Member Awards

Each year we celebrate our remarkable members who have made valuable contributions through best practices, volunteerism, and/or distinguished service to the education purchasing profession.

David H. Lord Cooperative Services Award

2024 Winner

Robby Bounds, Executive Director, Procurement Services, Texas A&M College Station

David Lord’s 12 years of dedicated service on the E&I Board of Directors left an indelible mark upon the Cooperative’s history. Throughout his time as Board of Directors President, David consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership in meeting the diverse needs of our membership. The David H Lord Cooperative Services Award was created to acknowledge and recognize a member who has made exceptional contributions to E&I over a comprehensive period of time through volunteerism in the area of Cooperative Services as exemplified by David Lord.

Is someone you know a great candidate for the David H. Lord Cooperative Services Award? Check out the Nomination Criteria and fill out the online Entry Form.

E&I Contract Utilization Award

2024 Award Winner
Florida A&M University

This award recognizes an E&I member in higher education with the largest growth in number of E&I contracts utilized year-over-year

E&I Contract Purchases Award

2024 Award Winner
Rancho Santiago Community College District

This award recognizes an E&I member in higher education with the highest year-over-year percentage increase in purchase volume.

The Nancy Tregoe Scholarship

2023 Award Winner
Tonia Lawson, Gulf Coast State College

The purpose of this award is to provide professional development opportunities for a current NAEP member from a small school who has made contributions to both NAEP and E&I.

Nancy Tregoe served as the Director of Purchasing and Administrative Services for Lafayette College for more than 25 years. Nancy was past president of the National Association of Educational Buyers and a long-time member of the E&I Board of Directors. She was a very special friend, a devoted colleague and a tireless advocate for small school issues. The Nancy Tregoe Scholarship was created to honor Nancy’s legacy and to encourage others to become active in E&I and NAEP.


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