Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners!

Tribute Award

Scott Rappaport
Associate Director of Career Development
Saint Joseph's University

Scott Rappaport has worked in the Career Services field for the past 17 years at three different institutions and currently serves as the Associate Director overseeing assessment in the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Scott attended his first EACE conference in 2004 and quickly got involved within the organization. Highlights of his involvement with EACE include chairing the 2010 and 2018 Annual Conferences, servings on the Board as Director of Finance, and his time as President in 2015. Scott is proud that his EACE involvements have led to many great friendships and professional connections. He is excited to remain active with the association.


Outstanding Member Award

Gerald Tang
Associate Director, Operations and Marketing
Starr Career Development Center at Baruch College

Gerald Tang is a social media & technology enthusiast with over a decade of experience working in the university career services industry. Currently, Gerald works at CUNY, Baruch College as an Associate Director of Operations and Marketing for the Starr Career Development Center where he oversees the office’s marketing, operations and assessment initiatives. Prior to Baruch, he worked in the career services offices at Columbia University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2007, Gerald has been an active member of EACE, participated in various committees such as: Annual Conference, PR, Membership, Professional Development, Professional Exchange, Technology, Diversity and Inclusion, previous task force on management firms and even served on the board as Director of Technology and Information Management. He is also the recipient of the EACE Tribute Award in 2015 and Outstanding New Members Award in 2011.


Rising Star Award

Marisol Rosado-Perez
Career Counselor and Academic Coach
Widener University

Marisol Rosado-Perez chose to pursue her career path in higher education with the goal of improving the system for those who have been historically marginalized. Prior to higher education Marisol worked in the mental health field providing therapeutic services to the Philadelphia community. Currently, Marisol is a Career Counselor, Academic Coach and Advisor at Widener University. For the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, she serves as a co-chair for the Grants and Scholarships Committee.

As a career counselor, she helps students and alumni across schools and programs navigate through college and the professional world. As an academic coach and advisor, she supports students in developing their skills to improve overall academic performance and select their majors. As a co-chair Marisol guides her committee toward their goals while always focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to these roles, Marisol recently received her M.Ed.in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University in May 2020.


Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion Award

Amanda Machonis, Phyllis Schoen, Lynn Hewitt, and Cherie Fishbaugh
Career Development Center and Dub-C Autism Program at West Chester University

Program Title: Calm (Connect and Learn Meet-up)

The CALM event (Connect and Learn Meet-up) was designed for students with disabilities, including students in our Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP), to provide an intentionally-designed space where students could more comfortably and confidently connect with employers to practice professional networking, discuss job and internship opportunities and engage in conversations around workplace culture and industry insights.


Innovation in Program Development Award

Robbin Beauchamp
Wentworth Institute of Technology   

Program Title: [email protected]

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a co-op university in Boston. Every undergraduate day student is required to complete two co-ops to graduate. The Aspire @ Wentworth program is a unique collaboration between the Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program and Wentworth that is designed to support Wentworth students who are Neurodiverse (diagnosis not required). Aspire Job Coaches are psychologists and social workers who work closely with our students and employers throughout the co-op. Students work with their Job Coach before the interview, through the onboarding process and in weekly seminars with other [email protected] students. The Job Coach also supports the supervisor with regular calls and visits. This program is funded by Wentworth Institute of Technology. Since 2016, 21 students have successfully completed their co-op through the [email protected] program, allowing them to graduate. 

Past Year Award Recipients:

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.

  • 2017: Dr. Alicia Monroe, Rowan University
  • 2013: Marianne Tramelli, Columbia University
  • 2012: Helen Brown, Vector Marketing
  • 2011: Donna Cassell Ratcliffe, Virginia Tech
  • 2010: Tom Tarantelli, Rennselear Polytechnic Institute
  • 2003: 
    • Patricia J. Carretta, George Mason University
    •  Amy Feifer, Haverford/Bryn Mawr
    • Janet Jones, Rutgers University
    • Sam Ratcliffe, Virginia Military Institute 
  • 2001: 
    • Sam Hall, Howard University
    • Eric Schlesinger, The World Bank
  • 1998: Carol Dedrick, National Starch and Chemical

Innovation in Assessment

This award honors outstanding models and/or best practices in programs and/or operational assessment processes.

