NCACE Historical Highlights


Interim Officers:         President, Charles H. Jennings

                                    Vice President, Hamlet E. Goore

                                    Treasurer, James T. Finney

Constitution and By-Laws written by February 1970.

Name established as North Carolina Placement Association.

First Annual Meeting: Greensboro in May 1970.

Membership: 104.


First newsletter written.

Second Annual Meeting: Sanford in May 1971.

Membership: 121.


Annual dues increased to $10.00.

Constitution revised to include a lifetime membership category.

Membership: 150.


The 20th Annual Meeting was held in Wilmington May 3-5, 1989. The 20th birthday celebration attracted 140 conference participants – an all-time attendance record.

The Outstanding Professional and Outstanding Service Award were established.

Membership: 208.


Annual Meeting held in Winston Salem.

Membership unanimously approved a name change to North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers and the first slate of NCACE officers was presented for 1996-1997.

Karen Kirchof, Duke University, becomes the first President under the new name NCACE.


Annual Meeting held in High Point celebrating 30 years of partnership between colleges, employers and the community.


NCACE celebrates 35 years by “Soaring to New Heights” together as colleges and employers from May 5-7th in Asheville. A murder mystery dinner was one highlight of the conference experience.


A difficult decision was made to cancel a NCACE/SCACE joint conference in Charleston, SC due to the impact the economy had on members to travel and attend conferences.


“Refresh, Reinvigorate, and Renew” is the theme of the conference held in Wilmington. NCACE celebrates 50 years and commits to assisting in Hurricane Florence relief efforts through a conference philanthropy project with NourishNC.

NCACE Past Presidents

NCACE Constitution