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Congratulations to this year's ACE Award Winners!

ACE Professional Award
J. Faith Peppers

The Professional Award is the highest recognition given by the Association for Communication Excellence to one of its members.

J. Faith Peppers has served in many leadership positions within the Association for Communication Excellence, contributing to the excellence of our profession, actively presenting at multiple conferences, and engaging with our Learning Communities.

Peppers has supported her colleagues and team members to engage with ACE and provided resources for them to participate. She also has earned a national reputation as an advocate for agriculture, the land-grant system, and communicators.
During her ACE presidency, Peppers worked closely with the deans in the Administrative Heads Section of APLU to secure a permanent seat for an ACE representative on the governing boards’ Communication and Marketing Committee. The ACE rep will advise national communications efforts for the land-grant system. Read more ...

Reuben Brigham Award
Hembree Brandon

Award of Excellence, Academic Programs
Erica Irlbeck

Award of Excellence, Leadership and Management
Martha Filipic

Award of Excellence, Publishing and Graphic Design
Gloria Holcombe

Award of Excellence, Research
Lauri Baker

Pioneer Award
ChaNaé Bradley, Fort Valley State University

Pioneer Award
Beth Stuever, Michigan State University Extension

Critique & Awards Program Winners
2016 Complete Program Book

2016 Gold Award Winners

MSU video clipCrisis and Issues Communication
Outstanding Professional Skill Award

Jamie Wilson, Mindy Tape, Sean Corp, Beth Stuever, Katie Ockert, Darrin Karcher, Jeannine Schweihofer, Nikki Hersch - Michigan State University Extension

The team at MSU captured their rapid response to the bird flu crisis and how it affects 4-H poultry showing at country fairs. Watch the video here.


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