Awards

NACE Awards: Leading Change Session Listing

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NACE Connect Kickoff (Free)
Monday, June 15, 2020  |  2 - 3:30 PM ET  |  Suggested Audience: All

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Shawn VanDerziel, NACE Executive Director; Chris Carlson, 2019-20 NACE President; and Jennifer Lasater, 2019-20 NACE President-Elect welcome you to the opening reception for NACE Connect.

Also included is an acknowledgement of and lively panel discussion with this year’s Academy of Fellows inductees. The Academy of Fellows Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the profession through the advancement of knowledge, leadership, or excellence in professional practice.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Shawn VanDerziel, NACE
Chris Carlson, Northrop Grumman
Jennifer Lasater, Purdue University Global
Roxanne Hori, New York University
Marilyn Mackes, NACE Emeritus (retired)

Johnny Campbell, Featured Speaker from SocialTalent.com

The Distance Between Reality and Expectation: What Career Services and Graduate Employers Overlook—and How to Do Better

2020 has been quite a year. In just two months, we experienced two years worth of transformation, showing that, more than ever, the job market changes at lightning pace. As such, career services is falling short at preparing graduates for the ongoing journey of their careers, rather than the destination of their first role. Equally, graduate employers set expectations that not only exceed possibility, but also demonstrate a lack of understanding in the potential of these new hires. In this talk, you'll learn about the value in meeting in the middle to realize graduates' full potential—and how to do it effectively.

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Join us for a lively panel discussion with the award winners for:

  • Mentor of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual who selflessly demonstrates leadership and the ability to serve as a quality mentor to one or more individuals.
  • NACE Catalyst Award: Recognizes an HR/recruiting individual with up to four years of experience in the HR/recruiting field, who exemplifies excellence and leadership, and has provided innovation in the field of human resources and recruiting. Work experience can be a combination of both career services and university relations.
  • NACE/Spelman Johnson Rising Star Award: Recognizes an individual who demonstrates strong leadership potential, and contributions to the career services profession and NACE.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Shawn VanDerziel, NACE
Nadine Verna, Montclair State University
Kelsey Weissgold, IBM Corporation
Whitney McDowell-Robinson, Tougaloo College
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Join us for a lively panel discussion with the award winners and honorable mentions for:

Career Services Excellence Award: Acknowledges excellence in career services best practices.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Brian Guerrero, The Ohio State University
Jing Han, University of California, Berkeley
William Jones, Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Sharon Mickens, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Schlesinger, Brandeis University
Heidi Robinson, Wake Forest University
Tricia Zelaya-Leon, Rollins College

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Join us for a lively panel discussion with the award winners and honorable mentions for:

  • NACE/Chevron Award: Recognizes outstanding achievement for innovative programs in the college career services field.
  • Recruiting Excellence Award: Recognizes excellence in recruiting best practices.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Chris Carlson, Northrop Grumman
Marshella Pounds, Johnson & Johnson
Frits Bigham, Uber ATG
Dana Hutchens, Wake Forest University
Liz Julian, University of Wisconsin – Stout
Kayla Wheaton, Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Join us for a lively panel discussion with the award winners and honorable mentions for:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Excellence Award (College and Employer): Acknowledges excellence in best practices in nurturing and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Norma Guerra Gaier, The University of Texas at Austin
Brian Case, PPL
David Eckstein, Swinburne University
Amanda Machonis, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Gracy Sarkissian, New York University
Lynn Schroetter, Abbott Laboratories
Ayanna Wilcher, KPMG
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Join us for a lively panel discussion with the award winners, honorable mentions, and finalists for:

  • Members’ Choice Award: Acknowledges an individual who addresses a challenge, problem, or issue facing our profession with an innovative change or improvement.
  • Technology Excellence Award: Acknowledges excellence in best practices using technology and/or social media outlets.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Brian Guerrero, The Ohio State University
Kristin Balboni, Mount Holyoke College
Emily Kennelly, Florida State University
William Jones, Rutgers University
Jim Lowe, University of Connecticut
Cheryl Whitney Lower, Middlebury College
Lisa Mann, University of North Carolina at Ashville
Lauren Kross Polinksi, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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Join us for a lively panel discussion with the award winners for:

  • Career Services Champion Award: Awarded to a college or university president or chancellor from an accredited institution of higher education who supports the establishment of, and demonstrates forward-thinking leadership in support of, career services/education.
  • Employer Recruiting Champion Award: Awarded to a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President, or Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of an organization that recruits college students. The awardee will be one who demonstrates significant commitment to recruiting, hiring and cultivating college talent.

For a full list of the outstanding achievements honored this year, click here to download the awards program.

Presenters
Stephanie Pallante, CIGNA
Gary S. May, Chancellor, University of California at Davis (winner)
Marcie Kirk Holland, University of California at Davis (nominator)
Michael Hayford, President and Chief Executive Officer, NCR Corporation (winner)
Tony Burdett, NCR Corporation (nominator)