The Excellence in Education Award is presented to an individual who has improved the field of education and/or the way students are served.
The Addis Award recognizes a NACAC member who has provided the association with unique and outstanding service.
The Wilson Award is presented to a NACAC member who, over a period of years, has performed outstanding service to our profession.
In their own words
Recent award winners reflect on receiving NACAC's top honors
Any contributions I have made to advance guidance and advocacy for students are a direct result of the professional development opportunities afforded me throughout my career from our professional associations and their members as well as from the leadership and colleagues within the institutions I have served. It is now more important than ever that we work with and through our associations to successfully guide the way to inclusion for all students and further advance our mission for access, equity, and affordability. I’ve been honored to dedicate my career to that effort and cannot express the depth of my gratitude for this recognition.
We were in the thick of things running our program at Whitman College, I had just helped set up the college fair and took a moment to sit on the floor with some counselors to check email and get ready for our next session when I learned I had been selected to receive a NACAC Award. Because my focus was on our programmatic work, I had to read it several times and I finally handed my laptop over to my colleagues with a big smile! It was special to share this moment during the College Horizons program with the volunteer counselors and college partners because it was an affirmation of our work that is centered in college access, equity, and inclusion of Native American students in higher education.