Missy Burgess, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
Missy Burgess works tirelessly—both on her campus and for ACUI. As one nominee said, "Your work-ethic, determination, and commitment to everything you are
involved with are all testament to your legacy as a colleague and your
impacts in the Association and every campus where you have worked.” Burgess used her energy, positivity, and leadership acumen to lead ACUI's efforts to host the first in-person conference in three years.
Debra Hammond, California State University–Northridge
Debra Hammond has brand recognition within ACUI. Nominators spoke to her compassion, commitment to new professionals, and transformational leadership skills. From the strength of her words and actions, her bright smile, to her infectious energy and recognizable laugh, Hammond has an impact on those around her. She is a servant leader who has directly and indirectly shaped the landscape of student affairs, student union work, and ACUI.
Sharon “Chickie” Silverstein, Suffolk County Community College
Sharon “Chickie” Silverstein list of volunteer services is long, including regional and international positions, roles on the Board of Trustees and with Conference Program Teams, and College Bowl. Nominators described Silverstein as motivated, caring, role model, positive legacy, advocate, leader,
humble, engaging, loving, dedicated, friend, special, mentor,
appreciative, and committed—and as the "epitome of this award."