring Award have made outstanding contributions in assisting a person or persons in reaching goals in the industry that they may not have attained otherwise. Such contributions may have been with students, colleagues or coworkers. All nominees must be current ASNT members and have a minimum of five years in the NDT industry to be considered. Also, specific examples of mentoring must be included in the nomination process. All nominations for the 2009 award must be received on or before February 1, 2009 and contain the following information: nominee's name, address and business affiliation, along with a nomination letter not to exceed 350 words outlining the contributions the nominee has made.

All nominations must be sent to: Membership Manager, ASNT, PO Box 28518, Columbus, OH 43228-0518. Nominations may also be e-mailed to [email protected].