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Press Release September 2, 2014

Call for Nominations for CCME’s Annual Symposium Awards

Candidates should have made outstanding contributions toward supporting education in the military community. Nominations due by 1 October 2014

Anaheim, Cali.— September 2, 2014 — The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) wants to recognize the individuals and companies that have made outstanding contributions in supporting education in the military community. If you know of a person or group that has gone above and beyond in helping military or veteran students accomplish their educational goals, please consider nominating them for one of the following awards:

John Brian Service and Leadership Award
Named for longtime education director of Norton Air Force Base, John Brian, this award recognizes an employee from any branch of the United States armed services who is involved with the voluntary off-duty education programs at a military installation. To be considered, the nominee must have worked as an education services officer, education specialist, education counselor or education technician for at least two years.

William E. Kennedy Award
Kennedy was a pioneer in developing and implementing college degree programs at extension campus sites for military students. To receive the award in his honor, nominees must work at an educational institution offering a program of instruction at one or more military bases. Additionally, he or she must have worked in this program for at least three years.

CCME Corporate Award
The Corporate Award recognizes a company for its significant contributions to the cause of military education. Past recipients have been companies that provide quality education products or services to the branches of the U.S. armed services.

CCME Institution Award
This award recognizes a college or university that supplies quality education programs to the branches of the U.S. armed services.

Barry Cobb Government Organization Award
Former Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) director Dr. Barry Cobb once said, "We should all feel a strong sense of accomplishment for our efforts to provide educational opportunities to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. I know our work has changed lives and provided so many individuals a chance to grow personally and professionally." This level of passion is what should be reflected in government organizations nominated for this award.

Nominations due by 1 October 2014. To learn more about these award opportunities, visit: www.ccmeonline.org/awards.

This year’s symposium is taking place Jan. 26-29 at the Anaheim Marriott. In addition to CCME's usual focus on military and veteran students’ education, this year's event investigates the innovation that not only enhances student success, but also the technology that allows for these advancing techniques.

To learn more about the CCME, please visit http://ccmeonline.org.

About CCME:
CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. For more information about CCME, visit: http://ccmeonline.org.