Current Award Winners

The Furney K. James Outstanding Service Award

This award honors an NCACE member who has made a significant contribution to NCACE through participation on committees, demonstrated leadership, or developed a new program or concept that has impacted the association.

Lori Brasile

Lori Brasile (Wingate) was recognized for outstanding service as an active NCACE member having served in various capacities including President from 2016-2017.

Presidential Recognition Award

The NCACE President honors a leader of NCACE who has made notable contributions to the Association, career services field, and has exceeded expectations within the organization.

Christy Curts

Christy Curts (Central Piedmont Community College) was recognized for organizational leadership having served on both the executive board and conference committees.

Outstanding Employer Award

This award recognizes employer members who have rendered significant service to NCACE and is based on organizational involvement.


Belk was honored for positively impacting NCACE through executive board leadership, event sponsorship and participation in campus activities.

Outstanding Professional Award

This award recognizes a current or former NCACE member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the postsecondary career services and employment field.

Megan Walters (UNC Greensboro) was honored for impacting the postsecondary career services field having worked at various colleges and universities throughout North Carolina.