  • 2019: Joanne Ott, Assitant Director, Drexel University Steinbright Career Development Center
  • 2018: University of Connecticut Center for Career Development
  • 2015: Mansoor Khan and Michelle Kyriakides, St. John's University
  • 2014: Leslie Stevenson & Megan Wallace, University of Richmond

Innovation in Program Development

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

  • 2019:
    • University Career Center, Experiential Learning Unit, University of Maryland - College Park
    • Sabeen Sherikh, Darlene Johynson, and Liz Sposato, Hofstra University
  • 2017: Scott Dranka, Nicole Gauthier, Sherry Gomez, Michael Hill & Laurie Wrona, Springfield College
  • 2016: Courtney Hine, Nikki Sandoval, Francine Blume, Darren Cox, Rachel Shannon, Ann Martin, Rena Joseph, Rhoda Smackum, Cathy Francois, Brandi Malone, Kaitlin O'Connor, Harriett Hayes-Hubbard, University of Maryland University College
  • 2015:
    • Karin Asher, Allie Zalar, Alyson Kavalukas, & Alyssa Camerota, University of Pittsburgh

    • Bill McCarthy, Binghamton University

  • 2014: Jeanette Doyle, Springfield College

Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion

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

  • 2019: Lisa McGuire, Assistant Director, Corp. Partner Relations, University of Connecticut
  • 2018: Sharon Mickens, Devin Bristol, Anastasia Lopez, Jocelyn Gaydos, Karin Asher, & Megan Zimmerman, Kristen Manchor, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2017: Kimberly Dixon, Stony Brook University
  • 2016: 
    • Nancy Bilmes & Jim Lowe, University of Connecticut
    • Anna Young, Leslie Stevenson, Tina Cade & Ted Lewis, University of Richmond
  • 2015: Stephanie Angellotto, Kory Collins, Amy Todd, Karen Fox, Kurt Styers, Eunice Cardenas & Rebecca Taylor, Vanguard
  • 2004: Monster.com & Raytheon
  • 2002: Leslie Williams, University of Virginia
  • 2001: Dan Ryan, University of Buffalo
  • 2000: Vicki Lynn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 1998: Patricia Smith, Millersville University

  EACE Service Awards

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

Tribute Award

Recognizes members who have consistently contributed to EACE through service and participation on committees, presentations, and conferences. The recipients of this award have had at least 6 years of involvement within the organization.

  • 2019: Jennifer Barr, Associate Director & Pre-Law Advisor, Haverford College
  • 2018: Dr. Sam Ratcliffe, Director, Career Services, Military Institute
  • 2017: Robbin Beauchamp, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • 2015: 
    • Gerald Tang, Baruch College
    • Stacy McClelland, Enterprise Holdings
  • 2011: Claire Benton, Cornell University
  • 2009:
    • Kimberly Joy Dixon, Stony Brook University - SUNY
    • Rachel Yudell, Temple University
  • 2008: Walter Tarver III, StocktonUniversity
  • 2007: Matthew Brink, St. Joseph's University
  • 2006:
    • Karen Polyniak, Stevens Institute of Technology
    • Lori DelGuidice, Rutgers University

Outstanding Member 

Recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions through their involvement in EACE with a membership of at least 3 years or greater.

