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Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award (CSAA)

The Office of Student Life recognizes our outstanding students at ACC through various awards and programs, including the Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award (CSAA). The CSAA is the most prestigious ACC award earned by a graduating student. Each fall and spring graduation, this award is presented to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, service to ACC and the community, and commitment to ACC’s values and vision. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to nominate students for the CSAA. 

Nominations for the CSAA are open from January 16 – March 29, 2024.

If you have a student, friend, or classmate who has made a lasting impact during their time at ACC, consider nominating them for the CSAA this semester. Graduating students can also submit a self-nomination!

Nomination someone or yourself today!

Student Life staff will verify the following eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Attended ACC for a minimum of two consecutive semesters
  • Graduating in the semester you are nominating/applying for this award
  • Must be in good standing with the college – this will be verified by the Office of Student Life

Applications will be evaluated on the criteria below by a committee of faculty and staff. Finalists will be selected for interviews.

  • Documented involvement in the campus community, including but not limited to Student Life events/programs
  • College and community service
  • Quality of involvement (impact on campus)
  • Scope of involvement (variety)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

The recipient of the Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award, will receive a $500 award and a plaque. In addition, the recipient provides a 1-2 minute remark to the graduating class.

“I am a non-traditional student who found my passion for helping others through experiencing life in the workforce for 11 years, struggling to provide for my family, and searching for my purpose. I found that I am passionate about helping others and providing resources to help them succeed. Through this realization, I decided to pursue my degree in social work.”

Marissa Gamez is this year’s recipient of the ACC’s Chancellor Student Achievement Award. To read more about Marissa’s journey click here.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]