A highlight of the AHEPPP experience is the learning from peer institutions and colleagues. As the premier association for Parent/Family Program Professionals, AHEPPP is pleased to recognize outstanding programs and service at our Annual Conference. Application information is available during the late Spring. Please enjoy the work of our previous award winners featured here. 

2014 AHEPPP Award Winners

Best Institutional Initiative

Mid Sized Institution - Vanderbilt University - Soiree at Sarratt Networking Event

Large Institution - University of Minnesota - Adopt a Family Program

Excellence in Publication

Publication - Newsletter – University of Tennessee

Publication - Handbook/Calendar – University of Tennessee

Publication - Website – University of Maryland

Publication - Video or Online Module – University of Arkansas

2015 AHEPPP Award Winners

Best Institutional Initiative

University of South Carolina – Parents Weekend

Publication - Video/Online Module – Helpful Hints for Families and Students - Purdue University

Powerful Partnership Awards

University of South Carolina – Talking Points: A Parent Guide to Discussing Responsible Decisions
(a partnership with University of South Carolina Academic Affairs)

University of Arkansas – Arkansas & YOU

The AHEPPP Board of Directors celebrates AHEPPP Awards at the 2015 National ConferenceOutstanding Parent & Family Programs New Professional
Kasey Harvill – Assistant Director of New Student & Family Programs at Emory University

Outstanding Parent & Family Programs Professional
Amy Swank – Director of Parent & Family Programs at Gonzaga University

Outstanding Contribution to Research and/or Literature
Adrienne Gallien, PhD Candidate - Capella University; Instructor - San Jacinto College 

2016 AHEPPP Award Winners

Best Institutional Initiative

Best Institutional Initiative, Large 
Virginia Commonwealth University – Beyond Orientation: Partnering for Success in Today’s University

Best Institutional Initiative, Medium
Wake Forest University  The Daily Deac 

Best Institutional Initiative, Small
Gonzaga University – 21st Birthday Program

Excellence in Publication Awards

Excellence in Publication, Handbook/Calendar  Parent & Family Guide - Auburn University 

Excellence in Publication, Magazine  JWU Family Connection - Johnson and Wales University 

Excellence in Publication, Newsletter  The BULLetin - University of South Florida

Excellence in Publication, Video  Sam Houston State University 

Powerful Partnership Award

Sam Houston State University for the creation of the SHSU Parents’ Association 
(a partnership between Parent Relations Office and Alumni Relations Office)

Outstanding Contribution to Research and/or Literature
Parent and Family Engagement in Higher Education (2015)Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, Dr. Casandra Harper, Delma Ramos, David Aguayo, Laura Page and Kathy Adams Riester, University of Arizona

Outstanding Undergraduate/Graduate Student
Haydee Reyes, Ft Hayes State University

Outstanding New Professional
Anthonia Edgren, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

Outstanding Professional
Sharon Brownlow, Kennesaw State University

2017 Call for Nominees

The AHEPPP National Conference provides our association with the opportunity to recognize some of the shining stars and promising practices in the profession. The Awards Selection Committee invites nominations for our annual awards. Nominate yourself, your institution and/or a deserving colleague!

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Award submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 4thQuestions regarding the 2017 Awards criteria or evaluation process should be directed to Nicki Jenkins, 2017 AHEPPP Awards Chair, Nicki.Jenkins@uky.edu