  • 2019:
    • Dorothy Hayden, Industry Advisor for Engineering Careers for University Career Services, George Mason University
    • Laurent Troland, Assitant Director, Bridgewater State University  
  • 2018: Kate Juhl, Program Director, College of Arts & Humanities, University of Maryland College Park
  • 2017: Christine Cervelli, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 2016: Jennifer Barr, Haverford College
  • 2015: Tracey Cantabene, Stevenson University
  • 2014: Tammy Samuels, Duke University
  • 2013: Ayanna Wilcher, KPMG
  • 2012:
    • Ray Ruiz, KPMG
    • Sharitta Gross, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2011:
    • Jennifer Broyles, Rutgers University
    •  Amy McPherson, Virginia Tech
  • 2009:
    • Christy Hanson, Messiah College
    •  Sharon M. Powers, Bryn Mawr/Haverford College
  • 2008: Helen Brown, Vector Marketing
  • 2007:
    • Lori DelGuidice, Honeywell International
    • Terri Moore, Time Warner Cable
  • 2006: Angella Griffin, George Washington University
  • 2005: Camille Franklin, American University
  • 2004: Monica Ko
  • 2003:
    • Adrienne C. Alberts, Johns Hopkins University
    • Fayth N. Litke, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • 2002: Michael Sciola, Wesleyan University

Outstanding New Member

Recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions through their involvement in EACE within the first 3 years of membership.

  • 2019:
    • Tracey Hanton, CPRW, Career Connections Specialist, Community College of Philadelphia
    • Mia Wittels, M.S.Ed, Assistant Director, Industry Advising, Villanova University 
  • 2018: Steve Savitsky, Career Advisor, Center for Career Development, Curry College
  • 2017: Stefano Verdesoto, Hofstra University
  • 2016: Scott Mannion, Babson College
  • 2015: Katie Vagen, Bridgewater State University
  • 2014: 
    • Christine Falcone, St. Joseph's University
    • Sara Jaques, Stevenson University
  • 2011: Gerald Tang, Columbia University
  • 2009:
    • Jennifer Rossi, Saint Joseph's University
    •  Stacey H. Brown, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2008: Jennifer Wickersham, Villanova University
  • 2007: Effie Parpos, Babson College
  • 2006: Scott Rappaport, Widener University
  • 2005: Nathan Elton, Villanova University
  • 2004: Trisha Crowe, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2003: Kara Heisey, Duke University
  • 2002:
    • Terri Moore, University of Virginia 
    • Laura Watts, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2001:
    • Craig Single, JobDirect.com
    • Michelle Watson, Lehigh University
  • 2000:
    • Adrienne C. Alberts, University of Virginia
    • Peter Pristic, EDS
  • 1998: Grace Figueredo, CVS Pharmacy

Presidential Citations

The President presents these citations to members who have provided outstanding service to EACE during the past year.  (Past 2 years.)

2017:

Jennifer Cadman

Christine Cervelli

Jocely Coalter

Audrey Cooper

Dayna DeFiore

Abby Gould

Elizabeth Hardesty

Samantha Hof

Ali Joyce

Mylene Kershner

Scott Mannion

Ashley Pinney

Zac Saeva

Stephen Savitsky

Katie Scheuer

Ethan Selinger

Noah Simon

Gerald Tang

Stefano Verdesoto

Barbara Zerillo

2018:

Adrienne Alberts

Kelly Bellew

Helen Brown

Deborah D'Attilio

Junior Delgado

Alison Joyce

Kate Juhl

Val Matta

Jill Milon

Scott Rappaport

Jennifer Rossi Long

Zachary Saeva

Noah Simon

Craig Single

Gerald Tang

Dr. Walter Tarver

Stefano Verdesoto

Rachel Wobrak

Patrick Young

Outstanding Service Award (discontinued): 2013: Jill Milion, Consultant; 2011: Cailin Pachter, Muhlenberg College; 2010: Walter Tarver, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Distinguished Service Award (discontinued): 2013: Marianne Tramelli, Teachers College Columbia University; 2012: Helen Brown, Vector Marketing; 2010: Tom Tarantelli, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute