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ACHE 2015 Annual Conference Highlights

February 04, 2016 12:35 PM | ACHE Home Office (Administrator)

Members and friends of ACHE met in St. Louis, Missouri, November 9-11, 2015, for the association’s 77th Annual Conference & Meeting. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting.

Photos from the conference

Click here to view the entire catalog from ACHE's 2015 Annual Conference & Meeting.

ACHE St. Louis roundtable attendees


Selected presentation slides available


Breakout presentations at ACHE St. Louis encompassed a diverse array of topics, from connecting with your audience through social media to the power of mentoring and everything in between. 

Click here to find these and other slideshows from our Annual Conference.


Awards

During the 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony, ACHE recognized outstanding individual and program accomplishment in continuing higher education. To find out more about each of our award winners, click here to view our 2015 Awards Program.

Leadership Award

This award is the highest award presented by ACHE and recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions in leadership, theory, and practice in continuing higher education on a national or international level. The recipient of the 2015 Leadership Award is Susan Elkins, Chancellor of Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Susan Elkins


Meritorious Service Award

The ACHE Meritorious Service Award recognizes individuals for their outstanding leadership and service to continuing higher education at their own institutions and to ACHE over the years. The recipient of the 2015 Meritorious Service Award is Nora Felde of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Nora Felde


Rising Star Award

Winners of the ACHE Rising Star Award are recognized for being outstanding rising leaders and program developers at ACHE member institutions or organizations. They must have no more than five years of experience working in the field of adult and continuing education and have developed, significantly contributed to the development of, or extended an outstanding program or division within a continuing education unit. The recipient of the 2015 Rising Star Award is Danielle Brown, Professional Education and Outreach Director at the Kansas State University Salina Campus.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Danielle Brown


Graduate Student Conference Grant

The purpose of the ACHE Graduate Student Conference Grant is to provide financial support to graduate students interested in attending the annual ACHE meeting. The Association members believe that their interest and future contributions to the field of continuing higher education will help maintain the vitality of the organization. The recipient of ACHE’s 2015 Graduate Student Conference Grant is Beth Craig, Coordinator of Program Development in the School of Continuing Education at Eastern Illinois University.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Beth Craig


Crystal Marketing Award

The Crystal Marketing Award is given annually and honors organizations achieving successful results from a marketing communications tool in print, broadcast, and electronic media. The strategic approach, quality of the work, and results achieved are important criteria in determining award recipients. Kansas State University’s On Track Campaign won for 2015; Harry Williamson, Director of Administration and Finance, accepted the award on behalf of Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson and Ron Jackson, Program Coordinators.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Harry Williamson


ACHE’s Distinguished Program Awards recognize outstanding credit and non-credit programs at ACHE member institutions.

Distinguished Program Award – Credit

For 2015, ACHE recognized Kansas State University’s Personal Financial Planning Program for excellence in credit programming. Erika Rasure accepted the award on behalf of Sonya Britt, Program Director.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Erica Rasure


Distinguished Program Award – Non-Credit

Oklahoma State University’s Leadership Development Consortium was recognized for excellence in non-credit programming. Sarah Williams, Program Coordinator in The Center for Executive and Professional Development, and Julie Weathers, ‎Director of The Center for Executive and Professional Development, accepted the award.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman, Sarah Williams, and Julie Weathers


Distinguished Program Award – Non-Credit

The UFM Teen Mentoring Program at Kansas State University was recognized for excellence in non-credit programming. Valerie Coltharp, Special Projects Coordinator for the UFM Community Learning Center, and Linda Inlow Teener, Executive Director of the UFM Community Learning Center, accepted the award.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman, Valerie Coltharp, and Linda Inlow Teener


Creative Use of Technology Award

This annual award recognizes ACHE members for their innovative uses of instructional and distance learning technologies in lifelong learning. Both credit and noncredit programs are eligible for nomination, as are uses of learning technology for student services, research, marketing, or administrative projects. California State University – Chico, Regional & Continuing Education, was recognized for their program Connect • Learn • Engage. Clare Roby accepted the award on behalf of Jeff Layne, Director of Chico Distance & Online Education.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman and Clare Roby


Older Adult Model Program Award

The Older Adult Model Program Award recognizes an ACHE member for a program or activity that provides outstanding learning opportunities and/or service to an older adult population. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University San Marcos is this year’s winner. Sherie Cambra, Program Administrator, and Wendy Evers, Executive Director of Program Development and Community Outreach accepted the award.

ACHE 2015 President Regis Gilman, Sherie Cambra, and Wendy Evers


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