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GACE Rising Star Award

The GACE Rising Star Award was instituted to recognize a new GACE member for their involvement and dedication to GACE and for helping to raise the standard of excellence for our organization. Nominations may come from any GACE member and must be submitted by March 17, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Annual GACE Conference.

Nominations Guidelines:

  1. Nominees must be GACE members for 6 years or less.
  2. Have performed outstanding services for GACE during 2016.
  3. Currently or previously active on GACE committee(s).
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy/mission of GACE.
  5. Nominations must be made by a current member.
  6. Letters of nomination must be submitted to the Awards Chair by March 17, 2017.
  7. Recipient(s) will be selected by the GACE Awards Committee and confirmed by the GACE Board.

    If you know an outstanding GACE member who fits this profile, please download the GACE Rising Star Nomination Form and send to Amanda Long at

    Past Recipients of the GACE Rising Star Award:

    2015-16 Recipient
    Megan Flora, Associate Director, University of Georgia Career Center

    2014-15 Recipient
    Amanda Long, Assistant Director, Kennesaw State University

    2013-14 Recipient
    Andrew Crain, Assistant Director, University of Georgia Career Center

    2012-13 Recipient
    Michael Dutcher, Associate Director of Career Services, Kennesaw State University

    2011-12 Recipient
    Laura Ledgerwood, Career Consultant, University of Georgia Career Center

    2010-11 Recipients
    Samantha Speers, Employment Consultant for BB&T Bank
    Erica Walbert, Career Consultant, University of Georgia Career Center

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