Adell McMillan Memorial Scholarship
The Adell McMillan Memorial Fund was established to assist women in their development as leaders in the college union
and student activities profession.
The scholarship is open to
women in college union and student activities who have demonstrated leadership
potential either on their campus or in the Association. Applicants will be students who have
demonstrated a commitment to working in the profession or professionals in the
early years of their work in the profession. The scholarship may be used to
support any activity that develops leadership potential: attendance at an ACUI
professional development program, support for development of a scholarly
article, or support to make a presentation at an ACUI professional development program.
Eligibility and Criteria
Any woman who is employed full-time at an ACUI member institution or enrolled full-time as a student at an ACUI member institution is eligible for nomination. Additionally, nominees should meet the following eligibility requirements and criteria:
- If a professional, have been in the field at least two years but not more than five years
- Have demonstrated commitment to the college union and student activities field through institutional involvement
Kaitlyn Howarth, Temple University, who works as an operations manager and with the Office of Disability Resources to provide work experiences for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2015 recipient: Hali Buck, The Ohio State University
2014 recipient: Jennifer Powell, Valparaiso University
2013 recipient: Reece Painter-Payne, Central Connecticut State University
About Adell McMillan
McMillan served as director of the Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon, was president of ACUI, and was the recipient of the Butts-Whiting Award in 1987. In 2006, she authored a collection of oral histories of the college union movement and ACUI titled College Union Pioneers.
McMillan was recognized with the Butts-Whiting Award, ACUI's highest honor, in 1987, and she served as the ACUI president in 1981.
This scholarship recognizes her
role as one of the first women to serve as a leader of ACUI and her commitment
to the development of women in leadership roles.
place nominations online by filling out the Adell McMillan Memorial
Scholarship nomination form to include the following information:
- Name, title, institution, and
contact information of nominee
- Letter of support indicating
leadership potential from an appropriate institutional representative
(examples: academic/faculty advisor or professional supervisor) or if
appropriate, the supervisor of an ACUI volunteer team.
- Letter of application,
written by the applicant, to address the following (in 3,000 words or less):
- The activity to be supported
by the scholarship
- The expected learning outcomes
from the experience
- How these learning outcomes complement
the core competencies for the profession
- How you will develop as a
leader through the experience provided
- Your past and current
involvement with ACUI
- Your past and current campus
involvement, highlighting work and/or leadership roles in the field of college
union and/or student activities
The nomination window for this year’s
awards is currently closed. This year's recipient was presented at the annual conference in New Orleans. Nominations will be collected again in late 2016.
Nominations will receive written or electronic notification
confirming their receipt. The ACUI awards committee, appointed annually
by the ACUI president, will review the applications to determine a winner. One winner will be chosen; one physical
award will be given to the winner. The winner will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the annual conference.
Updated Aug. 15, 2016