EACE Awards

Each year, EACE Awards honor and recognize those among us who have made a significant contribution to the Association or our industry as a whole.

  • Is there a program that you or a fellow member implemented that was innovative, redefined an existing practice or engaged students in a way that is either unique or substantial?
  • How about a new professional who has consistently impressed you with their efforts, energy and/or commitment?

Members are encouraged to either self-nominate or nominate a colleague that deserves recognition. You may check someone's EACE member status by searching the online membership directoryWho will you nominate for a 2021 EACE Award? Nominations for the 2021 EACE Awards are open through February 19, 2021.

Innovation & Leadership Awards

These awards are designed to honor innovation and contributions to our field, as well as, recognize leadership and best practices in the industries of HR/recruiting and career services.

Distinguished Leadership Award

This award honors outstanding and lasting contributions of such magnitude and quality to both EACE and the advancement of the field at-large as to merit public recognition and acclaim. This special award, although not necessarily presented every year, honors members whose leadership in strategic alliances/partnerships and/or literary and scholarly contributions have an impact regionally, nationally or internationally.

*New for 2021* Innovation in Crisis Leadership Award

This award honors outstanding leadership and innovative crisis management tactics in the field of career services or HR/recruiting.

Innovation in Assessment Award

This award honors outstanding models and/or best practices in programs and/or operational assessment processes which contribute to learning within our field with increased focus on outcomes and accountability.

Innovation in Program Development Award

This award honors outstanding program development in either recruiting or career services that can serve as a model program for others in the field to replicate.

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award honors EACE members who have made outstanding contributions and demonstrated innovation in work in the field of minority affairs and special populations.

Submit an Innovation & Leadership Award Nomination

EACE Service Awards

These awards are designed to recognize outstanding member service and involvement with our Association.

Tribute Award

Recognizes members who have consistently impacted and made lasting contributions to EACE through service, participation and leadership. The recipients of this award have had at least 6 years of involvement within the organization.

Outstanding Member Award

Awarded to member(s) who have made outstanding contributions through their involvement in EACE with a membership of at least 3 years or greater.

Rising Star Award

Awarded to member(s) who have made outstanding contributions through their involvement in EACE within the first 3 years of membership.
Submit a Service Award Nomination

Past Recipients

Click here to view EACE Award recipients.


Please see Awards FAQ or contact EACE Leadership & Recognition Committee Co-Chairs.