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A New Record for Awards

A New Record for Awards

We set a new record this year with 24 awards. Several awards came from highly respected adult learning organizations including the Georgia Adult Education Association (GAEA), the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE), the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the Council for Accelerated Programs.

“We are honored and humbled by the recognition,” said Dean Barbara Calhoun. “These awards represent the significant contributions our dedicated staff make daily for the enhancement and furtherance of lifelong learning.”

Prior to this year’s record-setting accolades, the college received 22 awards in 2015 and 17 awards in 2014.

“This is a team effort,” said Michelle Girage, assistant dean. “We share these recognitions with our staff, our instructors and our students. They make our college a pillar in the community.”

The 24 awards received in 2016 include:


  • Innovative Marketing Award – “I Did It” campaign
  • Innovative Program Award – Professional Development in Gerontology
  • Professional Achievement Award – Tamara Grooms, Assistant Dean
  • Exemplary Service Contribution Award – Fundamentals of Residential Property Management instructors
  • Outstanding Adult Educator – Jan Britt

ACHE South

  • Joseph P. Goddard Scholarship Award – Cheryl Rodewig, Social Media Specialist

Council for Accelerated Programs

  • Excellence in Leadership – Barbara Calhoun

KSU Faculty and Staff Awards

  • Exceptional Customer Service – George Johnson


  • Continuing Education Student – Jermile Richards
  • Professional Continuing Educator – Dick Edwards
  • Outstanding Continuing Education Student, Noncredit Award – Natalia M. Higgins
  • Gold Winner and Division Winner: Outdoor Billboard/Signage – “I Did It” Billboards
  • Gold Winner: Strategic Recruitment Marketing Plan – January 2016 Open House
  • Gold Winner: Radio – “I Did It” WSB Commercial Campaign
  • Gold Winner: Television – Paralegal Commercials
  • Gold Winner: Trade Show Exhibit – “I Did It” Standees
  • Silver Winner: Mixed Media Campaign – “I Did It”
  • Silver Winner: Miscellaneous Interactive Media – TESOL Student Blog Series featuring Morgan Attaway
  • Silver Winner: General Catalog or Tabloid – The Course Catalog
  • Silver Winner: E-Communications – Email Marketing
  • Silver Winner: Newsletter – OLLI Newsletter
  • Silver Winner: Most Improved – Website Redesign
  • Bronze Winner: Website – ccpe.kennesaw.edu

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