2016 South Region Award Recipients

CannedyContinuing Education Faculty

Allan Cannedy
NC State University

 “Dr. Cannedy has truly been a perfect example of a mentor. His drive for continuing education for minorities is infectious and I am proud to say his passion was passed to me.”

- Former student and current DVM faculty member of Tuskegee University

Continuing Education StudentRichards

Jermile Richards
Kennesaw State University

 - “He is the quintessential embodiment of what the Continuing Education Student Award is and represents”

 - “He is a one-of-a kind student with a life-changing story. We appreciate his willingness to encourage and inspire others, and we know this is just the beginning for him."

Emerging Continuing Education Leaderde Vries

Nicole de Vries
Georgia Institute of Technology

 - “Nicole has a motivating story of superior and courageous scholastic achievement, extensive community service, zealous work ethic, and stretching all boundaries.”

 - “Her leadership extends beyond her daily role… encourages her colleagues to think outside-of-the-box in a collaborative manner…”

 - “Nicole brings vision, passion, and results to the power of analytics to improve the quality of continuing education.”

Professional Continuing EducatorEdwards

John R. Edwards
Kennesaw State University

 -“Mr. Edwards has a passion for what he does and it shows through his teaching…his love of the subjects is transferred to his students when he teaches”.

 - “Mr. Edwards has found ways to educate his students above and beyond the relevant class material. He is routinely generous with his time in making himself available to anyone who might need assistance."

Program of Excellence (credit)
Georgia Tech

Online Master of Science - Computer Science

Georgia Tech College of Computing, in collaboration with AT&T, Udacity and Georgia Tech Professional Education.

Program of Excellence (non-credit)SMU Youth

Summer Youth Program
Southern Methodist University

 “… the SMU Summer Youth Program provides mutual benefits for both the university and our community and succeeds to extend the SMU experience to a new audience. We have become a model of operational excellence for other summer programs at SMU’s main campus and were recognized for creativity and innovation by the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS).”

Programs for Special PopulationsedXMOOC

(Information and Communication Technology Accessibility)
AMAC Accessibility Solution and Research Center & Georgia Institute of Technology


Research and Scholarship Daday

Jerry Daday

Western Kentucky University

“Dr. Daday encourages faculty to conceptualize research studies that are robust… and relevant – contributing new knowledge in online learning and academic disciplines as well as supporting tenue and promotion eligibility.”

UPCEA South Engagement






Lisa Verma, Director
LSU Continuing Education

 Incumbent Worker Training Program
 Louisiana State University,
 Turner Industries Group, LLC &
 Louisiana Workforce Commission

 - “Classes from LSU Continuing Education give Turner an extra advantage that contributes to us maintaining existing contracts and growing with new clients,” said Ray Neck, training manager for Turner Industries Group, LLC. “Their assistance in the grant writing process and superior class offerings are essential to the development of our personnel and work processes.”

 - “More than 14,000 people have received training through grants awarded to LSU Continuing Education under the state’s Incumbent Worker Training program, or IWTP, giving Louisiana a stronger workforce that has more value for our state’s employers,” said Kevin Joyce, director of the IWTP for the Louisiana Workforce Commission.



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