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 129 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Nominations will be accepted: Or via email or mail by downloading the nomination form here and submitting to: 
Dawne S. White
West Georgia Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Blvd
Waco, GA 30182

Congratulations to the past recipients!

2017-18 Recipients

College Nominated

Nicholas Mathis

Thu Nguyen
Site: Doi Cham Theatre Lab, Vietnam

Clayton State University

Wesleyan College

Employer Nominated
None Submitted

2016-17 Recipient

College Nominated

Xin Catherine Tang
Site: Doi Cham Theatre Lab, Vietnam

Wesleyan College         

Employer Nominated
None Submitted

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

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