Introducing the International ACAC “Going the Extra Mile” Program

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(next nomination period opens March 1, 2017)

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INAUGURAL RECIPIENT OF THE GOING THE EXTRA MILE AWARD:
Marie Kobayashi
St Mary's International School of Japan  


Read more about Marie Kobayashi

 

What is the Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program?

The International ACAC Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program recognizes the exemplary work of International ACAC members by highlighting a dedication to our profession, our colleagues, and our students by demonstrating best practices, acts of good will, creativity, and ethics.

Who can earn the GEM award?

This is an award is for everyday International ACAC members who are “going the extra mile” to help their colleagues and/or students. Recipients will demonstrate their dedication to our profession by supporting the objectives and strategic goals of the International ACAC. This commitment may be demonstrated in a variety of ways including consistent participation in an International ACAC committee that strengthens the organization or a willingness to go above and beyond the duties of their role in order to assist others.

Who can submit nominations for the GEM award?

International ACAC members are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding colleagues who show a high level of commitment to helping students, colleagues, and the overall organization. Nominees must be current International ACAC members in good standing.

 

1.)  How do I nominate someone for the GEM award?

2.)  How frequently will GEM award recipients be announced?

3.)  How will GEM award recipients be recognized?

4.)  Read about our past GEM award recipients


  


 

  

How do I nominate someone for the GEM award?

 

 Current International ACAC members may nominate an International ACAC colleague to be the GEM award recipient of the quarter.  This recognition features the exemplary work of International ACAC members by highlighting a dedication to our profession, our colleagues, and our students by demonstrating best practices, acts of good will, creativity, and ethics.

International ACAC members are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding colleagues who show a high level of commitment to helping students and/or colleagues. This commitment may be demonstrated in a variety of ways including consistent participation in an International ACAC committee that strengthens the organization or willingness to go above and beyond the duties of their role in order to assist others.

  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Nominees must be current International ACAC members.
  • Nomination Process
    • To nominate a fellow International ACAC member, please complete the GEM Nomination Form.  You will need the following information to complete the form:
      • Nominee Name (First and Last):
      • Title:
      • Institution/organization:
      • Email:
    • Nomination forms may only be submitted by current International ACAC members.

 


 

 

How frequently will GEM award recipients be announced?

 

  • New GEM award recipients are recognized quarterly.
  • Nominations open on the first of each quarter. Please see below for a complete schedule of the nomination and award period.

Quarterly Announcement

Nomination Period

Committee Review Period

GEM Award Announcment

January-March newsletter

March 1-15

March 15-25

March 25-30

April-June newsletter

June 1-15

June 15-25

June 25-30

July-September newsletter

September 1-15

September 15-25

September 25-30

October-December newsletter

December 1-15

December 15-25

December 15-30 * dates are flexible due to holiday season

 


 

 


How will GEM award recipients be recognized?

 

A photo of all GEM award recipients along with a brief description of his/her service will be placed on the International ACAC website in the “Read about our current and past GEM award recipients” section. In addition, the recipient will also be recognized in the following ways.

  • A section of the quarterly newsletter will be designated to highlight GEM award recipients.
  • An email will be sent to the GEM award recipient’s direct supervisor recognizing his/her award.
  • All GEM award recipients will be provided with a printable award certificate.
  • GEM award recipients will be encouraged to list their award on their LinkedIn page.

 


Read about our past GEM award recipients

 

The Going the Extra Mile program recognizes the exemplary work of International ACAC members by highlighting a dedication to our profession, our colleagues, and our students by demonstrating best practices, acts of good will, creativity, and ethics.

 
Marie Kobayashi
St Mary's International School of Japan

The first inaugural GEM award was conferred on Ms. Marie Kobayashi of St Mary’s International School of Japan.  Marie’s nominator, Peter Hauet, particularly noted her dedicated work to organizing the largest college fair in the history of the 25-year-old Kanto Plains College Fair. The Kanto Plains College Fair has been going on for nearly 25 years alternating between St. Mary's International School and The American School in Japan.  Ms. Kobayashi worked with all of the Kanto Plains, Japan high schools and the U.S. Embassy to make it an event to attend with universities from all over the world represented. Peter wrote that not only does Ms. Kobayashi go out of her way to make college admissions representatives’ trips proceed as smoothly as possible, but that she always places her students first.

We are pleased to thank Ms. Marie Kobayashi for her dedication to our profession, and offer our congratulations both to Ms. Kobayashi and to St. Mary’s International School of Japan on her receiving the inaugural Going the Extra Mile award.