Three Teacher Education & Higher Education faculty members were recognized during the 50th anniversary celebration of the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA), held on UNCG’s campus October 27-28, 2016. NCCPA, a state chapter of ACPA – College Student Educators International, is committed to the education and development of post-secondary students in North Carolina and exists for the benefit of all student personnel professionals in the state.
Dr. Colleen Fairbanks received NCCPA’s Service in Support of the Profession award for her efforts to support the work of the Higher Education program. Award criteria calls for the winner to have made a significant contribution in support of the profession and have demonstrated outstanding service to or have made some other type of significant contribution to the post-secondary student personnel/student development field.
Dr. Symphony Oxendine received the Distinguished Scholar/Professional Contribution award, acknowledging her significant contributions to the field of student development and student affairs in higher education through scholarly contributions, research, teaching, and/or service to the field.
Dr. Brad Johnson (Teacher Education & Higher Education) received the inaugural NCCPA’s President Award, which serves to recognize individuals at all levels and roles within higher education or in support of higher education who have made substantial contributions to NCCPA.