To recruit, engage, and retain new members and to identify potential for new leadership in the Association.  Award was established in 2010.

Recipients of the New Leaders Award:

2015
Emily Agunod, San Jose State University
Deborah Charbonneau
, Wayne State University
Nina Collins
, Indiana Tech
Sarah Hartmann
, Heinrich Heine University
Suzanne Gruber
, San Jose State University
Hassan Zamir
, University of South Carolina

2014
Houda El mimouni, Pratt Institute
Devon Greyson, University of British Columbia
Hans-Christoph Hobohm, University of Applied Sciences
Emad Khazraee, Drexel University
Maric Kramer, Wheelock College
Agnes Mainka, Heinrich-Heine-University
Stephann Makri, City University London
Jeremy L. McLaughlin, San Jose State University
Karen Miller, University of South Carolina
Anne Pepitone, Simmons College
Emily Vardell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2013
Rhiannon Gainor, McGill University
Liya Deng, University of South Carolina
Irene Onyancha, United Nations Economic Comm. for Africa (UNECA)
Brandi Loveday, State University of New York, Albany

2012
Jonathan Colman, University of Washington
Jonathan Dorey, McGill University
Catherine Dumas, State University of New York at Albany
Tamara Heck, Heinrich-Heine University
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, University of Lyon 3
Dorothy Porter, Indiana University
Elizabeth Rolando, Georgia Institute of Technology
Yin-Leng Theng, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

2011
Caroline Whippey, University of Western Ontario
Vivienne Houghton, University of Denver
Eugenia Kim, Purdue University
Julia Martin
Chrysta Meadowbrooke, University of Michigan
Chaoqun Ni, Indiana University
Jacob Ratliff
William Senn, University of North Texas

2010
Andrea Baer, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Laura Christopherson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alex Garnett, University of British Columbia
Margaret Gross, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Thomas Heverin, Drexel University
Tina Jayroe, Denver Public Library
Sara Mooney, Cirque du Soleil
Denise Pasquinelli, Pratt Institute