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Welcome to the IACE Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors leaders in the fields of continuing education and adult learning, and serves as a record of inspiration for the next generation of continuing education leaders. Annually, adult and continuing education leaders from around the world are selected for induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (HOF).

These individuals reflect the great diversity of adult and continuing education practice and scholarship and the increasingly global leadership community that constitutes the IACE Hall of Fame.

Upcoming 2016 Induction

We are happy to announce our 21st induction ceremony to be held on November 15, 2016 at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  This year's induction is in conjunction with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) International Conference.

2016 Inductees



IACE HoF Schedule of Events

Visit the Online Learning Consortium website.


Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida
Conference room rate: $202 per night plus taxes and fees.

Book online now at: or call 1-800-227-1500. Mandatory resort fee is $10 per day.



James P. Pappas Scholarship - NEW!

The James P. Pappas Scholarship is an annual award made by the Hall of Fame to an adult education major who is working toward the completion of a higher education degree. This scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2016.

Scholarship - How to Apply

Past: 2015 Induction

Thurman J. White Forum BuildingTwenty-six exemplary educators were recognized with induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

The induction for the class of 2015 was held November 18 at the annual American Association for Adult and Continuing Education in Oklahoma City.


Meet the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Inductions by Year



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Virtual Hall of Fame

NEW!! This is a repository to showcase and preserve the published and unpublished works of its members. Free online access.

Search or Submit Members' Works


Contact Us

IACE Hall of Fame

University of Oklahoma Outreach
1700 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072 - 6400

Fax: (405) 325-7196
Email: (Nina Barbee) (Mitzi McCraw)


European Hall of Fame

For those interested in events occurring among European members of the Hall of Fame, you are encouraged to visit the website at