Catalano receives two ACPA awards

Chase Catalano, Ed.D. 2014, social justice education, received two awards from College Student Educators International (ACPA):  the Emerging Scholar Award and the Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award.

The Emerging Scholars Program supports, encourages, and honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interests, and strategic goals of ACPA. Emerging Scholar Program participants commit to ongoing engagement in research and scholarship as well as attendance at two consecutive ACPA national conventions. In the first year of the program, Emerging Scholars participate in a half-day research institute prior to the beginning of the ACPA convention. In their second year, Emerging Scholars present their research at a dedicated research symposium session.

The Annuit Coeptis Award honors five emerging professionals at a dinner where there can be wide-ranging discussion and exchange about professional issues. The dinner carries on a tradition established by Professor Philip A. Tripp and Ursula Delworth who challenged their contemporaries and junior colleagues in a spirit of personal and professional sharing, high good humor and thoughtful intellectual debate. The Latin phrase, annuit coeptis, reflects Tripp's and Delworth's optimism for the future of the profession by suggesting that, "He has smiled upon that which we have begun."

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