National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership organization composed of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
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46th NSEE Annual Conference
September 24 - 27, 2017
Loews Don Cesar
St. Pete Beach, Florida
WILLIAM M. BURKE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
Bill Burke established The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in 1975 with the dream of providing college students from the United States and around the globe access to academic internships in Washington D.C. For over 40 years, TWC’s mission has been to mentor, nurture and develop leaders in politics, the nonprofit sector, media, business and many other fields. It was Bill’s desire that our young people learn those values that are important in our future leaders: self-respect, selflessness, dedication, ethics, courage, teamwork and the highest standards of performance.
Bill Burke believed in experiential learning, in all of its forms. It was his vision, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that led him to develop special programs that allowed equal access to The Washington Center. In addition, Bill worked tirelessly to seek out funding to establish scholarship support for these programs. Along the way, he gained the respect of members of Congress and the executive branch, corporate CEOs, foreign dignitaries, media luminaries, leaders in philanthropy, nonprofit leaders, state legislators and college and university presidents, as well as The Washington Center’s over 50,000 alumni. When Bill passed away in 2004, he left behind a strong, well-respected program that continues to provide a unique opportunity to college students everywhere.
It is in the spirit of Bill Burke’s commitment to experiential learning that the National Society for Experiential Education seeks nominees for the William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education. The award will be given to a college or university president at the 2016 NSEE conference and consists of a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student at the winner’s home institution for participation in an experiential program. This award, funded by The Washington Center, recognizes a sitting college president who has made significant contributions to experiential education and who exemplifies Bill’s commitment to college students through support of experiential education on campus and in the community.
Please submit the nomination form and the relevant documentation (outlined on the nomination form) electronically to email@example.com or complete the online nomination form. Please use MSWord or pdf files. Please use subject line: Bill Burke Award Nomination.
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