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By Steve Dubb

Every year, the Association of Cooperative Educators acknowledges the outstanding work of co-operative educators. We have five categories. It is not required to give an award in each category every year, but we want to make sure to recognize people in our field of cooperative education and development who merit recognition.

Please nominate the people and organizations you wish to have recognized!

Nominations are due by Monday, April 15th. The board will make its selections on April 23rd. We make our selections in April, so we can give inductees two months’ notice before they receive an award. This makes it easier for awardees to attend.

An abbreviated description of each category is below.

  • The Jessica Gordon Nembhard Cooperative Education and Training Award: The award acknowledges the efforts of an individual or organization for their ongoing work in educating others about cooperatives. This is a longstanding award renamed in 2022 to acknowledge the incredible contribution of Jessica Gordon Nembhard to cooperative education.
  • The William Hlushko Award to Young Cooperative Educators: The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) established this award in 1978 to acknowledge and recognize outstanding achievement of young cooperative educators who are members of the organization and are below the age of 35. Many awardees have gone on to make major contributions to the field.
  • The Reginald J. Cressman ACE Award: The Award recognizes an ACE Member who demonstrates outstanding commitment to staff development as exemplified by long-time cooperator Reginald J. Cressman.
  • The John Logue ACE Award: The Award, which honors John Logue, founder of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, recognizes an individual or organization whose educational programs, technical assistance, or research acts as a catalyst for change by creating innovative cooperatives..
  • The William Nelson Contribution to ACE Award: The Award recognizes an individual or an organization that adds significant value to ACE. This is a longstanding award renamed in 2016 to acknowledge the incredible contribution of William J. Nelson to the association.

Thanks so much for forwarding your nominations to us!