Ph.D. student wins two national honors
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) recently presented the Outstanding Service Medallion and the Presidential Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in Adult and Continuing Education to Texas State University student Donald Tracy.
Tracy is a Ph.D. student in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) program. He serves as Director of Corporate & Community Education for the Continuing Education Division at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas.
Tracy has led collaborative, community-wide, and state-wide education and training programs in Central Texas for nearly 25 years. He is passionate about the transformative role that education plays in the lives of individuals and the communities in which they live.
The Outstanding Service Medallion award recognizes those with an outstanding record of service to their adult and continuing education profession at the state, national or international level. Honorees have distinguished themselves through meritorious service to adult and continuing education program participants; adult and continuing education institutions, organizations, and agencies; or the profession of adult and continuing education.
The Presidential Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in Adult and Continuing Education is presented to an individual from the education, government, industry, or other sectors who demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership to or in support of adult and continuing education.
The mission of Texas State’s APCE program is to educate scholar-leaders in the fields of Adult, Professional, and Community Education and School Improvement. The traditional knowledge bases of this interdisciplinary field include adult learning and teaching, adult development, program planning and evaluation, community and organizational development, organizational and community learning and a rich literature on adult learning/education and social justice.
About The Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology
The Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology provides high-quality graduate education to promote personal, cultural, social, emotional, educational, and economic growth and development. Our faculty and students engage in meaningful teaching, learning, research, and service that lead directly to significant transformational changes in schools, organizations, communities, and institutions locally and globally. The department’s scholars and students actively generate relevant and dynamic research that advances the fields of education, mental health, and higher education. The multidisciplinary and multicultural nature of our department provides opportunities to model collaboration across disciplines and to learn from one another as we are respectful of and responsive to individuals and groups from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.