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. Nominations may be made under one of the following categories: employer-nominated or college-nominated.
Undergraduate or graduate student at an institution of higher learning in Georgia.
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.
Applicant has not previously received the award.
AWARD CRITERIA The selection committee will rate students on the following criteria:
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
Involvement 20% Résumé highlighting the student’s experience plus any other community/campus involvement
NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS The nominating GACE member is responsible for collecting and submitting:
RECOGNITION The winner will be recognized annually at the Awards Reception at the GACE Annual Conference.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PAST RECIPIENTS!
2019-20 Recipients Andrew Petraglia, University of Georgia Alicia Olson, Clayton State University
2018-19 Recipients Chris Avery, Georgia Southwestern State University
Minfei Ahao, Wesleyan College
2017-18 Recipients Nicholas Mathis, Clayton State University
Thu Nguyen, Wesleyan College
2016-17 Recipient Xin Catherine Tang, Wesleyan College
2015-16 Recipients Sydney Britt, Agnes Scott College
McKenzie Fisher, Georgia College