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 2012 recipient of the AATSP Outstanding Service Award is Patricia C. Parr, from University of California-Riverside in Riverside, CA.
Patricia Parr has been a member of the AATSP for 26 years and has served the organization in a variety of capacities. She served on the Executive Council from 2000-2002, was President of the Southern California Chapter from 1998-2000 and has served as the Chapter Coordinator of the National Spanish Exam from 1998 to the present. In addition, Patricia has served as a member or chair of a number of important AATSP committees. She has been a frequent presenter at the chapter level and at the national conference. Her letters of support attest to her professionalism, dedication and inspirational leadership. The letter of nomination from her chapter states that Patricia’s greatest contribution has been her "unswerving dedication and unstinting effort over the last fourteen years as coordinator for the National Spanish Exam.”