The AATSP Outstanding Service Award is given to a member of the Association who has made outstanding service contributions to our organization. Selection criteria include holding leadership positions within the Association and/or one of its chapters, serving as a chair or member of important Association committees, writing for or editing Association publications, and/or representing the AATSP in a national or international capacity.
The 2011 recipient of the AATSP Outstanding Service Award is Joy Renjilian-Burgy, from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Joy has served the AATSP for nearly 45 years at the national, regional, and chapter levels in numerous capacities. In addition to serving in leadership roles as Vice President, President, and Past President of the organization, Joy has been an active member of the Massachusetts Bay chapter for decades and is currently serving as its President; as such, she continually organizes interesting meetings and events for her chapter. In addition, Joy has served as Co-Chair of the Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting and was a driving force on the Local Committee for the AATSP meeting in Boston. Those who serve with Joy appreciate her leadership style and state that she is inclusive in her activities and that she works in groups and pairs to achieve the most effective results. Joy is also a well known presenter at the AATSP national conference and her sessions are always well attended and well appreciated. One of Joy’s colleagues perhaps expressed it best when she stated: "Joy’s indefatigable energy and loyalty to the association are unequalled and no one deserves this honor more than she.”