AAACE AWARDS PRESENTED AT 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Friday, October 18, 2019
Posted by: Terry Dougherty
AAACE Awards Presented at 2019 Annual Conference
Association Recognizes Leaders and Contributors in the Adult Education Community
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) community is proud to recognize and honor exemplary contributions to adult continuing education. The awards are a highly visible component of the association's statement about standards of excellence in the field.
The AAACE awards are bestowed upon deserving individuals and teams annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, service, knowledge, learners and practice in the field of adult education.
The awards were presented at the 2019 Annual Conference on October 10, 2019 in St. Louis, MO. AAACE Past President Jonathan Taylor presided over the ceremony.
The award winners, categories and explanations are listed below.
Cyril O. Houle Award
for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education
The Cyril O. Houle Award was established in 1981 to honor the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, Professor of Adult Education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators. Nominated works should exemplify outstanding literature in adult education.
2019 Award Recipients: Laura Formenti, PhD and Dr. Linden West
ransforming Perspectives in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
Malcolm Knowles Award
for Outstanding Adult Education Program of the Year
This award was established in the name of Malcolm S. Knowles for his distinguished contribution to theory and practice in the field of adult education from 1935 onward. A hallmark of "Malcolm's" work has been his popularization of the theory of andragogy — the art and science of helping adults learn — in the USA and the spread of its influence around the world. This award is intended to give recognition to an adult education program, including the personnel responsible for carrying out the program, in accordance with the andragogical process.
2019 Award Recipient: Julie Trott MS CMNIM G Cert Ed
SpecialtyCare Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Training Program
Imogene Oakes Research Award
for Outstanding Research in Adult Education
This award recognizes persons whose research contributes significantly to the advancement of adult and continuing education and honors the memory of Imogene Okes, whose reports on adult education participation have been widely used and quoted in the field. It is given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) for a report of original research done by single or joint authors and published in English in the previous year for a work that reflects the ideals for which Imogene Okes stood. Nominated works exemplify outstanding and original research in adult education.
2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Ramon B. Goings
Making Up for Lost Time: The Transition Experiences of Nontraditional Black Male Undergraduate
Outstanding Service Medallion
Recognizing Persons having an Outstanding Record of Service
This award honors an individual who has an outstanding record of service and achievement in adult and continuing education at the state, national, or international level.
2019 Award Recipient: Mejai B.M. Avoseh, PhD
for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in Adult and Continuing Education
In every field there are those who surpass their peers both in terms of their vision of the future and their ability to mobilize others in shaping that future. Leaders demonstrate a clear vision of what should be and a well-thought out strategy to achieve that vision. Leaders demonstrate their effectiveness by the results they achieve and by influencing outcomes by gaining the willing cooperation of colleagues/contemporaries in pursuing commonly held goals and objectives. This award is presented to persons from education, government, industry or other sectors who demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership to or in support of adult and continuing education.
2019 Award Recipient: Susan Norton, PhD
President's Appreciation Award
for Outstanding Contributions to AAACE
This Award honors the person or persons who have exemplified outstanding contributions to AAACE during the past year. They have shown visible evidence of selfless dedication to projects while being committed to helping others in accomplishing their goals. It is given to the person or persons who have exhibited a standard of excellence while demonstrating leadership within a formal or non-traditional learning environment in meeting educational needs.
2019 Award Recipients: Leslie Cordie, BSN,MBA,PhD, Josie Andrews, Susan M. Yelich Biniecki, Anita Samuel, PhD and Amy Rose
CPAE Early Career Award
This award honors individuals who are in the early stages of their academic career, and who have made significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field.
2019 Award Recipient: Jill Zarestky, PhD
CPAE Curriculum Innovation Award
This award recognizes innovative approaches to the education of adult educators
2019 Award Recipient: University of Louisville
CGS Graduate Student Leadership Award
This award to recognizes a graduate student who have engaged in outstanding leadership, service, research, and practice to adult and continuing education.
2019 Award Recipient: Makena Neal
CCMNFE Outstanding Adult Educator Award
This award is given in appreciation of the dedication and service to adult learners in their community.
2019 Award Recipient: Clarence "Clay" Ware