Family Engagement in Higher Education Awards

A highlight of the AHEPPP membership experience is the learning from peer institutions and colleagues. As the premier association for Family Engagement at the collegiate level, AHEPPP is pleased to recognize excellence in programming, communication, research, and service at our National Conference each fall.

Congratulations to the most recent award winners!

2023 Award Winners

Excellence in Innovation
Tasha Talton, The University of Texas at Arlington | Contributions to EBI
Richard Nicols, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | Flight Parent 101

Powerful Partnership
North Carolina State University | Going Global Initiative

Creative Communication
Kerri Fowler, North Carolina State University | Connecting Champions

Magnificent Mentor Award
Alexandra Brown, University of California Los Angeles

Outstanding Contribution to Research & Literature
Heather Rappaport, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Friends of Family Award
Melissa Wall, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Rising Star Awards
Anna Ball, The University of Akron

Lindsay Davis, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Laurin Gierman, Michigan State University

Exceptional Service Award

Kristi Okerlund, University of North Dakota

Founders' Award of Excellence
Maureen Hurley, Emerson College

Award winners from years 2014-2022 are available on our awards archive page.