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Rising Tide Award Nomination Form

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Rising Tide Award Nomination

Rising Tide Awards will be presented to individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication and innovation.

Please fill in the form below and provide a brief narrative (no more than one page) to describe your nominee.  Detail the reasons that this nominee demonstrates outstanding achievement and commitment to best practices in patient safety. 

The Rising Tide Awards will be presented at the Patient Safety Academy at the University of Southern Maine, Portland.

Nominations need to be submitted no later than August 31, 2015.

You may also download the form to fill it out and email it back to Judy Tupper, at

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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