The Association for Continuing Higher Education Inc. recognized CCPE with national awards for leadership, service, and marketing at its 80th annual national conference held October 8-10 in Newport, Rhode Island. With nearly 200 people in attendance, this year’s conference attracted higher education professionals from across the United States and around the globe.
Four CCPE staff members (present and former) received awards.
• Davia Rose Lassiter, director of marketing, received the Leadership Award. According to ACHE, this is the highest award presented and recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions in leadership, theory and practice in continuing higher education.
• Barbara Calhoun, former dean, received the Emeritus Award. Recipients of this award are recognized upon retirement. Barbara served 23 years as dean of CCPE before she retired in March.
• Michelle Girage, former assistant dean, received the Meritorious Service award. Award recipients are recognized for leadership and service to continuing higher education at their institutions and to ACHE.
• Becca Mattox, program manager, received the Rising Star Award. This award is for rising leaders and program developers at ACHE member institutions or organizations.
CCPE also received the Crystal Marketing Award for Open House, a biannual event for the public to explore the professional, executive and community programs available. Nearly 600 people from surrounding counties come to the Open House to talk to CCPE staff, instructors and graduates. There are also opportunities to receive employment resources from the Georgia Department of Labor and KSU’s Department of Career Planning and Development.
Davia further represented CCPE by preparing two presentations for conference attendees: A breakout session titled “Spotlight Success: Using Student Testimonials to Power your Marketing and Brand” and a workshop titled “Bull’s Eye: A Multi-Layered Approach to Target Marketing.”
Featured photo: From left, Bill Boozang ACHE President; Davia Rose Lassiter, CCPE Director of Marketing; and Robin Plumb, ACHE Awards Chair.