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Congrats to the 2016 EACE Award Winners

In case you missed the May EACE Update we wanted to make sure you saw the exciting and innovative programs your fellow EACE members are up to.  Join us in congratulating the 2016 EACE Award Winners. Make sure to register for the conference  and attend the Awards Luncheon where the winners will be recognized and presented with a plaque. Until then a shout-out on your favorite social media platform using #EACE will suffice!


University of Richmond Office of Alumni and Career Services
Oliver Hill Mentor Network and LGBTQ Spiders

Anna Young, Assistant Director

Anna has been an Assistant Director of Career Services at the University of Richmond (UR) since June 2012. At UR, she focuses on developing programming and resources for students who are exploring majors and careers, strategic communication to students and manages the Peer Advisor program. She received her M.Ed at the University of South Carolina where she began her work in career services and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Leslie Stevenson, Director, Office of Alumni and Career Services
Leslie is the Director, Career Development at the University of Richmond. In this capacity, she partners with many constituencies toassist students in reaching their career goals. Prior to this role, she held leadership roles in the career centers at the University of Baltimore and University of Virginia. Originally from Virginia’s eastern shore, Leslie graduated from UVA with a degree in English and Sociology. After working as a bank manager in the Washington, D.C. area, Leslie returned to school for her master’s in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland.

Additional Team Members: Tina Cade, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Ted Lewis, Office of Common Ground Rationale


University of Connecticut Center for Career Development
Increasing Career Center Staff Cultural Competency

Nancy Bilmes, Director
Nancy Bilmes is the Director of the Center for Career Development. Some of her responsibilities include supervising staff, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department and managing all departmental activities. Previous to being director, Nancy was responsible for departmental programming, supervising the Peer Career Advisors, developing new programming initiatives and overseeing experiential learning opportunities. She also works one-on-one with students and presents workshops and presentations on all career related topics. Read more

Jim Lowe, Assitant Vice Provost, Executive Director

Jim Lowe was appointed as Assistant Vice Provost, Executive Director for the Center for Career Development of the University of Connecticut (UConn) in February 2013. Prior to his appointment to the Provost Office, Lowe served as Assistant Dean, Executive Director, External Relations and Outreach, of UConn’s School of Business, overseeing the Undergraduate and MBA populations’ career development programs and initiatives, Veteran Affairs, Diversity Initiatives, Marketing/Communications and External Relations Departments. Before joining UConn, Lowe spent 10 years with Lee Hecht Harrison, a human capital solutions firm, primarily in their Manhattan, New York offices. Read more


University of Maryland University College Office of Career and Alumni Services
UMUC Government Week

Courtney Hine, Coordinator, Career Services; Francine Blume, Assistant Vice President, Career Development; 

Darren Cox, Associate Director, Employer Services; Cathy Francois, Career Advising Specialist; Harriett Hayes-Hubbard, Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations; Rena Joseph, Administrative Assistant Career Services (not pictured); Brandi Malone, Recruitment Specialist (not pictured); Ann Martin, Career Advisor; Kaitlin O’Connor, Assistant Director, Engagement; Nikki Sandoval, Associate Vice President, Career Services and Alumni Relations; Rachel Shannon, Coordinator, Mentor Program (not pictured); Rhoda Smackum, Career Advisor (not pictured) Click here for team member bios.


Jennifer Barr, Haverford College

Jennifer has been a member of EACE since 1998, first chairing the Liberal Arts Network and creating the Road Trip to the Real World Program. She has served on numerous committees, including the Conference Committee, Awards and Research Grants, Diversity & Advancement Committee and Long Range Planning.

She first served on the Board of Directors as the Director of Membership, creating the change in membership by introducing a fixed anniversary date, and establishing a new Group Membership type, resulting in an increase of members from 700 EACE members to more than 1,200 EACE members in two years. Read more.


Scott Mannion, Babson College 

Scott is the Program Coordinator for the Undergraduate Center for Career Development at Babson College. In this role, Scott manages the logistics for all UG CCD programs and events. He also supports the Experiential Learning Programs, including Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE), Career Exploration Lab (CEL), Externships and Internship Sponsorship Program. In addition, Scott supervises the Peer Career Ambassadors (PCAs), who serve as career liaisons to the student body. Read more.

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