Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Award

Recognize your students! 

GACE members are invited to nominate students who exemplify the characteristics of experiential learning: excellent work habits, academic performance, and good citizenship. 

Two Jack Mangham Experiential Learning Award recipients will receive a $500 monetary award: one nominated by a college member and one nominated from an employer member. 

Award Categories:

Employer-nominated                 College-nominated


  • Participation in experiential learning such as co-op, internship, student teaching, or volunteerism during the previous academic year (spring, summer, and fall semesters)
  • Exemplary performance in academic work and community settings
  • Enrollment and/or graduation from an institution of higher learning in Georgia
  • Applicant has not previously received the award


The nominating GACE member is responsible for collecting and submitting:
  • Transcript 
  • Recommendation 
  • Student Essay 
  • Resume 
  • Nomination Form


The selection committee will rate students on the following criteria:

 Criteria  Weight  Documentation
 Nomination Form  20%  Completed nomination form from GACE member
 Academic Record  20%  Academic transcript (official or unofficial)
 Work Ethic  20%  Recommendation letter for student from a supervisor or faculty member (1 per student)
 Student Essay  20%  Essay from the student detailing the experience and how it helped her/his career development
 Citizenship/Involvement  20%  Resume highlighting the student’s experience plus any other community/campus involvement

All required materials must be received by March 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Nominations Closed

Nominations may be accepted by email or mail.  Email submission is preferred; the award judges will access the files electronically. Please send all application materials to: 

Roslyn Brown
Georgia Gwinnett College 
Career Development & Advising Center 
Student Center, Suite E-2130
1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 

Congratulations to the past recipients!

2015-16 Recipients

 College Nominated
Sydney Britt
Site: Music Education Intern at Decatur High School

Agnes Scott College

McKenzie Fisher
Site: Bobcats Against Hunger
Georgia College
Employer Nominated
None Submitted

2014-15 Recipients

Employer Nominated Kari Zimmer Georgia Institute of Technology

Site: Siemens
College Nominated

Michelle Michael

University of West Georgia

Site: University of West Georgia Department of Educational Technology & Foundations

2013-14 Recipients

 Employer Nominated None Submitted

 College Nominated 
Gustavo Del Aguila II Georgia State University

Site: Physics Department at Georgia State University Nominated by Georgia State University
   Kristopher Harper  College of Coastal Georgia
   Site: F.D.I.C  Nominated by College of Coastal Georgia 

2012-13 Recipients

 Employer Nominated Zachary Chahalis Emory University
  Site: Response Mine Interactive
Nominated by Response Mine Interactive

 College Nominated
Kathleen Burns Georgia College

Site: Midway Elementary School  Nominated by Georgia College

2011-12 Recipients

 Arts & Sciences  Karin Hauffen  Augusta State University
 Education  Ashley Murphy  University of Georgia
 Engineering/Technology  Andrew Warren  Southern Polytechnic State University
 Business  Alex Bush  Kennesaw State University

2010-11 Recipients

 Arts & Sciences  Kirnel Daniel  Agnes Scott College 
 Education  Chris Daniel  LaGrange College
 Engineering/Technology  Randy Fussell  Kennesaw State University
 Business  Terence Young  Kennesaw State University

Sydney Britt

Agnes Scott College

Sydney Britt is a Junior at Agnes Scott College where she majors in Music with a minor in Education. Sydney is a Letitia Pate Evans Scholar, Dana Scholar, and a recipient of both the Nannette Hopkins and Nora Bell Daniels awards. She currently serves as both Vice President of Ritual and Service Chair of the Gamma Eta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, and will be inducted into the HOASC Chapter of Mortar Board this spring. During her internship she served as a private vocal coach for over twenty students who were auditioning for All State Chorus and All State Reading Chorus. She also taught repertoire to the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced and Mixed choirs and facilitated private sight-reading screenings to assess student growth over the semester. These activities culminated in the opportunity to conduct the choirs in their final concert. 

McKenzie Fisher

Georgia College

"The bulk of my experience has stemmed from my involvement in the leadership programs at Georgia College as well as in founding the student organization Bobcats Against Hunger. Within the leadership programs I have dived deep into the study of leadership, learning about the different practices and principles while also practicing leadership and examining my own personal strengths and weaknesses. In co-founding Bobcats Against Hunger I mobilized my peers to act on the issue of food insecurity within our surrounding community. Within the first two years we collectively raised $25,000 to package 100,000 meals. I feel prepared for what lies ahead, not only because I have gained a sound education in business marketing and leadership, but also because I have had the opportunity to master skills that go beyond the classroom through the practice I was given within my various involvements."

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