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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. 

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 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Nominations will be accepted USING THIS FORM 

Questions can be directed to the Awards Chairs, Dawne White, West Georgia Technical College & Caitlyn Cofer, Georgia Southern University, at awards@gace.org

Congratulations to the past recipients!

2018-19 Recipients

College Nominated

Chris Avery

Minfei Ahao

Georgia Southwestern State University

Wesleyan College

2017-18 Recipients
College Nominated

Nicholas Mathis

Thu Nguyen

Clayton State University

Wesleyan College

2016-17 Recipient

College Nominated

Xin Catherine Tang
Site: Doi Cham Theatre Lab, Vietnam

Wesleyan College         

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

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

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