Honorary Lifetime Membership

One of the responsibilities of the Awards and Membership Committee is the identification of individuals to be awarded the status of Honorary Lifetime Members in the Histochemical society as a tribute to their contributions to the scientific field and to the society. Two honorary life members can be elected each year upon recommendation by the Council to the membership at the annual business meeting. Honorary life members are entitled to all of the rights and privileges of active members, are exempt from Society dues and are identified as Honorary Members in the directory and receive a free online subscription to the Journal.  
Nominations for honorary lifetime membership should be based upon the scientist’s service to the Society, the impact of the scientist’s scholarly work, and/or international leadership provided by the scientist that resulted in improvements in the health of society.  Honorary Lifetime Membership may be extended to current members of the HCS, or persons who have a long history of being a member of the HCS. Nominations can be received by the general membership based on an annual call for nominations as well as direct nominations from Council members or the Award Committee. Nominations should be accompanied by a letter stating the individual's name and lifetime work as it relates to the society and why a nomination is supported.  This letter along with available biographical information and publication listings will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and presented to Council as a recommendation for the annual award. Council will select no more than two of these lifetime memberships per year through a majority vote.  The award will be announced at the annual meeting during the HCS Business Meeting.

To nominate a candidate for the 2022 Honorary Lifetime Membership, email the above mentioned required documents to [email protected].