NACA Awards - Legacy Award

The Legacy Award was created in honor of NACA's 50th Anniversary. The award provides a year of NACA® professional development opportunities for up to two NACA® leaders who have the potential to serve the Association at a significant level for a significant period of time.

It is the intent of this program to recognize up to two individuals who would take advantage of the professional development opportunities listed below within a fiscal year. The registration fee for each of these events would be provided complimentary by NACA during that year. Any additional fees not covered by NACA would be the responsibility of the award winner. The winners would receive complimentary registration to:

  • Either one NACA conference or NACA Live
  • One NACA® institute

ELIGIBILITY Professional staff at NACA® member school. Nominees  may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague. Up to two individuals may be recognized.

CRITERIA The Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, one individual or individuals who:

  • served NACA in multiple previous roles as a volunteer
  • have future volunteer aspirations within the Association

To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form and include the following as attachments:

  • cover letter addressing why the candidate should be considered
  • list of past recognized volunteer experiences within NACA
  • goal sheet addressing future personal volunteer aspirations with NACA
  • résumé with a list of references. 
  • letter of support from the candidate’s institution 

Nomination Deadline: November 1

Legacy Award Nomination Form

Past Winners of the Legacy Award

  • 2023 - Joe Benyish
  • 2020 - Randy Flowers
  • 2018 - Melanie Bullock
  • 2018 - Pete Erschen
  • 2017 - Joshua Brandfon
  • 2016 - Peter Pereira
  • 2015 - Courtney James
  • 2014 - Natalie Keller Pariano
  • 2013 - Jessica Douglas
  • 2012 - Stephanie Fiely
  • 2012 - Shanna Kinzel
  • 2011 - Stacey Sottung
  • 2011 - Matt Miller
  • 2010 - Brian Gardner

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