NCADE Awards and Nom­i­na­tion Form

Awards Dead­line: May 1

Out­stand­ing Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tor of the Year

$300 cash award and plaque

This award rec­og­nizes the con­tri­bu­tions of a per­son who has helped stu­dents achieve their desired goals. The per­son rec­og­nized shows a life­time of ser­vice to stu­dents through pro­fes­sional excel­lence and per­sonal com­mit­ment. Evi­dence of achieve­ment would be clear from stu­dent let­ters, let­ters from col­leagues, and other doc­u­men­ta­tion fol­low­ing the guide­lines for the NADE ser­vice award.

Out­stand­ing Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion Program

Plaque for program

This award rec­og­nizes the excel­lence of a Devel­op­men­tal or Learn­ing Cen­ter pro­gram. The pro­gram rec­og­nized demon­strates excel­lence through anec­do­tal records and let­ters from stu­dents, fac­ulty, and admin­is­tra­tors as well as by sta­tis­ti­cal out­come mea­sures. Doc­u­men­ta­tion should fol­low the guide­lines for the NADE John Cham­paigne award.


  • Let­ter of nomination
  • Let­ter of endorse­ment from state or regional devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tion association/organization or the equivalent
  • Letter(s) of sup­port from:
    • Student(s)
    • Cam­pus admin­is­tra­tors and/or other mem­bers of the col­lege community
    • Mem­bers of the devel­op­men­tal program
    • Fac­ulty or Staff mem­bers out­side the devel­op­men­tal area
    • Descrip­tion of the pro­gram, includ­ing quan­ti­ta­tive data and high­light­ing unique fea­tures, com­po­nents, etc.
  • Copies of pro­gram brochures, fly­ers, other pub­lic­ity materials
  • Copies of recent regional/national evaluations
  • Copies of regional/national pro­gram recog­ni­tion awards

Out­stand­ing Alum­nus of a Program

$100 hon­o­rar­ium for speak­ing at the annual NCADE con­fer­ence and plaque

This award rec­og­nizes a for­mer stu­dent of a pro­gram asso­ci­ated with NCADE who is a source of pride for the pro­gram. Doc­u­men­ta­tion should fol­low guide­lines for the NADE Out­stand­ing Alum­nus of a Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion Program.


  • Let­ter of nomination
  • Let­ter of endorse­ment from a devel­op­men­tal prac­ti­tioner. This let­ter must be from a devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tor who taught the nom­i­nee and must include spe­cific infor­ma­tion about the devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tion courses, which the nom­i­nee completed.
  • Resume of nominee
  • Sup­port­ing mate­r­ial must include the following:
    • Infor­ma­tion detail­ing the nominee’s activ­i­ties and con­tri­bu­tions to a pro­fes­sion and/or community
    • Letter(s) from com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions regard­ing nominee’s contributions
    • Letter(s) from the nominee’s employer and/or instructors

Kel­logg Insti­tute Scholarship

NCADE is pleased to offer a par­tial schol­ar­ship for an NCADE mem­ber who plans to attend the Kel­logg Insti­tute. The appli­cant must have been a mem­ber of NCADE for two years and have had some lead­er­ship role in NCADE. Pref­er­ence will be given to a per­son who has par­tic­i­pated in at least two NCADE con­fer­ences and is a mem­ber of NADE.

Out­stand­ing Ser­vice to Devel­op­men­tal Studies


  • Let­ter of nom­i­na­tion, includ­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of stu­dent pop­u­la­tions the nom­i­nee served or is cur­rently serving.
  • Let­ter of endorse­ment from state/regional orga­ni­za­tion or the equivalent.
  • Resume of the nom­i­nee with NADE mem­ber­ship number
  • Sup­port­ing mate­r­ial must include the following:
    • Letter(s) from student(s)
    • Letter(s) from admin­is­tra­tion, fac­ulty, and/or colleagues
    • Letter(s) from devel­op­men­tal stud­ies fac­ulty member(s)
    • Letter(s) from col­leagues out­side the devel­op­men­tal area
    • Clip­pings or other infor­ma­tion detail­ing the nominee’s impact upon devel­op­men­tal studies

Shin­ing Star Award

The pur­pose of the “Shin­ing Star Award” is to acknowl­edge and rec­og­nize an indi­vid­ual, an insti­tu­tion, or an agency who has demon­strated a com­mit­ment to cel­e­brat­ing diversity.


  • The recip­i­ent of the “Shin­ing Star Award” will doc­u­ment his/her com­mit­ment to diver­sity in one or more of the fol­low­ing ways:
  • Devote time in class ses­sions and/or other pub­lic forums dis­cussing the val­ues of diver­sity as it relates to rec­og­niz­ing, under­stand­ing, and appre­ci­at­ing differences.
  • Demon­strate in day-to-day activ­i­ties and inter­ac­tions with oth­ers an under­stand­ing of and a need for diversity.
  • Iden­tify and expose sex­ism, racism, and other forms of sys­tem­atic oppression.
  • Ini­ti­ate or actively par­tic­i­pate in activ­i­ties at school or in the com­mu­nity that are focused on elim­i­nat­ing prejudice.
  • Dis­play an atti­tude of hon­esty, open­ness, and har­mo­nious team building.


Any cur­rent mem­ber of The North Car­olina Asso­ci­a­tion for Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion (NCADE) may apply for or sub­mit the name of another indi­vid­ual, insti­tu­tion, or agency to be con­sid­ered for the Cul­tural Diver­sity Shin­ing Star Award. Sim­ply write a let­ter doc­u­ment­ing the rea­sons why the indi­vid­ual or agency should receive the award (please include events, accom­plish­ments, dates, times, places and peo­ple impacted).


All awards nom­i­na­tions should be sent to:

Tammy Bishop
Awards Com­mit­tee Chair
Wayne Com­mu­nity Col­lege
PO Box 8002
Golds­boro, NC 27533
Ph: (919) 739‑6826

Infor­ma­tion on National Asso­ci­a­tion for Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion Awards:

NADE Awards Page