2019 RecipientUniversity of South Florida–St. Petersburg for “Wednesdays in the O”
This award includes a $500 scholarship for professional development. The New Professional Award is given to a new professional within Region III who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the profession and Region III. Recipients of this award are active in their campus community and in ACUI initiatives. The recipient must be a staff member of an ACUI member institution and should meet the following criteria:
- Has been in the field at least two years but no more than five
- Has demonstrated commitment to the college union and student activities through institutional involvement
- Has demonstrated commitment to ACUI through regional and/or Association-wide involvement
2019 RecipientBrent Sutphin, University of Southern Mississippi
2019 RecipientJessica Inman, University of Florida
2019 RecipientCraig Messina, North Carolina State University
2019 RecipientChris Adrian, Coastal Carolina University
The purpose of the award is to recognize union and student activities professionals of Region III member institutions who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the profession, Region III, ACUI, and their campus community. The nominee must be a staff member of an active ACUI member institution and have been in the profession for a minimum of 10 years.
The recipient will receive a $500 monetary award. The Smith-Steele Award for Professional Staff is named for two individuals who have dedicated their lives to the profession: C. Shaw Smith and Richard Steele. Smith served as the first union director for Davidson College for more than 30 years, the Region 5 coordinator twice, and as the ACUI national director. Steele served Region 6 as a member of the Regional Leadership Team, as a regional director, and as an ACUI president.
Alison Ward, the University of Tennessee- Knoxville