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ACUI Logo     Association of College Unions International - Region 9

Past Recipients

2012 - Michael Sprinkle, IUPUI
2011 - Tena Bennett, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2010 - Matt Marshall, Ball State University
2009 - Libby Nelson, University of Illinois
2008 - Margie Tucker
2005 - Lance Wright, University of Illinois
2004 - No award presented
2003 - No award presented
2002 - Susan Pile, University of Illinois
2001 - Heather Owen, Purdue University


Winston Shindell Emerging Leader Award

This award, established by Region 9 in 2001 and revised in 2012, is designed to recognize a professional in the region who has made significant contributions to the advancement of ACUI during his or her first five years of full-time service in the college union field. Candidates should be nominated for the quality of their professional work and their contributions to ACUI. A nomination form will be provided with the regional conference registration materials.

The goals of this program are:

  • To provide a means of expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the region to an individual.
  • To bring to the attention of the region the achievements of one of its promising members.
  • To show that people working on behalf of ACUI make a difference in the development, education, and welfare of the philosophy and activities of ACUI.


Open to any full-time staff of an ACUI Region 9 member institution who has been working in the union field for at least two years but no more than five years.


  • Significant contribution to campus life at his or her institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the union/student activities field.
  • Viewed by colleagues as an educator.
  • Displays genuine support and regard for students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ACUI through regional and/or association-wide involvement.
  • Employed as a current professional staff member of an ACUI member institution in the field for five years or less.

DEADLINE:  The deadline for completed applications is October 11, 2013


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