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Exemplary Program Awards
Each year, NCWE recognizes two colleges with our Exemplary Program Awards in two categories: Credit Workforce Development Program and Noncredit Workforce Development Program. These awards are presented at the NCWE Annual Conference.

Award recipients will be chosen based on five application criteria: executive summary, description of partnerships and collaborations, potential economic impact, program results, and replication. The Applicant's college must be a member of NCWE.  All awards will be included in the NCWE Exemplary Program Compendium which is published yearly at the annual conference.

♦ 2014 Exemplary Program Award Recipients
♦ 2013 Exemplary Program Award Recipients

2015 NCWE Exemplary Awards Application Process
♦ PDF File

2015 Application Cover Sheet
♦ Word Document
Applications for 2015 awards are due March 18, 2015 - 4p PDT.
Award recipients will be notified by May 11, 2015.

James Jacobs Scholarship Award
The James Jacobs Scholarship Award honors the outstanding scholarly contributions made in the area of workforce education by Dr. Jacobs. This award supports and encourages doctoral research in areas such as Career Pathways, Workforce Development, Adult and Continuing Education, and Career/Technical Education. Applicants for the award must have achieved doctoral candidacy at the time of submission.

» 2015 Application Information
2015 Applications are due June 12, 2015 - 4p PDT

James Jacobs Scholarship Award Recipients

2012 Phyllis Cummins, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Miami University of Ohio, OH

Credential Attainment and Outcomes for Older Workers Participating
in WIA Programs: The Role of Community Colleges

Miami University of Ohio

2011 Dianne Palter-Gill, Dean of Corporate and Community Education
North Shore Community College, MA

Non-Credit and Credit Divisions in Community Colleges: The Dilemma of Multiple
Organizational Identities: A Case Study

University of Massachusetts

2010 Kathleen Schiefen, Dean of Academic Services - Damon City Campus

Monroe Community College, NY
Entrepreneurial Orientation of Community College Workforce Divisions
and the Impact of Organizational Structure

Capella University

2008 Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Associate Vice President Career Training & Development
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Come to the Table: Community Partnerships for Rural Economic Development

2007 Karen Sanders, Dean, Social Science, Health Education, PE and College Preparation
Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus

Academic Factors Related to the Persistence of General Educational Development (GED) Recipients in Community College: An Oregon Study
Oregon State University, OR

John F. Grede Board Service Award
The John F. Grede Board Service Award is presented to past members of the NCWE Board of Directors who have given outstanding, extraordinary service to the National Council for Workforce Education. This award is named after NCWE's first president, Dr. John F. Grede, who served during 1975-76. Dr. Grede conceived the idea to establish the Council for Occupational Education during the mid-1970's when the AACJC Board of Directors adopted the concept of affiliated councils. His dedication and leadership to the Council serves as the inspiration and standard of service for all who receive this award.


Award Recipients

1999 Dr. John F. Grede
2000 Dr. Robert Mundhenk
2001 Dr. Claudia H. Moore
2002 Dr. Jim Everett
2003 Dr. Diane Troyer
2004 Dr. J.D. Ross
2005 Dr. Butch (Homer) Hayes
2006 Dr. Raul Ramirez
2007 Dr. James Jacobs
2010 Dr. Nan Poppe
2013 Stephen Long


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