Regional Awards

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

Central Region Awards

2017 Central Region Award Recipients

Innovative Program (Credit)

Master of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis on Interactive Media

University of Missouri-Columbia

Mature Program (Credit)

Personal Financial Planning Program

Kansas State University

Mature Program (Non-Credit)

K-State Leadership Seminar

Kansas State University

Excellence in Teaching

Stephen Ball

University of Missouri

John L. Christopher Outstanding Leadership Award

Bob Stine

University of Minnesota

Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award (Credit)

Kayla Savage

Kansas State University

Continuing Education Support Specialist Award – Staff in a Support Role

Ashley Nietfeld

Kansas State University Global Campus

Engagement Award

UFM Community Learning Center

Kansas State University Global Campus

Excellence in Advising

Kate VanDerKolk

Grand Valley State University

Mid-Atlantic Region Awards

2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Award Recipients

Excellence in Teaching Award

Elizabeth Wimer

Syracuse University

Outstanding Continuing Education Student

Marion Chandler

Wilmington University

Outstanding Continuing Education Student

Krista Fowler

Wilmington University

Outstanding Continuing Education Student

Kenneth Baldwin

The Catholic University of America

Engagement Award

The NJ Data Book

Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey and The Fund for New Jersey

Faculty & Staff Development

UP Online

Syracuse University

Faculty & Staff Development

Hybrid and Online Training (HOT)

Wilmington University

Outstanding Program Award

Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers' Conference

Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey

Partnership [Institutional and/or Business]

uCoach Partnership

Penn State World Campus and InsideTrack

New England

2017 New England Region Award Recipients

Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award

Tom Rudolph

Berklee Online

Exemplary Teaching Award

Beth Wilson

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Innovative and Creative Programming Award

IONM (Intraoperative Neuromonitoring)

University of Connecticut

Leadership and Service Award

John O'Leary

University of Rhode Island

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

Janet Danylieko

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Outstanding Student Award

Karen Duey

Johnson & Wales University


2017 South Region Award Recipients

Outstanding Service to Continuing Education

Kim Luzius

University of Alabama

Continuing Education Faculty

Audrey Anton

Western Kentucky University

Engagement Award

Flint Water Study Team

Virginia Tech

Continuing Education Student

Megan Harpine

Kennesaw State University

Emerging Continuing Education Leader

Josh Herron

Anderson University

Professional Continuing Educator

Tim Sanders

Kennesaw State University

Program of Excellence (Non-Credit)

North Carolina Racial Equity Network Team

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Programs for Special Populations

Veterans Education Training and Transition Program (Vet²)

Georgia Tech


2017 West Region Award Recipients

Emerging Continuing Education Professional

Julie Damron

Brigham Young University

Engagement Award

Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program

College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State

Outstanding Administrative Process or Service

Jason Lau

GPS Scholarship (Summer/Intersession), School of Extended & International Education
Sonoma State University

Outstanding Credit Program

Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior

University of Washington Continuum College

Outstanding Non-Credit Program

Animal Shelter Management Certificate: Lifesaving-Centered, Center for Professional and Continuing Education

University of the Pacific

Outstanding Student

Theresa Whitlock-Wild

Lewis-Clark State College


Get Involved with UPCEA

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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.