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APPA Fellow

While most awards recognize past achievements, the APPA Fellow designation brings with it both recognition for specific accomplishments to date and expectations for continued involvement in APPA’s leadership program through research and mentoring. The Fellow is APPA’s highest individual achievement award. Nominees must demonstrate active membership in APPA for a minimum of ten years; graduation from APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management; completion of APPA’s Leadership Academy; completion of an approved research project under APPA’s Center for Facilities Research; authorship of an article submitted for publication by APPA; and submission of two references from colleagues in the educational facilities profession that describe the individual’s successes and dedication to the field.

Eligibility

While most awards recognize past achievements, the APPA Fellow designation brings with it both recognition of specific accomplishments to date and expectations for continued involvement in APPA’s leadership program through research and mentoring.  This is APPA’s highest individual achievement award.

In order to be eligible for the designation of APPA Fellow, individuals must:

  • Be an employee (including Emeritus) of an APPA member institution for ten consecutive years.
  • Complete APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management.
  • Complete the APPA Leadership Academy. 
    [The Board of Directors may waive attendance of the Institute and/or the Academy if it deems the applicant’s body of work and education provides the same standard and quality of experience as attendance at these programs. Applicants should affirmatively request a waiver and supply information on their body of work and education as part of the application process.] 
  • Complete a research project under APPA’s Center for Facilities Research – CFaR (Presentation of research at a professional facilities conference is encouraged but not required).Projects performed prior to the creation of CFaR must be approved by the existing CFaR Advisory Council.
  • Attain their Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential.
  • Prepare an article accepted for publication by APPA.
  • Provide two references from colleagues in the educational facilities profession that can speak about your successes and dedication to the educational facilities profession.

Please use the checklist above to ensure that you have satisfied all the necessary requirements for APPA Fellow prior to submitting your application.  Proof of graduation from APPA programs is required (copies of certificates serve as proof) and all applications are reviewed by the Awards and Recognition Committee to ensure that they are complete.  APPA Fellow recipients must be approved by the APPA Board of Directors. 

Past Recipients

2018

No recipients

2017

Joseph K Han 
Jeri Ripley King

2016

John Morris

2015

Glenn Smith

2014

No recipients

2013

No recipients

2012

William M. Elvey

2011

Jack K. Colby

2010

Maggie Kinnaman
Mohammad H. Qayoumi

2009

Alan S. Bigger

2008

No recipients

2007

No recipients

2006

Christopher K. Ahoy
Donald J. Guckert 
Gary L. Reynolds

2005

Edward D. Rice

2004 – Inaugural Recipients

Douglas K. Christensen
William A. Daigneau
Jack Hug