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Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award - Previous Revision


The NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award (APCL)  established in 2007and first presented in 2008 recognizes a person of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community.  The APCL Award does not need to be awarded each year – this award should be bestowed only when the subcommittee decides that nominations warrant presentation of the award.   


  2011 Recipient
James L. Hill, Albany State University, Georgia

Read More about Dr. James L. Hill

                                        2012 Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2012

Criteria for the Award
Please send your nomination letter, with a brief commentary (maximum one page) on the qualities and services of the nominee via email to or via US mail to:

Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award Committee
1111 W. Kenyon Road

Urbana, IL 61801-1096



The APCL Selection Committee will select an award recipient from nominations solicited from the Board of Directors, Affiliate Presidents, Caucus Chairs, and NCTE members of color.  The Executive Committee will approve the committee’s selection.
NOTE:  This award may be given to a deceased person.

Nature of the Award
  • A plaque is given to the winner of the NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award. 
  • The recipient will be invited to attend the Annual Convention.  The award will be announced at the Thursday General Session at the Annual Convention and the award presentation occurs on Friday during the Opening General Session. 
  • The recipient will also receive:
    • convention registration
    • domestic round-trip coach airfare to the Annual Convention
    • one night lodging (Thursday) and meals


 Previous winners:

 2010 Recipient:  Maria Franquiz, University of Texas, Austin  
 2009 Recipient:  Arnetha Ball, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
 2008 Recipient: Victor Villanueva, Washington State University, Pullman


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