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ASSE’s Hawkeye Chapter Receives Small Chapter of the Year Award

Posted in on Mon, May 9, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to announce that the Hawkeye Chapter has been awarded the Small Chapter of the Year Award.  The Hawkeye Chapter will be honored with the award at the annual ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Chicago, IL, June 12 – June 15, 2011.

The Hawkeye Chapter of ASSE  has grown to nearly 200 members.  With meetings held in Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding locations, the Region V chapter has membership from across central Iowa and supervises the Iowa State University student section of ASSE in Ames, IA.  The chapter holds regular meetings, participates in local trade shows and events to spread the word about ASSE and make a difference in its surrounding communities.

With dedication to growing chapter membership and raising awareness about the occupational safety and health profession, the Hawkeye Chapter has gone above and beyond to reach its membership and provide professional development opportunities.  The chapter regularly provides employment information to its membership, has participated in career day presentations at local universities and supports students pursuing careers in the safety, health and environmental field through its scholarship program. The chapter also supports the ASSE Foundation and hosts its own annual professional development conference (PDC) for local and regional attendees.

All chapters who wish to be considered for the chapter of the year awards must be nominated by their ASSE Regional Vice President and are chosen based on their activities, application and information provided to the judging committee.  To be nominated, all chapters must first earn a Chapter Star.  The Chapter Stars Recognition Program is intended to recognize Chapters that give their members superior service by providing quality programs designed to advance the professional growth of their members, support the mission and vision of ASSE and make a positive impact on the people, property and environment in their community.

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to .  For more information about ASSE’s Hawkeye Chapter, please visit

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