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2017 CEFMA Awards and Grants

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL NOMINATIONS & APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29.


Event Manager of the Year Award

The purpose of the CEFMA Event Manager of the Year Award is to recognize an athletics administrator who has hosted an inordinate number of events/championships on their campus this year and has enhanced the quality of the experience for participating institutions and guests.  Nominees will be evaluated on their ability to provide a high level of sustained service to fellow staff members campus-wide and/or to guests at their events or in their facilities.  Examples of outstanding service should have taken place between the dates of January 2016 and February 2017.  One (1) award winner will be selected and the candidate MUST have responsibilities in collegiate event management.

Click Here to access the nomination form.

Facility Manager of the Year Award, presented by ZE Design

The purpose of the CEFMA Facility Manager of the Year Award is to recognize an athletics administrator that has gone through extraordinary efforts working on and completing construction and maintenance projects on their campus.  The effort could be for one major, tough project, or for many projects.  Nominees will be evaluated on their ability to manage the challenges and successes of facility and project management, as well as exemplary leadership.  Projects and efforts must have primarily taken place between the dates of January 2016 and February 2017.  One (1) award winner will be selected and the candidate MUST have responsibilities in collegiate project and facility management.

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Diversity Grant

The goal of the CEFMA Diversity Grant is to identify up-and-coming minority administrators who desire to excel in athletics facility and event management. The focus is to increase under-represented minority professionals in this field. The grant seeks individuals who want to advance their athletics administration career, become more familiar with facility/events best practices, and participate in valuable networking opportunities. Two (2) minority administrators will be selected based on their application. Both ethnic minorities and females may be considered.

The Grant, which is valued at approximately $1,400, includes the following:

  • -Complimentary registration for the 2017 CEFMA Convention
  • -Three (3) nights hotel accommodations at the World Center Marriott Resort (room & tax only)
  • -Travel stipend up to $400 (reimbursable)
  • -2017-18 CEFMA membership

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Professional Development Grant

The purpose of the CEFMA Professional Development Grant is to identify and recognize deserving members of CEFMA who desire to attend the annual Convention in Orlando, FL. CEFMA seeks worthy candidates who want to advance their collegiate facility/event management career and take advantage of valuable educational and networking opportunities with numerous collegiate administrators.

The Grant, which is valued at approximately $1,400, includes the following:

Complimentary registration for the 2017 CEFMA Convention
Three (3) nights hotel accommodations at the World Center Marriott Resort (room & tax only)
Travel stipend up to $400 (reimbursable)
2017-18 CEFMA membership

Click Here to apply.