COABE Conference 2019Awards

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF OUR 2019 NATIONAL AWARDS!

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We're committed to honoring the best of the best in our field!  We are pleased to announce the winners of the COABE National Awards. Thank you to the generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The COABE National Award winners were honored at the 2019 COABE Conference in New Orleans on Monday, April 1, 2019, in the Grand Ballroom of the New Orleans Marriott.


2019 Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year
$10,000

The Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award is provided to a student who has demonstrated leadership within the formal or non-traditional learning environments. This award is given to a student who has overcome difficult circumstances to pursue adult learning, who has supported other adult learners, and who has managed significant adult responsibilities such as those related to employment, family or community.

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KENNETH LUDOLPH
OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM
OKLAHOMA


2019 Outstanding Adult Education
Teacher of the Year
$10,000

The Outstanding Adult Education Teacher of the Year, Edgar M. Easley Award, is provided to a practitioner with five or more years of adult education teaching experience that participates in school and community activities. This award is given to an individual who understands the characteristics of the adult learner and who is committed to the adult/continuing education profession.

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LISA CLARK
EAST PROVIDENCE LIBRARY LITERACY DEPARTMENT
RHODE ISLAND


2019 Outstanding Administrator of the Year
$10,000

The Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award is awarded to an adult education administrator with five or more years of experience who has made an outstanding contribution toward fostering the concept of education as a continuing life-process. The awardee must demonstrate a contribution to adult education at the community, state, and/or national levels.

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SUSAN FRIEDRICH
CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION
SOUTH CAROLINA


2019 Outstanding Workplace of the Year
$2,000

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for Title 1 and Title 2 partners to work together. Does your local program work well with a Title 1 provider? Do you have a great partnership with a business in the workforce sector? If so, please consider nominating your workforce partners for the Outstanding Workplace of the Year Award!

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PROSPERITY INITIATIVE
AT CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
OF RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA


2019 Local Advocate of the Year
$2,000

COABE places a high emphasis on members advocating for adult education at the local, state, and federal level. Did you take action when we sent our legislative alerts encouraging the field to contact their legislators? Did you invite your representative to visit your program? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the Local Advocate of the Year Award!

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SANDRA CARUSO
HEROES FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
FLORIDA


2019 State Innovation of the Year
$2,000

Does your state have an exciting new initiative or best practice that can be scaled and replicated in other states? If so, please consider nominating your state for State Innovation of the Year Award. Entries typically highlight state agencies, state associations, or state led consortium, however entries are not limited to these categories. 

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LOUISIANA


2019 COABE Scholarship Award
$2,000

The COABE Scholarship Award is presented to recipients to fund, or partially fund, college level courses of study that will advance the professional standing of COABE practitioners. Examples of scholarships include employees or volunteers in the field of adult basic education earning a degree or a state certificate/credential; obtaining an ESL certificate; teacher/counselor obtaining counselor/administrative credential; earning an advanced degree in adult education.

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CATHLEEN CODY
MIDDLETOWN ADULT EDUCATION
CONNECTICUT


2019 Incentive Grant Award
$2,500

The COABE Incentive Grant Award is presented to recipients to support activities or projects in the field of adult basic education through the secondary level.

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CAROL HILL
ADULT EDUCATION FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICTS 1 & 4
SOUTH CAROLINA


2019 National Institute for Literacy Award
$1,000

STEVEN SPARKS
WISCONSIN LITERACY
WISCONSIN


Sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation


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