2016 KACE Award Winners

Ellie Kohler
Nov 10, 2016

Outstanding Student Award, Ken Noah – Kyle Irvin

The Outstanding Co-op/Intern Student Award, Ken Noah may be given annually to a cooperative education/intern student attending a College/University who has performed over and above the usual expectations of a student co-op/intern employee.

Nominator Johnny Pittman had this to say about Kyle:

“Kyle Irvin was an asset to our company’s internship program. His work ethic and attention to following the processes and procedures allowed him to be the top of his class ( #1/32) in sales, product knowledge, and customer service indices.

He has been offered a permanent position with our group upon graduation.”

Outstanding Student Award, Leadership & Service – Aylissa Mattingly

The Outstanding Leadership & Service Award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to their institution in the form of service, leadership, extracurricular activities or involvement with their Career Services or Co-op Offices.

Nominator Teresa Elmore had this to say about Aylissa:

“I have known Aylissa Mattingly for the last three years and have seen her grow tremendously from the insecure undecided sophomore student to the confident goal oriented individual she is today.

“Although Aylissa is a commuter student and not in a multitude of on-campus activities, she has been involved in servant leadership in many other capacities. She is a group leader in her Criminal justice classes and her professors speak very highly of her enthusiasm and initiative to get things done.

“After completing her internship with AIKCU Frankfort Internship, she returned to Campbellsville the following semester Aylissa  worked in the Career Services office (unpaid).  She volunteered to speak to numerous individuals and to classes of students  in which she shared information on career programs.  She told of her internship how it helped in clarifying her career decision.  She shared with groups the value of doing 1-2 internships for valuable career based work experience that  all college students need to be considered seriously in today’s competitive workforce.

I think of Aylissa as a career cheerleader for Campbellsville University!  She is a true learner and will most certainly be a contributor to society in the near future.”

Outstanding Faculty Award – Stuart Esrock, Ph.D.

The Outstanding Faculty Award may be given annually to recognize outstanding effort and achievement by a faculty member in the promotion and development of Co-op/Intern programs or Career Services at his/her respective institution.

Nominator Trey Lewis had this to say about Stuart:

“For the last 20 years, Stuart Esrock has been a leader at the University of Louisville in his work as an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. Dr. Esrock has served as the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Communication for much of his career at UofL and he is responsible for assisting students with obtaining an estimated 1,600+ internship experiences during his time serving in this capacity.

“In the Spring 2016 semester, Dr. Esrock began serving the university in a larger capacity through a newly created part-time Faculty Liaison role with the Career Development Center. In this role, he has been effective in generating significant buy-in for the Career Development Center and other larger university-wide career services initiatives. His experience at UofL as the Internship Coordinator in the Department of Communication was pivotal in helping to guide and implement a university-wide internship program through the Career Development Center in the Fall 2016 semester.

“It is my honor and privilege to submit this endorsement and recommendation for Dr. Stuart Esrock for this award.”

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Ellie Kohler
University of Louisville