Diamond Honoree

Diamond Honoree

About This Campaign

The Diamond Honoree Program, established by the Foundation in 1999 is both a recognition program and a fund raising activity. Those nominated for consideration are recognized for their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs.

The funds raised on behalf of the Honorees are used for ACPA and Foundation activities in keeping with the Association’s purposes and strategic goals. Since its inception in 1999 the program has generated over $100,000.
ACPA Foundation

Campaign to Support ACPA Foundation

Founded in 1994 during the presidency of Charles Schroeder, the purpose of the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation (501c3 non-profit organization) is “to enhance the student affairs profession and to generate and disseminate knowledge of college students at all levels within higher education” (Article Three of the Articles of Incorporation). The organization is now known as the ACPA Foundation to more concisely communicate its role as the fundraising arm of ACPA College Student Educators International.

The Mission - The ACPA Foundation exists to support the priorities and activities of ACPA by raising funds and developing resources that help the Association fulfill its mission. 

The Vision - The ACPA Foundation will develop sufficient assets to effectively and sustainably fund ACPA’s efforts to provide excellent professional development opportunities to members, advance knowledge in the field, and support the transformative effect of education in the lives of college students.

In order to fulfill its purpose and mission, the Foundation invites members and non-members alike to provide philanthropic support for ACPA's vital initiatives involving research, scholarship, professional development and leadership program.

Fundraising Teams

Jerrold Stein-Diamond Honoree

Dr. Jerrold (Jerry) Stein serves as Dean Emeritus and Advisor to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Stony Brook where he has worked since 1976. He retired in 2014. In his last full-time position at Stony Brook, he served as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean ...

$3,825 raised (153%)
56
Supporters

Marybeth Drechsler Sharp-Diamond Honoree

Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp is Executive Director of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), a role she has held since 2012. Prior to joining CAS, she worked with leadership and service-learning in the University of Maryland’s College Park Scholars livin...

$2,057.55 raised (82%)
35
Supporters

Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree

Jo Campbell, a student affairs professional for 38 years, has expertise in student affairs leadership, inclusive practices, and strategic planning. She became the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of University Housing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Ju...

$1,801.05 raised (72%)
29
Supporters

Jesse Grant-Diamond Honoree

At seven years old, Jesse Grant declared his goal to become a student affairs professional. Now, forty years later, Dr. Grant shines as he fully lives out his passion for service, education, and access in student affairs and higher education. As the Dean of Students at Bemidji State U...

$1,793.31 raised (71%)
25
Supporters

T.J. Sullivan-Diamond Honoree

T.J. Sullivan is among the most successful college leadership speakers in the nation. After earning his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, he worked for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and for the BACCHUS Peer Education Network. In 1992, Sullivan and his friend, Joel Goldman, began ...

$1,643.65 raised (65%)
18
Supporters

Gabrielle St. Léger-Diamond Honoree

Dr. Gabrielle St. Léger, affectionately known by her students as “Dr. Gaby”, is the Chief Student Affairs Officer as Dean of Students at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Currently at NYIT, she leads Student Life on both New York Campus which includes residence life, student ...

$1,604.27 raised (64%)
23
Supporters

Katherine Branch-Diamond Honoree

Katherine (Katie) Branch has been a faculty member at The University of Rhode Island with the College Student Personnel graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies since 1997. She was that program’s director from 2007-2016. Previously, she worked in reside...

$1,412.77 raised (56%)
21
Supporters

Elizabeth Griego-Diamond Honoree

Elizabeth Griego retired in July 2013 from the University of the Pacific after working in higher education for 41 years. Throughout her career, she partnered with faculty to build community, foster learning, develop student leadership, design high impact practices, and mentor students a...

$1,335 raised (53%)
20
Supporters

Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree

Danielle Morgan Acosta is a passionate and collaborative student affairs practitioner and leadership educator focused on facilitating change, social justice, and student and staff development. For over a decade, Danielle has been known by peers and students as a fierce advocate, crisis ...

$1,290.05 raised (51%)
21
Supporters

Paul Eaton-Diamond Honoree

Paul William Eaton is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches in the Higher Education Leadership Master’s and Doctoral programs, serves as co-chair for the College of Education Equity in Action committee, and also contributes to in...

$807.33 raised (32%)
23
Supporters

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry-Diamond Honoree

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry is the Associate Vice President and Dean for Community Diversity at Agnes Scott College. During her eleven year tenure at Agnes Scott, she has served as the Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students and the Title ...

