Nominations for 2019 Shirley Hendrick Award due by Nov. 30

October 25, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Shirley Hendrick Award, which recognizes a Penn State employee whose visionary accomplishments have contributed significantly to foster and increase the University’s efforts to serve adult learners.

The Penn State Commission for Adult Learners sponsors the Hendrick Award each year. Nominations for the 2019 award must be submitted by Nov. 30.

The award is open to any University employee who:

  • Demonstrates leadership, support and advocacy for adult learners throughout the University community.
  • Champions strategic initiatives to integrate best practices for adult learners into the overall landscape of the University.
  • Encourages innovative activities to foster and inspire a culture of collaboration while improving access to adult learner programs and services.
  • Exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurial and visionary leadership in creating new opportunities for adult learners to access Penn State programs.

The award recipient will be recognized at the Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. Additionally, nominees may be invited to give presentations at the conference.

The award is named in memory of Shirley Hendrick, a tireless advocate for Penn State's adult learners. Hendrick was the first recipient, dean for continuing education in the Smeal College of Business, and inaugural chair of the Commission for Adult Learners. 

Visit the Shirley Hendrick Award website for more information or to submit a nomination.

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