Commission for Career Services Awards

Individual and overall commission awards nominations are now being accepted for recognition at the 2021 ACPA Annual Convention. Please note that you do not have to be a current ACPA member to nominate or be nominated for the below awards.

You can nominate yourself and/or your colleagues for any or all of the below awards here: https://form.jotform.com/201944798177975. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, January 17. Contact [email protected] with questions.

The Distinguished Professional Award

The Distinguished Professional Award honors an individual who has displayed exemplary service and commitment of time and energy to the profession and/or the ACPA Commission for Career Services. The recipient has upheld professional standards, models integrity, and holds the esteem and appreciation of colleagues, students and peers. Experienced career services professionals with two or more years in the field are eligible for consideration.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated strong leadership potential and contributions to the career services profession and/or to the ACPA Commission for Career Services.  Career services professionals in a master's or doctoral program are eligible for consideration. 

Commitment to Social Justice in Career Services Award

This award recognizes an individual, group, or department that has shown a commitment to social justice work in career services through education, practices, or programming to create more equitable experiences for students and/or colleagues. 

Innovation Award (Individual)

The Innovation Award honors an individual that has initiated and developed an innovative program, service delivery, approach, or assessment in career services. The award is based on creativity, student impact, and success of the program, as determined by the achievement of the stated program goals. Supplemental documentation and support materials (i.e. flyers, posters, or other program materials) are strongly encouraged as part of the submission process.

Innovation Award (Group)

The Innovation Award honors a team that has initiated and developed an innovative program, service delivery, approach, or assessment in career services. The award is based on creativity, student impact, and success of the program, as determined by the achievement of the stated program goals. Supplemental documentation and support materials (i.e. flyers, posters, or other program materials) are strongly encouraged as part of the submission process.

 


Previous Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award

2020 – Kelvin Rutledge

2019 – Kacey Schaum 

2018 – Tara Milliken

2017 – Cristina Lawson

2016 –  Incomplete Record

2015 – Joselyn Bedell

2014 – Incomplete Record

2013 – Michael Cronk

2012 – Farouk Dey

2011 – Incomplete Record

2010 – Farouk Dey

2009 – Jennifer Browning and Libby K. Westley

 

Innovation Award           

2020 – Daniel Dehollander (Individaual); Ohio Univeristy International Student Professional Development Confernce Planning Committee: Faustina Mensah, Jodi Pavol, Diane Cahill, Joshua Gory (Group)

2019 - Christina Salvadore

2018 – California Polytechnic State University's Ashley Eberle, Travis Raynaud, Mallory Stoffel, Katie Ottoson, and Amie Hammond

2017 –  Imants Jaunarajs

2016 – Sara Greene

2015 – Christine Cruzvergara & Lesa Shouse

2014 – Michelle Jones

2013 – Kristina Novarro and Gavin Gaw

2012 – Ashleigh Heck

2011 – Incomplete Record

2010 – Jennie Cisar Lawrence and Amber Graham

2009 – Wil Jones Jr.

 

Rising Star Award

2020-Wayne Black

2019 - Tamika Williams 

2018 – Kacey Schaum 

2017 – Christina (Turissini) Salvadore

2016 – Cristina Lawson

2015 – Jake Nelko

2014 – Kevin Grubb & Jenny Sloop Johnson

2013 – Christine Cruzvergara

2012 – Maria Tomaino, and Susan Barclay

2011 – Incomplete Record

2010 – Incomplete Record

2009 – Matt Real (New Professional Award)

 

Commitment to Social Justice

2020 – California Polytechnic State University: Laura Hunkler, Denise Lazar, Melinda McCann, Jack Sandoval, Soukita Thipsouvanh, Erika Wagner


Outstanding Directorate Member - no longer awarded

2016 – Janie Spires

2015 – Ashleigh Brock

2014 – Ashleigh Brock

2013 – Michelle Jones

2012 – Leslie Kingsley

 

Mid Level Professional - no longer awarded

2015 – Jennifer Murphy

 

Leadership Award - no longer awarded

2011 – Heather White, Eric Hall, and Christine Cruzvergara

2010 – Manny Ruiz

 

Volunteerism Award - no longer awarded     

2011 – Leslie Kingsley

2010 – Christine Cruzvergara and Jennifer Antonini

2009 – Kacee Snyder, Jennifer Antonini, and Amber Graham

 

Program Award - no longer awarded

2010 – Claire Jacobson

2009 – John Bradac, Michael Cronk and Kristen Buchmann 

 


Awards received by the Commission for Career Services from ACPA 

ACPA 2007 Members Services Award

ACPA 2006 Programming Award

Outstanding Commission Newsletter Award, April 2004

Overall Distinguished Commission Award, April 2003