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AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

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CCME AWARDS INFORMATION

The CCME president presents several awards during the CCME annual symposium luncheon, recognizing outstanding contributions and accomplishments of those supporting education among the military community. The CCME Executive Board is extending an invitation to award recipients to attend the CCME 2022 awards luncheon. The individual that nominated the award recipient in each category will receive a one-year free individual membership or $50.00 credit toward a corporate membership for the next fiscal year.

 

The 2022 award nomination period is OPEN. Awards and scholarships will be announced in January 2022. Please complete the Nomination form and submit it to awards@ccmeonline.org 

 

 

Awards and Criteria

John Brian Service and Leadership Award
John Brian was the Education Director at Norton AFB for many years. He was a member of CCMEA (California Colleges and Military Educators Association) when it was an organization only for military and civilian educators serving the military in California. John was instrumental in getting the organization to broaden its scope and change its name. He served as President 1977-1978. The John Brian Service and Leadership Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an employee of any branch of the United States Armed Services and must be directly involved in the delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs on a military installation.

  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's commanding officer or department head.

  • The nominee must have worked at least two years at the office level as an education services officer, education specialist, education counselor, or education technician.

  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in providing quality voluntary off-duty education programs at his/her military installation.

  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

William E. Kennedy Award
William Kennedy was Vice President and Head of Chapman College's (now Chapman University), regional education centers. Bill was one of the early pioneers in developing and implementing college degree programs at extension campus sites. Bill was a national advocate and avid supporter of the voluntary education program and was instrumental in founding the CCMEA (California Colleges and Military Educators Association) which later became CCME and served as the first elected President of the association. Sometime after Bill's death in 1985 the William Kennedy Award was established in his honor. The William E. Kennedy Award is given to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an employee of an institution offering a program of instruction at one or more military installations.

  • The program of instruction offered by the employing institution must be governed by the provisions of voluntary off-duty educations programs.

  • In addition, at their discretion, the Awards Committee may seek a written recommendation from the President, Vice-President, or Dean from the nominee's educational institution.

  • The nominee has been employed directly in the promotion and delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs for a period of at least three years.

  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in the delivery of quality programs to military installations.

  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

CCME Corporate Award
The CCME Corporate Award is presented to an organization in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military education. The recipient should be a corporation (profit or not-for-profit) that supplies quality education products or services to the armed services. The Corporate Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an organization directly involved in the support of voluntary off-duty education to the armed forces.

  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's institutional leader (president, CEO, etc.).

  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's organizational accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in supporting quality voluntary off-duty education to the armed services.

  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

 

CCME Institution Award
The CCME Institution Award is presented to a higher education institution in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military education. The recipient will be a college or university that supplies quality education programs to the armed services. The Institution Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an institution directly involved in the support of voluntary off-duty education to the armed forces.

  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's institutional leader (president, provost, dean, etc.).

  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's organizational accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in supporting quality voluntary off-duty education to the armed services.

  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

Barry Cobb Government Organization Award
This award recognizes the outstanding contributions that government entities make to military education in honor of Dr. Barry Cobb who retired after serving as Director of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) from 1981-2005. Dr. Cobb reflected on his government career saying, "We should all feel a strong sense of accomplishment for our efforts to provide educational opportunities to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. I know our work has changed lives and provided so many individuals a chance to grow personally and professionally." The Barry Cobb Government Organization Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be a government organization directly involved in the delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs to the military.

  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's government agency (director, president, etc.).

  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in providing quality voluntary off-duty education programs or services.

  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

 

Gary A. Woods Advisory Council on Military Education (ACME) Award
The CCME Advisory Council on Military Education (ACME) Award is presented to an ACME in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military and/or veteran education. ACMEs strive to promote, support, and deliver the highest quality education in their respective states/regions within all branches of the Armed Services by encouraging educational institutions to be innovative and flexible in meeting the needs of their Military & Veteran students. The CCME ACME Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee should be a state or regional ACME officially formed and operating at the time of nomination.

  • The Awards Committee and CCME ACME Liaison shall ascertain that the ACME's accomplishments and service are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in promoting, supporting, and/or delivering quality education programs and services for our Armed Services members, Veterans, and their families.

  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

CCME Community Partnership Award   NEW
The CCME Community Partnership award is presented to organizations that have established unique relationships, programs, and services that positively impact the personal and professional development of our Service members, Veterans, and their families. Recipients will have demonstrated how they have contributed to the academic and career growth of our Service members, Veterans, and their families through a project or partnership that promotes transition readiness and employment.

  • The nominees must be organizations that are directly involved in the support and/or delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs to the military.

  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's leadership entity (director, president, CEO, etc.).

  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and contributions to the academic and career growth of our Service members, Veterans, and their families.

 

Questions can be directed to the CCME Awards Chair at awards@ccmeonline.org 

 
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CCME AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

John Brian Service and Leadership Award
Outstanding service to the voluntary education community by a government employee.

