Leadership and Service Awards

Barton/Nelson Leadership & Service Award

CoHEsion acknowledges the abilities of outstanding higher education professionals each year through the Barton/Nelson Leadership & Service Award. The Award is designed to recognize the following:

  • Notable and ongoing service, leadership and vision for CoHEsion
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership and vision in an area or activity for CoHEsion
  • Determined commitment to CoHEsion and its members to promote continuous learning and growth opportunities

Qualified nominees are current CoHEsion members that have regularly attended CoHEsion/SETA/Summit/Ellucian Live conferences. Please Note – Awards cannot be granted to the same individual within 3 years. Current CoHEsion board members are not eligible for the award.

So many individuals do outstanding work in their fields, yet are never recognized publicly for their work. This is YOUR opportunity to see that recognition is given! If you know of someone who should receive recognition, please take a moment to nominate them.

Any member of CoHEsion can make a nomination for these awards. Only one nomination is needed to be eligible for the award.

Nomination Form for the Barton/Nelson Leadership & Service Award

History:

Several years ago CoHEsion (then SETA) began presenting two annual awards (sponsored by Ellucian) for outstanding leadership and service to further the goals of the user base. These two awards honored Gunnell Nelson and Mark Barton, who have had a long and successful tenure in the leadership of the CoHEsion organization (and its predecessors). The first awards were given at the SETA SISU 2000 conference in Orlando. Beginning in 2013, the award was combined into a single award honoring CoHEsion members who have shown great leadership and service to our community.

Past Recipients:

Barton/Nelson Leadership & Service Award

  • 2017 Linda Griffin - Washburn University
  • 2017 Bob Landuyt - Concordia University System
  • 2016 Joe Belnap - Utah Valley University
  • 2016 Brian Enderson - Texas Tech University
  • 2015 Larry Holder - University of Tennessee Martin
  • 2015 Ali Penton - University of West Florida
  • 2014 Marianne Gillfillan - Concordia University System
  • 2014 Lynn Sosebee - Midwestern State University
  • 2013 Paige Bussell - Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • 2013 Kay Hume - Tennessee Tech University

D. Mark Barton Award for Leadership

  • 2012 Ron Town - University of Idaho
  • 2011 Karen Nunn - Georgia Board of Regents
  • 2010 Melinda Colby - Stephen F. Austin State University
  • 2009 Raymond Ruff - Presbyterian College
  • 2008 Scott Hummel - North Carolina A & T State University
  • 2007 Bobbie Brown (Latham) - Texas Tech University
  • 2006 Bob Schneider - Western Washington University
  • 2005 Eric Rosenberg - Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 2004 Jeff Williams - Appalachian State University
  • 2003 Marvin Hawkins - Salt Lake Community College
  • 2002 Colette Williams - University of Memphis
  • 2001 Julie Lorton-Rowland - Ivy Tech Community College
  • 2000 Michelle del Giudice - Pepperdine University

Gunnell Nelson Award for Service

  • 2012 Carole Wardroup - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 2011 Jennifer Stillman - Southern Illinois University
  • 2010 Kathleen O'Donnell - Pacific Lutheran University
  • 2009 Jim Kittelsrud - Snow College
  • 2008 Stacy Cornelius (Hammond) - Indiana State University
  • 2007 April Sims - Southern Utah University
  • 2006 Kim Christie - Mercer University
  • 2005 Penny Ginn - Presbyterian College
  • 2004 Rick Cashion - Tennessee Technological University
  • 2003 Terry Bell - Dixie State College
  • 2002 Mark Snyder - Rowan University
  • 2001 Judy Ewart - College of William and Mary
  • 2000 Maxine Stolk - Southern Utah University