This award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions to the student affairs profession’s body of knowledge through published research (empirical, theoretical, applied), films, speeches, or other forms of scholarly outlets that significantly advance understanding of college students, campus environments, institutions of higher education, and student affairs practice. Recipients should be established scholars or practitioner-scholars who have demonstrated a significant impact upon the knowledge base in student affairs and higher education.

 

Criteria:

  • Evidence of a body of work that significantly impacts and advances the field

  • Evidence of sustained reputation as a thought leader and scholar in the field

  • Evidence of a scholarly record that is recognized and used by other scholars and scholar-practitioners

  • Demonstrated commitment to ACPA

 

Required documentation:

  • Letter of nomination that articulates how the individual meets the criteria for the award and includes the nominee's name, email address, and telephone number

  • A minimum of two to three supporting letters from other scholars and leaders in the field

  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vita

 

Nomination Information:

You may nominate yourself or another individual. To nominate someone, send the required information by November 17, 2017 to the Major Awards Coordinator, Lee Hawthorne (recognize@acpa.nche.edu).

Mary Howard-Hamilton Raechele Pope
Mary Frances Howard-Hamilton, Indiana State University Raechele L. Pope, University of Buffalo
 

 

Past Winners

2016

  • John M. Braxton

2015

  • Susan Robb Jones
  • Kristen A. Renn

2014

  • Shaun Harper

2012

  • Peter Magolda

2011

  • Trudy W. Banta

2010

  • Don Hossler
  • C. Carney Strange

2008

  • M. Lee Upcraft

2007

  • Elizabeth J. Whitt

2006

  • Susan R. Komives

2005

  • Marylu K. McEwen

2004

  • William Sedlacek

2003

  • Marcia B. Baxter-Magolda

2002

  • Gregory S. Blimling

2001

  • Charles C. Schroeder

2000

  • Robert B. Young

1999

  • Don G. Creamer

1998

  • Nancy J. Evans

1997

  • Theodore K. Miller

1996

  • Patricia M. King

1995

  • Paul A. Bloland

1994

  • Richard B. Caple

1993

  • Harold E. Cheatham

1992

  • Karen Strohm Kitchener
  • Ernest T. Pascarella
  • Patrick T. Terenzini

1991

  • Louis C. Stamatakos

1990

  • Margaret J. Barr
  • Roger B. Winston, Jr.

1989

  • Nancy K. Schlossberg
  • John H. Schuh

1988

  • John M. Whitely

1987

  • Gary R. Hanson

1986

  • George D. Kuh

1985

  • Albert B. Hood

1984

  • David A. DeCostner

1983

  • Clyde A. Parker

1982

  • James C. Hurst

1981

  • Ursula Delworth

1980

  • Arthur D. Chickering

1979

  • Robert D. Brown

1978

  • Alexander Astin

1977

  • C. Gilbert Wrenn

1976

  • E. G. Williamson