Congratulations to our 2020 Association-Wide Award Recipients!

Contribution to Knowledge

John Dugan
The Aspen Institute

Lori Patton Davis
The Ohio State University

Contribution to Higher Education

The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ximena Zúñiga
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Esther Lloyd-Jones Professional Service Award

Dwayne Todd
Ohio Wesleyan University

Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year

Cori Bazemore-James
University of Georgia

Voices of Inclusion

Yvette Lerma Jones
University of Maryland

Senior Scholars Diplomate

Jillian Kinzie
Indiana University-Bloomington

Raechele L. Pope
University at Buffalo

Senior Scholars

Lori Patton Davis
The Ohio State University

Matthew R. Wawrzynski
Michigan State University

Ximena Zúñiga
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Emerging Scholars

Royel M. Johnson
Pennsylvania State University

Katie Koo
Texas A&M University - Commerce

Symphony D. Oxendine
UNC Wilmington

Dian Squire
Northern Arizona University

Rachel Wagner
Clemson University

Innovative Practice Award

Anthony Altieri
Lynn University

Collaborative Excellence

Hank Lacayo Internship Fund
CSU Channel Islands

Champion of Sustainability

Kourtney Duchesneau Spaulding
Miami University of Ohio

Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional

Daniel W. Calhoun
Georgia Southern University

Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional

Jo Campbell
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jamie Washington
Washington Consulting Group

Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional

Claire Austin
New York University

Stephanie H. Chang
University of Delaware

Brittany Devies
Florida State University

Andrea Domingue
Davidson College

Jonathan A. McElderry
Wake Forest University

Kyle Fassett
Indiana University

Each year, ACPA provides recognition to exemplary students, administrators, educators, and programs/initiatives, normally awarded at ceremonies and receptions during the Annual Convention.

Awards are broken up in to two parts: Association-Wide Awards are the highest honors and recognition ACPA provides the profession; Entity Awards highlight accomplishments of individuals, programs, and entitites (generally commissions, coalitions, state/regional and international chapters, and communities of practice. They are an opportunity to highlight best practices and scholarship that benefit students, recognize members and highlight accomplishments. We encourage all to nominate at least one mentor, peer, colleague, student, or supervisee for one of these awards. 

Association-Wide Awards

Overall Entity Awards


The Awards Nomination Process has ended for this year!

The following award has a nomination deadline of September 1, 2019:

  • Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award

The following award has a nomination deadline of September 30, 2019:

  • Emerging and Senior Scholars

The following awards have a nomination deadline of November 1, 2019:

  • Collaborative Excellence
  • Contribution to Higher Education
  • Contribution to Knowledge
  • Innovative Practice Award
  • Esther-Lloyd Jones Professional Service
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Annuit Coeptis
  • Champion of Sustainability
  • Voices of Inclusion
  • All Chapter, International Division, Coalition and Commission Awards

If you have any questions about the awards information or awards program, please contact [email protected]