The GACE Founder's Award recognizes those who have provided outstanding service, support and dedication to the organization and the career services and recruitment professions. It is the association's highest award.
The award was established in 1992 and only given when deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. Nominations are submitted in January to the current GACE president, who then presents the nominations to the Board.
2016 - Don Cornwell, Emory University
2014 - Bridgette McDonald, Clayton State University
2010 - Charlene Leach, Mercer University
2009 - Karen McGrath, Enterprise Rent A Car
2009 - Catherine Neiner, Agnes Scott College
2007 - Wanda McGukin, University of West Georgia
2004 - Kelli Barley, UPS
2001 - Rosita Jackson-Smith, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
1999 - Bruce Brewer, State University of West Georgia
1999 - Diane M. Fennig, Augusta State University
1997 - Peggy A. Gardner, Clayton College & State University
1996 - Lee Anne Seawell, The University of Georgia
1995 - Regenia Doyle, Southern Polytechnic State University