Awards

All nominees must be a current resident of one of the nine states comprising the Mountain Plains membership area: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and North Dakota. The first three awards are given by MPAEA, and the last three are awarded by the host state at the annual conference.

AWARD OF MERIT
This award is honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution toward furthering the concept of adult education as a process continuing throughout life.

The recipient must be a member of MPAEA. Their contribution may be on a community, state, regional or national level that has been made within the last year to several years. This is the highest award given by the association. One award is given per year.

Michelle MooreLAY LEADER OF THE YEAR
This award is to honor people in professions outside education who have proven to be close friends or allies of adult education and lifelong learning. Examples include legislators, community leaders, business leaders, religious leaders, and others. The recipient need not be a member of MPAEA. One award is given per year.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (formerly the Award of Commendation)
This award is to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of adult education at the state or local level. The recipient must be a member of his/her state affiliate or MPAEA. One award is given per state.

Educator of the Year Award
Selected at the discretion of the state hosting the annual conference (hosting state determines selection criteria).

2016 Award Winners
2016 MPAEA Awards [pdf]
2016 MPAEA Awards [ppt]

Learner of the Year Award
Selected at the discretion of the state hosting the annual conference (hosting state determines selection criteria).

Legislator of the Year Award
This award is to honor a legislator who has proven to be a strong supporter of adult education and lifelong learning. Candidates shall have utilized their influence in their respective legislatures to promote and enhance lifelong learning opportunities for the citizens of their state.

Previous Award Recipients

Awards Nomination Form
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Please email this form to the chair of the Awards Committee, Karen Bowen

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