AWARDS

The Furney K. James Outstanding Service Award

NCACE recognizes outstanding service rendered to the Association by an active member (or former member) of the Association. This award is based on organization involvement and commitment for 5+ years, and eligibility demonstrated by one or more of the following attributes:

  • A significant contribution to NCACE through participation at Association functions, volunteer leadership, mentoring, and participation;
  • Development of a model, creative program, or concept that impacts the Association.

Outstanding Professional Award

NCACE recognizes outstanding service rendered to the Association by an active member (or former member) of the Association. This award is based on organization involvement and commitment, eligibility demonstrated by one or more of the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated exemplary leadership in the post-secondary career services and employment field;
  • Significant research, publication(s), and/or professional presentation(s) that have impacted the profession;
  • Development of a model, creative program, or applied professional concept that impacts the post-secondary career services and related fields.

Outstanding Employer Award

NCACE recognizes service rendered to the Association by an employer member. This award is based on organization involvement and commitment, eligibility demonstrated by and employer member who has maintained continued membership in the Association for a minimum of 2+ years, and exhibits one or more of the following attributes:
  • A significant contribution to the NCACE community through participation at NCACE functions
  • Demonstrated leadership within the Association via conference events, workshops, visitations, etc. providing thought leadership and dedicated volunteerism
  • Participation in campus activities (job fair participation, leadership conferences, career seminars) of Association member institutions

2022 Innovation Award

NCACE Innovation Award: This award may be presented to a college or employer member (which can be for an individual, team or office) to recognize their contributions towards the implementation of a unique and creative approach relevant to student programming, employer/university relations, recruiting and/or training. The purpose for this award is to uphold high standards of excellence in support of student/employer/university engagement, to encourage and reward creativity in our profession and to recognize and share best practices.

Lifetime Membership Award

Awarded at the Board’s discretion based upon nominations solicited, vetted and recommended by Awards Committee. Award is not, by definition, an annual award.

Honorary Life Membership is awarded to individuals who have made notable and significant contributions to the Association over the course of their active membership in NCACE. In order to be considered for Honorary Life Membership, an individual must have been active in the Association for at least 7 years, must no longer be eligible for active membership in the association because of retirement, job transition, or other similar reasons. Honorary Life Members are afforded all the rights and privileges of active members except the eligibility to vote on Association business matters or to hold office; however, Honorary Life Members may hold committee membership, be eligible to serve as committee chairs, and serve on committees in an ex-officio capacity.

There is no annual membership fee for Honorary Life Membership, however Honorary Life Membership must be renewed annually. New Honorary Life Members are provided a complimentary conference registration the year in which they are officially recognized. All NCACE Honorary Life Members retain their Honorary Life Memberships in the Association as long as they renew this membership annually.

Presidential Recognition Award

The NCACE President recognizes emerging leaders providing notable contributions to the Association, career services and/or college recruitment who have exceeded expectations within the organization.

Recognition is for one or more of the following:

  • Demonstration of originality and creativity in professional activities and/or displaying distinctive qualities for leadership
  • NCACE member for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years



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