Nominations for 2016 FloridaACE Awards Now Being Accepted

Adam Derosa, Florida Association of Colleges and Employers2014

We are seeking nominations for three of our organization’s prestigious awards:

John T. Brownlee Leadership Award – This award was established by the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers in recognition of John T. Brownlee’s contribution and tireless efforts on behalf of the organization.  In John’s years (1977-1986) of involvement with FloridaACE, he served as a board member and as president.  He brought enormous energy and enthusiasm to the organization and this award serves as an ongoing memorial in recognition of his dedication and commitment.

Student of the Year Award – Each year, FloridaACE presents an award with a cash prize to a deserving student who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of experiential learning.  Any student of a two or four-year Florida higher education institution may be nominated for this award by a college/university member or an employer member.

New Member Award – The goal of this award is to recognize a new member who is helping to keep FloridaACE strong by volunteering for committees and/or special projects.

Please visit for eligibility criteria, nominating procedure and basis for selection.  Winners will be announced at the 2016 annual conference in Miami during the Awards luncheon.

Submission deadline is March 4th, 2016.


Call for Programs – NOW OPEN!

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We are excited to announce we are now accepting program submissions for the 2016 conference.  Next year, the conference will be in the beautiful Miami, FL and our theme is “Destination Miami: Innovate. Integrate. Motivate”.  We are looking forward to you sharing your best practices and bright ideas at the conference.  With so many talented individuals in Florida, we are excited to review your program proposals.

  • Did you have any new successful programs, partnerships, models or outreach efforts?
  • Have you done any research on trends in recruiting or career services?
  • Any advice on how to successfully manage students or staff?
  • Do you have suggestions for new technology to use or ways to improve your visibility on social media networks?

 To submit a program proposal, please CLICK HERE. The submission form is through Memberclicks.  You can log in to your Memberclicks account to submit a proposal or you can submit it without logging in by clicking the “Continue” button under the “Non-Members” section.

 The deadline for program proposals is March 7, 2016.

 As a reminder, the top rated program from the 2016 annual conference will have to opportunity to present their program in a webinar in the fall of 2016, AND the lead presenter will receive FREE conference registration for the 2017 FloridaACE Conference.

 We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting roundtable discussion leader proposals as well.  This is a new online process.  To submit a Roundtable Discussion proposal, please CLICK HERE.  

 We look forward to seeing you in Miami in June!