2021 Johanna E. Rose - Education Services Specialist Supervisor, MCCS Lejeune-New River

2020 Deborah Marconda – Education Section Head, Leadership Scholar Program Manager, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps  |  2019 Ms. Alva Anthony – Chief, Force Development (Education & Training)  |  2018 Mr. Bart MacMillan - Education and Career Specialist, USMC, Henderson Hall  |  2017 Mr. Peter Harris, Education Chief, John A. Lejeune Education Center, MCCS Lejeune-New River  |  2016 Sam Bagwell, US Marine Corps and Phil Cataquiz, US Navy  |  2015 Rosalee "Sally" Lambert  |  2014 William Garcia  |  2013 Donna Duellburg  |  2012 Ann Hunter, Chief USN Education  |  2011 Mariver "Ivy" Castro  |  2010 Major Troy M. Gipps  |  2009 Dawn A. Bilodeau  |  2008 Jonell Calloway

 

William E. Kennedy Award
Outstanding dedication and leadership in the delivery of quality programs to military installations and/or individuals.

2021 Kim Mitchell - Senior Vice President, Military, Veteran & Gov't Affairs, National University

2018 Mr. Robert Wells - Military Science Coordinator, Texas A&M University-Central Texas  |  2017 Pamela Washington, Park University, Henderson Hall Campus  |  2016 Jim Yeonopolus, Central Texas College  |  2015 James McDonough  |  2013 Kirsten Savage  |  2011 Dr. Cheryl Polson and Susan Dewan  |  2010 Richard W. Carter  |  2009 Randy Wright  |  2008 William “Bud” Hayes, Jr.

 

CCME Corporate Award
Presented to an organization in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military education.

2021 Solid, LLC - President Lisa Lutz

2019 Indtai, Inc.  |  2018 BAM Technologies  |  2017 Tutor.com  |  2015 Military Advanced Education (MAE)  |  2011 American Council on Education (ACE)  |  2010 Indtai, Inc.  |  2009 BAM Technologies  |  2008 MBS Direct

 

CCME Institution Award
Presented to a higher education institution in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military education.

2021 Saint Martin's University, JBLM Campuses

2020 Webster University  |  2019 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  |  2018 University of North Carolina - Wilmington  |  2017 Colorado Technical University  |  2016 Troy University  |  2015 Kansas State University  |  2014 Saint Martin's University  |  2013 State University of New York, Empire State College  |  2012 American Military University  |  2011 University of Maryland University College (UMUC)  |  2010 Hawaii Pacific University  |  2009 Coastline Community College  |  2008 Colorado Technical University at Colorado Springs

 

Barry Cobb Government Organization Award
Recognizes the outstanding contributions that government entities make to military education.

2021 MCAS Cherry Point Education Center - Education Services Officer Teresa Allen

2018 US Army Installation Management Command  |  2017 Eglin Air Force Base Education Center  |  2016 Coast Guard Institute  |  2015 MCB Camp Pendleton  |  2013 Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base
2012 Ramstein Air Force Base  |  2011 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  |  2010 Coast Guard PSSU Honolulu Learning Center & Marine Corps Base Hawaii Joint Education Center  |  2009 Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges & Community College of the Air Force

 

CCME President’s Award
Recognizes significant contributions from any sector that has advanced the cause of military education.

2020 Dawn Bilodeau  |  2019 Amy Moorash, Microsoft, Inc., and Student Veterans of America  |  2018 Jim Yeonopolous  |  2017 Dr. Kathryn Snead  |  2016 Organizational Award: Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC). Individual Award: Laurine Anderson  |  2015 Carolyn Baker  |  2014 William Yaeger  |  2013 Bonnie Orvick  |  2012 Louis Martini  |  2011 Carolyn Baker  |  2010 Jeffrey Cropsey  |  2009 Gary Woods  |  2008 James Selbe and James Wright

 

CCME President Emeritus

2021 Louis Martini - CCME Symposium Event Manager

Mebane Harrison
Dr. Fred Huber

 

CCME Lifetime Achievement Award

2021 Fred Drummond - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Force Education & Training

2019 Jeffrey Cropsey, Joycelyn Groot, and Daryl Patrick  |  2018 Mebane Harrison and Benjamin Randle  |  2017 Dr. John Ebersole  |  2015 Jim Sweizer  |  2014 Andrea Baridon  |  2013 Ramona McAfee and Susan McIntosh  |  2012 Jim Anderson, Jeffrey Haycraft, and Marcy Shapiro  |  2011 Loretta Cornett-Huff  |  2008 Dian Stoskopf

 

CCME Service Award

2020 Anthony Clarke, Thomas Dawkins, Michael Midura, Alisha Miller, Gerald Smith, Janine Wert  |  2019 Shad Satterthwaite and Lane Huber  |  2017 Jim Cronin, Jeff Cropsey, and Margaret Reed  |  2015 Barbara Merlo, Angela Reese, Deborah Walker and Bill Yeager  |  2014 Linda Frank and GySgt Axel Davila

 

Gary A. Woods ACME Award

2019 FLA-ACME - Florida Advisory Council on Military Education  |  2018 SECOME - Southeastern Council on Military Education  |  2017 VA-ACME - Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education

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SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Breaking Barriers - Enhancing Value by Improving Outcomes that Shape Student Success 

 

 The 2022 application period is OPEN. Awards and scholarships will be announced in January 2022.

 

The Council of Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships each year to United States Servicemembers (active duty/veterans) and spouses of servicemembers who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees.