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Conference on Adult Literacy

Conference Awards for Excellence in Adult Literacy

At the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy, awards will be presented to recognize the outstanding efforts of those who are making a difference in the adult literacy field. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the following award winners: 

Literacy For Life

Award for Program Innovation and Collaboration

Literacy for Life, Williamsburg, Virginia
The Award for Program Innovation and Collaboration recognizes exemplary programs and services born out of collaborations between different types of organizations. Literacy for Life’s HEAL Program® tackles health literacy in the Greater Williamsburg area of Virginia. By partnering with hospitals and other health care providers, the program reaches adults with low literacy and trains health care professionals.

 

 

Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Adult Learner Excellence

Eulalia President, Trident Literacy Association, North Charleston, South Carolina
The Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Adult Learner Excellence celebrates the accomplishments of an adult learner as a result of gaining literacy skills. President worked with Trident Literacy Association since 2008 and passed her GED® Test in 2013. She runs a summer camp for 30 girls and is enrolled in Trident Technical College full-time. President’s ultimate goal is to earn her Master’s degree and become a counselor.

 

Meg Nugent 

 

Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Excellence in Community-Based Adult Literacy

Meg Nugent, Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Nashville, Tennessee
The Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Excellence in Community-Based Adult Literacy is awarded to a tutor, trainer, teacher, volunteer, or program administrator who is dedicated to service and has implemented successful or innovative practices or projects. Nugent started as a volunteer tutor and became executive director of the Nashville Adult Literacy Council 15 years ago. Under her leadership, the agency grew from 35 learners taught by 35 tutors to now 1,500 learners being served by 500 volunteers.

 

Anne Thomas, director of literacy instruction at NTFP, instructs literacy students.

Ann C. Michel Women in Literacy Award

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP), Cambodia
The Ann C. Michel Award recognizes excellence in adult literacy abroad. NTFP's Ratanakiri Bilingual Literacy Project provides access to education to Kavet villages in northern Cambodia, where government education services is lacking due to isolation and civil war. 

 

Anne Thomas, director of literacy instruction at NTFP, instructs literacy students.

Dollar General Student of the Year Award

Jennifer Chadwick, Literacy Coalition – South Central Arkansas, Cameden, Arkansas
The Dollar General Student of the Year Award celebrates an adult learner’s accomplishments as a result of gaining literacy skills. The student must have been referred to the nominating program through one of Dollar General’s two referral projects. Chadwick came to Literacy Coalition – South Central Arkansas in 2011 with the goal of learning to read above a third grade level. She is now working to complete Literacy Level 5, which is equivalent to a 10th grade reading level. Her goal is to complete Literacy Level 6 and read at the same level as a high school graduate.

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