Congratulations to Tracy Joinson from Palm Beach State College, our 2016 Brownlee Leadership Award recipient
The John T. Brownlee Leadership Award was established by the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers (formerly known as FCPA) in recognition of John T. Brownlee’s contribution and tireless efforts on behalf of the organization. In John’s years (1977-1986) of involvement with Florida ACE, he served as a board member and as President. He brought enormous energy and enthusiasm to the organization and this award serves as an ongoing memorial in recognition of his dedication and commitment.
Those who knew John knew of the high standards he practiced in both his personal and professional life. He was a son, husband, father, colleague, and friend. He found the time to be active professionally, socially, and in the community, but always kept family number one. He was honest and truthful. He was a leader and an achiever.
The John T. Brownlee Leadership Award is the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers' highest honor.
- Nominee must be a FloridaACE member for at least three years
- Current officers and board members are ineligible
Basis for Selection
- Emphasis for selection will be placed on general contribution and support of Florida ACE, contribution to a specific FloridaACE program or project and/or professional contribution to the university recruiting and/or career services fields.
- A nominee must be nominated by a current FloridaACE member.
- Members of the selection committee are not eligible to nominate.
- Two letters of support are required
- Submit your nominee for this year's award to FloridaACE's President via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are now being accepted and must be submitted and/or postmarked by Friday, March 3, 2017.
The recipient of the John T. Brownlee Leadership Award is announced during the Recognition Luncheon at the Annual Conference in June. Recipients become Lifetime Members of FloridaACE and receive a crystal award.
Past John T. Brownlee Leadership Award Recipients
2016 - Tracy Joinson, Palm Beach State College
2015 - Mark Colvenbach, The University of Tampa
2014 - Sheila Hood, The University of Tampa (Retired)
2013 - Robin Kazmarek, Stetson University
2012 - Ray Rogers, Rollins College
2011 - Dona Gaynor, Florida Institute of Technology
2010 - Mike Tooke, University of South Florida (Retired)
2009 - Jane Colson, Eckerd College
2008 - Jeff Garis, Florida State University
2007 - Christy King, Seminole Community College (Retired)
2006 - James Watson, Jr., Florida Atlantic University
2005 - Jonathan Thornburg, Hughes Supply
2004 - Grady McClendon, Webber International University (Retired)
2003 - Anne Foote Collins, Office Depot
2002 - Myrna Hoover, Florida State University
2001 - Marsha Leap, Florida Southern College
2000 - Scott Wilson, Electronic Data Systems
1999 - Rick Neely, Walt Disney World
1998 - Sherri Dressler, University of Central Florida
1997 - Ed Fleck, FBI (Retired)
1997 - Kate Ray, University of North Florida
1996 - Geri Moers, University of West Florida
1995 - Ray Thrift, University of West Florida
1994 - Kent Phillips, Walt Disney World
1993 - Olga Magnusen, Florida International University (Retired)
1992 - Robert O'Neal, Florida State University (Retired)
1991 - Carol Ann Boyles, University of North Florida (Retired)
1990 - Glenda Lentz, University of South Florida (Retired)
1989 - Manny Virata, Jr., NASA (Retired)
1988 - John Sherrill, University of West Florida (Retired)
1987 - Maurice Mayberry, University of Florida (Retired)