NACRO's success is dependent on our engaged and involved members who volunteer their time and talent to advance our profession and the organization. Our volunteers are recognized through our NACRO Impact program and through our annual awards

NACRO is pleased to announce our annual awards for 2021 to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals in our field.

Mary Beth Maddox Lifetime Service Award

The Mary Beth Maddox Lifetime Service Award: This award honors honors a NACRO member or past member who exemplifies servant leadership and NACRO values as a volunteer-led organization. The award focuses attention on individuals who personify the profession’s highest standards, and in so doing elevates academic corporate relations overall.

Roger Van Hoy

2021 Winner: Roger VanHoy


Rising Star Award

The NACRO Rising Star Award: This award honors honors an early career NACRO member who is an emerging leader in academic corporate relations. Rising Stars have shown growth in contribution to the profession and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.

Ben Miller

2021 Winner: Ben Miller


Volunteer of the Year Award

The NACRO Volunteer of the Year Award: This award honors a NACRO member who has demonstrated exceptional service to the organization in the current year. The award honors individuals that have reached out to meet others in the organization, demonstrated exceptional work as a NACRO volunteer, unselfishly worked with others to improve the organization, its mission, and/or performed services or tasks that are not part of their normal assignments.

Joseph Huang

2021 Winner: Joseph Huang

President's Award

The President’s Award: New in 2021, the President’s Award seeks to recognize and honor a member of the current board of directors who has provided exceptional service to the organization. This is a discretionary award, and will be selected by the NACRO co-Presidents if there is a notable honoree.

An overview of the process and criteria for the 2021 awards can be found HERE.

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