|AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
The MCEA Lifetime
Achievement Award is presented to an individual with 20+ years of leadership in
the field of Community Education who has made exemplary contributions to
advance the goals and principles of Community Education locally and throughout Minnesota. The MCEA Board of
Directors seeks nominations annually for this award. The Board reviews these
nominations to determine if any of the candidates meet criteria for award
consideration. From the list of qualified candidates, the Board may select one
or more recipients to be honored at the annual Leadership Day event.
Lifetime Achievement Award Application is posted in Sept. and is due Nov. 20 of each year.
outstanding projects that have exemplified the concept of Community
Education. A project is either a
one-time event or an ongoing activity that is associated with a Community
Education program. Project awards are presented in your district at either an Advisory Council or School Board meeting by your Region Rep.
Project Award Application is posted in May and need to be submitted to your Region Rep. or the MCEA Office by Aug. 30.
Regional Community Educators of ExcellenceMCEA recognizes, thanks and celebrates the outstanding
contributions made by practitioners and supporters of community education from
across Minnesota. Nominees represent the best of the best: persons committed to
working together, creating opportunities, persisting through challenges and
partnering with others. Community Educator of Excellence awards are presented at the annual MCEA Fall Conference.
Regional Community Educators of Excellence nominations should be sent to your
MCEA Region Rep. prior to Aug. 30.MCEA Regions Map(pictured L-R: Steve Larsen, Gretchen Carlson, Jay Roesler, Laure Denn, John Buckanaga, Tami Skinner, Karen Schaub, Sue Underdahl, Charlie Blesener)
The following were awarded the
Regional Community Educator of Excellence Award at the Minnesota Community
Education Association’s Annual
Conference held Oct. 12 - 14, 2016 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud
Region 1 - Tami Skinner, St. Peter
Region 2 - Sue Underdahl, Byron
Region 3 - Charlie Blesener, Elk River**
Region 4 - Laurie Denn, Edina
Region 5 - Gretchen Carlson, So. Washington County
Region 6 - Karen Schaub, Roseville
Region 7 - John Buckanaga, Bemidji
Region 8 - Jay Roesler, Duluth
Region 9 - Steve Larsen, Little Falls
**Charlie Blesener was also named the STATE Community Educator of Excellence