$790 raised (31%)
8
Supporters
  1. Clark Higgins
    Clark Higgins gave a $131 donation to support Gabrielle St. Léger-Diamond Honoree
    To a shining example of professionalism, passion, and care for the welfare of others. I'm so proud and blessed you have you as a friend, and to a front row seat to your maturation and growth both professionally, and spiritually. Continue to contribute and be a blessing to others. Love you much.
    1 day ago · Like
  2. Maritza Torres
    Maritza Torres gave a $26 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    Love you dMo! <3
    3 days ago · Like
  3. Jerome Holland, Jr.
    Jerome Holland, Jr. gave a donation to support Jesse Grant-Diamond Honoree
    Jesse I support you!
    3 days ago · Like
  4. Spencer Scruggs
    Spencer Scruggs gave a $26 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    Sending all my love and congratulations to an amazing professional and personal role model! I'm incredibly thankful you introduced me to my professional home and have contributed so much to my professional development in this field! Lots of love!
    4 days ago · Like
  5. Zauyah Waite
    Zauyah Waite gave a $52 donation to support Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree
    Dedication In Honor of: Jo Campbell
    Congratulations Jo.
    4 days ago · Like
  6. Virginia J Rosser
    Virginia J Rosser gave a $105 donation to support Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree
    I got to know Jo through the Standing Committees of ACPA and can a test to her passion and persistence in making organizational change, and modeling quiet but powerful service. She became a friend I do not see enough, and a professional I admire greatly. I am honored to support this recognition of Dr Campbell's exemplary service to our profession and to ACPA
    4 days ago · Like
  7. Hyun Kyoung Ro
    Hyun Kyoung Ro gave a donation to support Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree
    Dedication In Honor of: Dr. Jo Campbell
    5 days ago · Like
  8. Howard Gonyer
    Howard Gonyer gave a $21 donation to support Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree
    Congratulations, Jo. Well deserved.
    5 days ago · Like
  9. Lindsay Peck
    Lindsay Peck gave a donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    Off a cliff.
    5 days ago · Like
  10. Lindsay Peck
    Lindsay Peck gave a $26 donation to support Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree
    Great working with you on the Commission for Assessment!
    5 days ago · Like
  11. Jan Hillman
    Jan Hillman gave a donation to support Marybeth Drechsler Sharp-Diamond Honoree
    6 days ago · Like
  12. Craig John Alimo
    Craig John Alimo gave a $25 donation to support Paul Eaton-Diamond Honoree
    Thanks so much for your service to the profession Paul!
    6 days ago · Like
  13. Craig John Alimo
    Craig John Alimo gave a $25 donation to support Marybeth Drechsler Sharp-Diamond Honoree
    Thanks for your contributions to the profession, Marybeth!
    6 days ago · Like
  14. Craig John Alimo
    Craig John Alimo gave a $25 donation to support Katherine Branch-Diamond Honoree
    Thanks so much for always chatting with me over the years...and thanks for your contribution to the profession! Dr. Branch! GO PATS!
    6 days ago · Like
  15. Craig John Alimo
    Craig John Alimo gave a $25 donation to support Jo Campbell-Diamond Honoree
    Thanks for your service to ACPA and the profession!
    6 days ago · Like
  16. Craig John Alimo
    Craig John Alimo gave a $26 donation to support Jesse Grant-Diamond Honoree
    Jesse is not only a model of perseverance, but a BEAUTIFUL treasure to our field and most deserving of this recognition.
    6 days ago · Like
  17. Mehtap  Ferrazzano
    Mehtap Ferrazzano gave a donation to support Gabrielle St. Léger-Diamond Honoree
    6 days ago · Like
  18. Tracey Walterbusch
    Tracey Walterbusch gave a donation to support Paul Eaton-Diamond Honoree
    Dr. Paul Eaton is an inspiration. He is a brilliant researcher and a caring mentor. I look forward to seeing what he contributes to the field of higher education.
    6 days ago · Like
  19. Kathleen Gillon
    Kathleen Gillon gave a $21 donation to support Paul Eaton-Diamond Honoree
    Fond memories of our early work together on the directorate for AOFYE...and now look at us! :) Congratulations on this honor, Professor! Cheers, Kathleen Gillon
    6 days ago · Like
  20. Nicolle Merkel
    Nicolle Merkel gave a $52 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    6 days ago · Like
  21. Bryan Wint
    Bryan Wint gave a $50 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    What an honor to be recognized as a Diamond Honoree by ACPA for all of your hard work and dedication to students over the years. It's a privilege to call you a friend and a colleague. On behalf of Amy and I, congratulations!
    7 days ago · Like
  22. Susan Hannel
    Susan Hannel gave a $10 donation to support Katherine Branch-Diamond Honoree
    Dedication In Honor of: Katie Branch
    Congrats Katie!
    7 days ago · Like
  23. Kelvin Rodriguez
    Kelvin Rodriguez gave a $50 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    Congratulations Danielle on this accomplishment and milestone in your career!
    7 days ago · Like
  24. Robyn Brock
    Robyn Brock gave a $26 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    You are amazing! Congratulations on this major honor!! I'm so thankful to be able to work with you daily!
    8 days ago · Like
  25. Brandon & Stefanie Bowden
    Brandon & Stefanie Bowden gave a $52 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    So very proud to support Danielle!
    10 days ago · Like
  26. Alfred Acosta
    Alfred Acosta gave a $25 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    Dedication In Honor of: Danielle Morgan Acosta
    This donation is in honor of Danielle Morgan Acosta.
    10 days ago · Like
  27. Crystal Augustin
    Crystal Augustin gave a $25 donation to support Gabrielle St. Léger-Diamond Honoree
    10 days ago · Like
  28. Lee Brossoit
    Lee Brossoit gave a $52 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    11 days ago · Like
  29. Amy Gauthier
    Amy Gauthier gave a $26 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    Danielle - I am so very proud of you!
    11 days ago · Like
  30. Shouping Hu
    Shouping Hu gave a $52 donation to support Danielle Morgan Acosta-Diamond Honoree
    11 days ago · Like
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