Volume 79 | Issue 6
November 2011

ACUI introduces three new awards

 This year, ACUI has introduced three new award opportunities: the Dissertation of the Year Award, the ACUI Research and Education Grant, and the President of the Year Award. Deadlines for each are Dec. 9.

The Dissertation of the Year Award will recognize outstanding research conducted by a doctoral degree recipient presently in or intending to enter the college union and student activities field. The recipient will receive a one-time monetary award of $400 and a physical award during the Community Builders Awards Ceremony at the annual conference. The winner also will be invited to present an educational session on his or her research during the 2012 annual conference and to publish the research in The Bulletin.

The ACUI Research and Education Grant will fund studies related to college unions and student activities. The winning applicant will receive up to $1,500 to pursue viable research during the next year.

“These two awards have been joint projects of the Education Councils and Education and Research Fund, and it’s so exciting to see them come to fruition,” said Andrea Costantino, current Education Council member from the University at Buffalo. “With these awards, ACUI is better positioned to recognize individuals for their research and continue to grow our professional knowledge base.”

Another new award will go to a college or university president particularly supportive of college unions and student activities.

Presidents can be nominated by ACUI members for their efforts on campus and within their communities to advance the college union idea. One President of the Year will be recognized during the Community Builders Awards Ceremony at the annual conference.

Complete application and selection details for these awards are available from