2017 In Memoriam
Jack Ferver gained prominence in the area of staff development for teachers and administrators and encouraged many colleges of education to professionalize their approach to this field. He also contributed to the field of adult and continuing education by helping with the development of the Adult Education Association of the USA and its successor, AAACE.
Daniel D. Godfrey
Godfrey has several firsts in his career including being the first North Carolina extension administrator to have federal authority to coordinate and manage funds for CES across the state. He was employed as the first minority associate program director with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation where he had responsibility for coordinating management of 20 foundation-funded projects throughout the U.S.
Steve F. Kime
Since 1989, Steve F. Kime has been the distinguished President of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of fifteen national higher education associations and over 1,730 colleges and universities dedicated to providing higher education to American servicemembers, their families and others around the world. He is recognized as one of higher education’s foremost advocates of educating military personnel, veterans and their dependents around the world, and his efforts have transformed SOC into a world-class organization.
During Russell Mawby's 31-year career at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, which included 25 years as CEO, grantmaking in continuing education was a central thread of many programs for volunteers and the pre-service and in-service training of professionals. Such projects ranged across the Foundation's scope of interests: health promotion and service delivery, food systems, rural development and environmental issues, leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism, families and community development, communications technology, and education, formal and informal, at all levels.
Daniel C. Pfannstiel
With a 42-year distinguished and celebrated career as administrator of a large state adult education organization, graduate teaching in the field, extensive international activities, and participation in military education, Daniel C. Pfannstiel has made a tremendous impact on the lives of adult learners, low income families, and the field of cooperative extension.
W. Franklin Spikes
W. Franklin Spikes is a past Fellow in Academic Administration for the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Project for the Study of Adult Learning at Illinois State University. He was also named Outstanding Alumni in Leadership and Educational Policy Studies at Northern Illinois University, cited as an Outstanding Young Man in America and in Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the Midwest, and Who's Who in the Southwest.
During his career, Curtis Ulmer developed three different adult education programs that were new in the geographic area where they were developed. Each program represented a different facet of adult education and has survived and grown over the years.