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ACE Fellow (formerly ACE Professional Award)


The ACE Fellow is the highest recognition given by the Association for Communication Excellence to one of its members. The award recognizes sustained excellence and professionalism in a communicator. Recipients are role models in ACE who have had an enduring impact on the organization, their institution, the national land-grant system, and/or the profession or discipline of agricultural communications. The ACE Fellow is recognized during the ACE annual conference.

Guidelines for Nomination

  1. This award is based on a member’s achievements over an extended period of time (at least 10 years) and on participation in and support of ACE. 

  2. Members must be nominated by a fellow member to be considered for the award. Current board members and directors-elect are not eligible.

  3. A nomination for the award should include the following:

    • A general description of the member's job.

    • Specific accomplishments in carrying out job assignments.

    • Indications of impact of the member's communication efforts.

    • Participation in and service to ACE.

    • Any other achievements that document the excellence of professional competence. 

  4. Nominations should be accompanied by letters of recommendation.

  5. Nominees who are not selected as a recipient can be re-nominated the following year.

ACE members submit ACE Fellow Award nominations via an electronic submission form. The ACE management office will forward nominations to the president for a vote by the board of directors. The president notifies the award recipient, the nominator, and the recipient’s administrator. The president also notifies those not selected for this award usually through their nominators.

Nomination Form

Past Recipients

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