NCACES Emerging Leaders Program

The NCACES Emerging Leaders program was developed to allow student and new professional leaders to participate in NCACES activities, receive mentorship, and connect with professional networking opportunities.

Emerging Leaders will be selected to serve for one year. Three graduate students and two new professionals (having graduated in the past year) will be selected as NCACES emerging leaders. Recipients must be an NCACES member at the time of application and fall into the graduate student or new professional categories. Emerging Leaders choose an area of interest within the division and receive mentoring related to that area. Emerging Leaders will provide a minimum of 50 hours of service to a NCACES committee, project, or task. Emerging Leaders will also have opportunities to learn the responsibilities associated with serving in elected leadership positions within our association.

Emerging Leaders will be featured in our newsletter and recognized at the NCACES meeting at the ACES and ACA conferences.

Interested applicants should submit:

1) The Emerging Leaders application
2) A Curriculum vitae
3)Two letters of reference describing your leadership skills and experiences (letters cannot come from members of the NCACES selection committee or NCACES board members) to Dr. Rebecca Meidinger at or Dr. Tonya R. Hammer at no later than March 1st. The selection committee will notify applicants of the status of their application by March 20th.

Applications can be found on the NCACES website:

If you have any questions, please contact the Emerging Leaders Committee co-chairs Dr. Rebecca Meidinger or Dr. Tonya R. Hammer.