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NACE Management Leadership Institute (MLI) Scholarship Program


The MLI is a five-day, professionally intensive workshop led by a faculty of experienced career services practitioners. The MLI offers practical information and opportunities to network with peers and learn from experienced colleagues who have successfully met the challenges of career center management.

Each year MPACE awards one scholarship to a current college/university member to attend this exciting and educational event. The MLI 2017 event will be held July 9-14, 2017 in St. Louis MO. 

  • Andrea Hanson, UC Davis & Hema Paliwal, CSU Fullerton - 2017 Award Winners
  • Elizabeth Montgomery, University of California Riverside & Emily White, University of California Santa Barbara - 2016 Award Winners
  • Kelly Dries, University of Utah - 2015 Award Winner 
  • David Ginchansky, University of Southern California - 2014 Award Winner 
  • Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez, CSU Fullerton - 2013 Award Winner
  • Espie Santiago, Stanford University - 2012 Award Winner
  • Amie Hammond, Cal Poly State University - 2011 Award Winner
  • Emily Christian, University of Washington Bothell - 2010 Award Winner
  • Lauren Payne, University of California San Diego - 2009 Award Winner

NACE Recruiter Leader Institute (RLI) Scholarship Program


The RLI is a 2 day intensive program where seasoned recruiters will lead aspiring recruiters in exploring the key fundamentals needed to excel within the university relations and recruiting (URR) field. Led by experienced university recruiters, attendees will dive deep into discussions related to the URR function, program development, program assessment, and relationship management. Attendees will learn how to leverage their leadership skills to build a stronger URR team, resulting in greater organizational success. Thought leaders from the URR field will provide best practices and insight for continued leadership development. Individuals will evaluate their own leadership skills and construct an action plan for improvement. RLI will be be held June 22 and 23 in Sunnyvale, CA.


Each year MPACE awards one scholarship to a current employer member to attend this exciting and educational even.

  • Adrienne Antonio, City Year - 2017 Award Winner
  • Bert Rivera, City Year - 2016 Award Winner

 Future Leaders Scholarship (formerly CMS, 2008-2014)


MPACE offers the Future Leaders Scholarship (FLS) Program to provide current graduate students and new professionals (1-2 years in the profession) a direct connection to experience career services/university recruiting hands-on. It is an opportunity to meet and work with people currently working in the profession. This is a great way for MPACE to showcase new and future professionals in the field. 



KYLE INSELMAN, University of Denver


DENISE KHAW, University of California Irvine


JESSICA LI, San Francisco State University


CHRISTINA HILL, Arizona State University Polytechnic

KELLI LAXSON, Washington State University

TRISTAN SCHNEIDER, University of Montana Missoula 

ZOE SULLIVAN, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

IRIS AYALA-SWINDELL, University of California, San Diego
KORRIE GERNERT, Arizona State University
MAGGIE HEIER, Seattle University
DIANA MURPHY, St. Mary's College of California
BRIAN SHIMMEL, Southern California Edison

SHELLEY SAMUELS, Golden Gate University
CATHERINE SAUNDERS, University of California Santa Barbara
ZAK SHEERAZI, California Polytechnic State University

GRACE KIM, Azusa Pacific
CHRISTIE YEA, Colorado State University
KERRY KING, University of the Pacific
DARSHINI RENDER, University of Nevada Las Vegas
BRIAN STEVENSON, San Jose State University

MIMI REA, Stanford University
VANESSA JANOVICK, California State University Fullerton
MACKENZIE LYLE, University of Colorado Denver
ALEJANDRO HINOJOSA, California State University Long Beach 

MELODIE CAMERON, San Jose State University
JESSIE CZERWONKA, University of Colorado Denver
ANNA ADAMS, University of Utah


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