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Member Awards and Recognition



APPA recognizes individual and institutional excellence and achievement each year through its awards program. The mission of the APPA Awards Program is to:

  • Identify and encourage individual and institutional excellence in facilities management.
  • Encourage and promote active participation in APPA’s programs and services.

Congratulations to APPA’s 2023 Awardees!

Nominations for the 2024 year have closed, and we are no longer accepting submissions. The 2025 Awards will open in September. We welcome your continued participation.

Please submit any questions to [email protected].

Congratulations to our 2023 APPA Awards Recipients

Read about all 2023 recipients.


APPA Fellow

Ted Weidner, Purdue University

Pacesetter Award

Priti Bhatia, Georgia Institute of Technology

Phillip Melnick, Pennsylvania State University

Angie Mitchell, Southeast Missouri State University

Meritorious Service Awards
No award given

Rex Dillow Award for Outstanding Article
Dan Bollman and Adam Lawver – Connecting People to Places: Michigan State University’s Use of Mobile Technologies


Award for Excellence in Facilities Management

The University of Houston Facilities/Construction

The University of Arizona

Effective and Innovative Practices Award

The California State University – Women in Facilities

The University of Alabama Custodial Summer Housing Operations Process Improvement Initiative

Sustainability Innovation Award

University of California, Davis – Small Workplace Automation & Remote Monitoring Program (SWARM)

Past Institutional and Individual Award Recipients