MAACCE Awards

The MAACCE Awards recognize the contributions of our MAACCE members/colleagues. Winners will be announced at the annual summer conference.


Continuing Education Award of Merit

This Award is presented to a member who shows a commitment to excellence in practice and a dedication to students and constituents. Nominees will have contributed to research and/or improved practice. The award winner shows evidence of sustained interest in the field and a commitment to the philosophy and advocacy of Continuing Education principles.

Higher Education Award of Merit

This Award is presented to a member who shows a commitment to excellence in practice and a dedication to students and constituents. Nominees will have contributed to research and/or improved practice. The award winner shows evidence of sustained interest in the field and a commitment to the philosophy and advocacy of Higher Education principles.

After School Excellence Award of Merit

This award is given to a MAACCE member who has helped improve practice or delivery of Before and After School Program options. Nominees will have demonstrated a positive impact on and betterment of student development. Nominees will have contributed to innovation in the development or delivery of practice and improved safe options for before and after school child care.

Community Ed/Higher Ed Achievement Award of Merit

This award is given to a MAACCE member who has helped improve practice or delivery of Community Education. Nominees will have demonstrated a positive impact on and betterment of an individual, community, or constituent base. Nominees will have contributed to innovation in the development or delivery of practice. Nominee must be a member of MAACCE at the time of nomination.

Adult Education Award of Merit

This award is presented to an organization or individual who demonstrated an active interest in promoting and developing Adult Education. Nominees will have exhibited dedication to the advancement of constituents and individuals in the field through a commitment to the philosophy of adult education practices and employed the use of adult education and principles through programming and leadership in adult, continuing, and community education.

Distinguished Service Award (all categories)

This award is given to a MAACCE member who has given a solid contribution of sustained service in any category. Nominees will have contributed to improved delivery of adult education and served as a mentor or resource to colleagues and practitioners in the field. This person has made an effort to promote MAACCE at the local, state, or national level and exhibits a continued commitment to preserving excellence of practice; evidence of sustained interest in the field.

Newcomer Award (all categories)

Nominee must be a member of MAACCE at the time of nomination and have been a member for less than five years. The Newcomer of the Year Award is given to an individual who exhibits enthusiasm and willingness to serve in the field and practice of adult, continuing, and community education. Candidates should exhibit interest and investment in personal continued learning and development as a practitioner. Other attributes include a willingness to consult other professionals and networks to further personal learning and growth plus a level of innovation in the promotion of Adult, Continuing, or Community Education or After School.


The Hovland Award

This award is designed to provide MAACCE members with the opportunity to undertake a special project with some financial support for expenses. The award may be used by itself or in combination with other resources to improve practice in adult, continuing, or community education.

 

2015 MAACCE award winners

Dan Fancher Outstanding Instructor – Lorrie Davis
Distinguished Service Award – Rhonda Jones
Special Achievement Award – Ramona George
Award of Merit – Kathy Lackey
Newcomer Award – Jimmy Moore
Hovland Award – Jennifer Graham