Each year, ASBO MD&DC recognizes Excellence demonstrated by its membership in a number of ways.  The President of ASBO presents the President’s Award to recognize exemplary service and commitment to the ideals of the association. There are also a number of prestigious awards that are given each year for very specific professional achievement. You can learn more about each of these by following the links associated with them.

    • The Paul B. Bell Award is given each year at the Spring Conference to an ASBO member who has demonstrated extraordinary contributions to schools, the community, and ASBO.  It commemorates Paul Bell’s dedication to Howard County Public Schools and ASBO.


    • The Brice and Shirley Phillips Best Practice Award, sponsored by Johnson Controls,  is announced annually at the Fall Conference to recognize outstanding and innovative practices and ideas that result in significant improvements to the profession of school business management and the operation of schools.



    • Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships are awarded each year to students who are pursuing degrees in teaching or in fields closely related to school business.


    • The Kenneth W. Nickoles Emerging Leader Award is an annual award recognizing an ASBO MD&DC member who demonstrates commitment to ASBO and assists the winner of this award in their leadership growth by awarding them registration to the annual ASBO International Annual Meeting and Expo Conference.