Nominations are due by Dec. 15 for ACE’s Student of the Year Award, which honors adult learners who show qualities such as perseverance, the capacity to overcome great odds and the ability to inspire others to set high lifelong learning goals.
Anyone who teaches, works with or knows of eligible adult learners can submit the names of worthy individuals by using the form on ACE’s website. The winner will be recognized at ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, March 10-13, 2018. Adult learners also can nominate themselves, as long as they also can submit a nominating organization and statement of support.
The Student of the Year Award, formerly the Adult Learner of the Year, is presented annually by ACE to an individual who has benefited academically or professionally from the use of ACE credit recommendations for workforce or military training. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding achievements in their community or workplace while successfully balancing demands such as family, career and education.
ACE's College Credit Recommendation Service and Military Evaluations are forms of credit for prior learning. The ACE programs evaluate employers' workplace education and training programs, or military courses and occupations, and recommend academic credit when that learning is college level.
The award was presented last year to Tara Turley, a single mother and electrician who employed her skills to assist her flood-ravaged West Virginia community.