William Horwitz Award


AOAC INTERNATIONAL's most prestigious Association award, the William Horwitz Award, was established in 1995 to honor the extraordinary contributions to AOAC INTERNATIONAL made by William Horwitz, and to continue to honor those individuals who show extreme dedication and commitment to the Association. Today's Association is largely a product of Dr. Horwitz's lifelong commitment and untiring work in the scientific, administrative, and political arenas on behalf of AOAC. The award is not an annual award, and will be presented only when a truly qualified candidate is identified.  

The Nomination Process


Any Member may submit a nomination, which must include a detailed written description of the nominee's significant contributions to AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The nomination must be endorsed by at least 25 Members of AOAC. Of this number, at least one must be from each of the Sections of AOAC. Nominations are accepted on an on-going basis.
  • Nominations will be accepted on an on-going basis. They may be submitted by any Individual Member of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
  • Nominations are to be submitted to AOAC and must include a written description, in detail, of the nominee’s contributions to AOAC INTERNATIONAL. 

The Selection Process


The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors reviews nominations and selects recipients for the award by unanimous vote.


Contact Information


For additional information regarding the Awards Program, please contact the Manager:

May R. Jones
Email: mjones@aoac.org
Telephone: +1 (301) 924-7077 ext 114 
Fax: +1 (301) 924-7089

Recipients of the Award receive

  • Complimentary lifetime membership in AOAC INTERNATIONAL;
  • A plaque presented at the Annual Meeting; and
  • Expenses incident to attending the Annual Meeting at which the award is presented. 


  • Nominee has a record of activity in AOAC INTERNATIONAL for at least 25 years.
  • Nominee should have, through sustained involvement, made the Association an integral part of his or her professional commitment; nominee should be identified with special, innovative, or creative programs that enhance the Association’s value to its members and promote recognition of AOAC and its mission worldwide; nominee should have, through leadership and example, nurtured young professionals and inspired future leaders in the Association.
  • Nominee’s accomplishments and influence go beyond what is expected of the average member, have a lasting impact on the Association and are so significant that the recipient’s worthiness to receive the award is clearly evident.

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