Regional Awards

Each of the five regions host their individual awards programs, recognizing the achievements of outstanding institutions and individuals in their own region.

 To find information about each regional conference and its awards process, click here to view our events page.

To see the rubrics used to review award nominations, click here.

Central Region Awards

2020 Central Region Award Recipients

Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator

Katie Linder

Kansas State University

Continuing Education Support Specialist Award

George Widenor

Kansas State University

Excellence in Instructional Design Award

Jerod Quinn

University of Missouri-Columbia

Engagement Award

Joanna Hernandez

Oakland University School of Nursing

Excellence in Teaching Award

Jenny Bossaller

School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri

Outstanding Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education Student Award

Crystal Ritz

Kansas State University

Outstanding Leadership Award

Vickie Cook

University of Illinois Springfield

Mid-Atlantic Region Awards

2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Award Recipients

Excellence in Teaching Award

Carolyn Morris

University of Delaware, Division of Professional & Continuing Studies

Excellence in Teaching Award

Eric Robbins

Penn State Behrend
Penn State World Campus

Partnership Award

Partnership Program Reaching Underserved Students: UD PCS/ETC Test Prep Scholarship Program

University of Delaware, Division of Professional & Continuing Education
Educational Testing Consultants, Inc.

Faculty and Staff Development Award

Online Teaching Essentials Workshop

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Outstanding Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education Student Award

Eliana Jolkovsky

Pre-Health Programs
University of Pennsylvania
College of Liberal and Professional Studies

Outstanding Program Award

Digital Multimedia Design Bachelor's Degree

The Pennsylvania State University

Outstanding Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education Student Award

Javier Cuadras

University of Pennsylvania
College of Liberal and Professional Studies

Engagement Award

UD Social Media Marketing Programs

University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies

Faculty and Staff Development Award

CSSW Annual Online Faculty Development Series

Columbia University School of Social Work

Mid-Atlantic Region Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Service

Christina Sax

Maryland University of Integrative Health

New England

2020 New England Region Award Recipients

Excellence in Engagement Award

Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT)

Southern New Hampshire University

Exemplary Teaching Award

Bonnie Fox

Southern New Hampshire University

Innovative and Creative Programming Award

End of Life Doula Professional Certificate

University of Vermont Continuing & Distance Education

Outstanding Continuing Education Support Specialist Award-Staff in a Support Role

Elena Arranz

Worcester State University

South

2020 South Region Award Recipients

Emerging Professional, Continuing and Online Education Leader Award

Kiley Forsythe

Mississippi State University

Emerging Professional, Continuing and Online Education Leader Award

Militza Maldonado

Florida International University

Outstanding Service to Professional, Continuing and Online Education Award

Lisa Verma

Louisiana State University

Professional, Continuing and Online Education Instruction Award

Anastacia Kohl

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional, Continuing and Online Education Instruction Award

Noel Steffes Melancon

Louisiana State University

Professional, Continuing and Online Education Student Award

Kevin Tillman

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional, Continuing and Online Educator Award

Athena Owen Nagel

Mississippi State University

Programs for Special Populations Award

Principals Leadership Development Program

Florida International University Center for Leadership

Program of Excellence: Credit Award

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Professional Studies

UNC Greensboro

UPCEA South Engagement Award

Hometown Hires

NC State University
Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council
Tar River United Way
Peacemakers

Program of Excellence: Noncredit Award

OpenRICE

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University

West

2020 West Region Award Recipients

Engagement Award

Learning Inside Out Network (LION)

University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fairbanks Correctional Center

Outstanding Administrative Process or Service Award

Alaska Advantage Program

University of Alaska Fairbanks eCampus

Outstanding Credit Program Award

Master of Science in Cyber Security Degree

California State University Dominguez Hills

Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award

Certificate in Software Product Management

University of Washington Continuum College

Outstanding Student Award

Stacey Stringfellow

University of Arizona Online

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Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!

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Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.