Award for Student Impact

This award is for an ACPA member who shows extraordinary abilities to connect with and educate students. The evidence of this could include skill in conducting an effective administrative convention in which the student really “gets it”, promoting community and student leadership by advising an active and educational peer board, creativity in developing appropriate educational sanctions to maximize a student’s learning experience, and/or developing innovative proactive programming to foster the integrity within each individual and the respect and commitment to one’s community.

This award may also be awarded to an office that has an extraordinary commitment to training and supporting staff to become the conduits for the aforementioned skills.

  • Individual nominees must be currently practicing within Student Affairs or in post Master’s graduate study.
  • Individual nominees must be a member of ACPA (individual or institution membership) and office nominees must be an institutional member or have at least one ACPA individual member within the office.

Current Winner

Valerie Glassman pictured with student
Valerie Glassman (left) pictured with student, Sharron Bradshaw.

Valerie Glassman
Duke University

Past Award Winners:

2016 - Cesar Figueroa
2015—Loyola University Maryland Office of Student Life
2014—Julianne Ohotnicky
2013—Lisa Evaneski
2012—Tony Jakubisin

Nomination Process:

If you would like to nominate someone for this year’s award cycle please complete the form found below.  You can nominate a person for several awards using the same form. You will need the nominees contact information in addition to being asked to write a brief description as to why you believe the nominated person deserves the award. Self-nominations are also accepted. If you are self-nominating you will be asked to write a description as to why you should win the award and submit 3 references who the Commission can contact on your behalf. If you have any questions please contact Hannah Durrant at

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