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ACES 2022 Call for Awards

As a matter of official policy, ACES has adopted Guidelines and Procedures for regularly recognizing and honoring accomplishments and contributions to the Association and to the counseling profession. Awards will be announced in Fall 2022.

Nomination packets MUST include and be limited to:

a. Proof of nominator and nominee ACES membership (must be active through the remainder of the calendar year).

b. A cover letter from the nominator that describes the achievement(s) or merit(s) of the person or organization being nominated.

c. All nominations should include two (2) letters of support, in addition to the nominator’s cover letter, unless otherwise noted.

d. All nominations should include the nominee’s CV (maximum 5 pages), except for the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Awards.

e. The nomination packet submitted should be named as follows: Nominated Person Last Name_First Name_Award Title_Year (e.g., Waldo_Where’s_Outstanding Teaching Award_2022)

Eligibility Requirements:

a. All individuals submitting a nomination for the ACES awards must be an active member of ACES, at the time of submission and remain active throughout 2022.

b. All nominees must be active members of ACES, at the time of submission and remain active throughout 2022, except for the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Awards.

c. Nominations and supplementary materials must be received by 5:00 PM PST on Jun 30, 2022 through the Google Form Application:

The nominator is solely responsible for making the nomination, gathering support material, and emailing the nomination packets. The Awards Committee reserves the right to refuse to grant any award based on the selection criteria even though one or more nominations may have been made in a category. All materials submitted become the property of the Awards Committee.

To represent the range of diversity and experience in ACES membership, the Awards Committee encourages members to participate in one role per year: either nominator or nominee. Please note that Awards Committee members and members of the ACES Executive Council may not be involved in the nomination process or write letters of recommendation for nominees.

The following will NOT be accepted: DVDs or videos, individual or separated letters, incomplete packets, and faxed materials.

Reminder- It is the job of the nominator to make sure all materials are submitted correctly, and the packet is complete. Incomplete packets will not be considered or reviewed.


The nomination packet must be received by 5:00 PM PST on Jun 30, 2022.  Please upload the entire nomination packet in one file (PDF or Word) via the google form:

Please send any questions to the ACES Awards Chair, Dr. Amanda DeDiego at

Nominations are welcome for the following award categories.

  1. Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award
  2. Outstanding Dissertation Award
  3. Outstanding Teaching Award
  4. Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentor Award
  5. The ACES Supervision Award
  6. Research in Counselor Education & Supervision Award
  7. Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award
  8. Robert O. Stripling Award for Excellence in Standards
  9. Counseling Vision and Innovation Award
  10. Distinguished Professional Service Award – Counselor Educator
  11. Distinguished Professional Service Award – Supervisor
  12. Professional Leadership Award
  13. Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award – Masters Program
  14. Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award – Doctoral Program
  15. Lifetime Achievement Award

Description of Awards

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