13 May 2019

Honouring Alison Hare

The Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG) has announced the first three recipients of the Donn Devine Award for Extraordinary Service. The award, established in honour of longtime BCG trustee Donn Devine, recognizes those who have made important and lasting contributions to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Those recognized were Alison Hare, Thomas W. Jones and Elizabeth Shown Mills.

The citation for Alison, who is also a BIFHSGO Hall of Fame inductee, reads

Alison Hare, CG, of Ottawa, Canada. Board-certified since 1999, Ms. Hare served as Judge Coordinator for ten years from 2008 to 2018, and as a BCG Trustee from 2009 to 2018. Because BCG judges are anonymous, her service received no public acknowledgment. During her tenure as Judge Coordinator, she facilitated improvements to BCG’S judging system. She implemented rubrics for portfolio evaluation—a ‘game changer’ for both applicants and judges. She developed the supporting infrastructure, coached judges, and monitored evaluations to improve results. As Judge Coordinator, she mentored more than forty new judges as well as provided guidance to senior members of the judging pool. She produced a judging procedure manual, guidelines for evaluation comments, and a renewal manual. She revised The BCG Application Guide five times between 2011 and 2017, and rubrics numerous times to improve clarity, and wrote OnBoard articles explaining BCG’s evaluation system and standards for continuing education.

Unfortunately owing to chronic medical condition Alison was unable to be at the award ceremony in St. Charles, Missouri on Friday to receive the award.

The full citation for the award from BCG is at https://bcgcertification.org/about/donn-devine-award/2019-donn-devine-award-alison-hare/


BDM said...

So happy that Alison's expert and dedicated service can now be acknowledged with BCG's highest award! Be well, my friend!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Alison! I have great memories of the fun we had with the OCAPG Essay Award. Kind regards, Russ Morton