Gadsden, Ala.–Dr. Cheryl Cephus-Vickers, Gadsden State Community College director of career services, recently received the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers (AACE) Service Award for Outstanding New Professional of the Year during the association’s annual summer conference. The AACE is a consortium of career service professionals and employers throughout the state of Alabama.
While Cephus-Vickers has only been a member of the Alabama organization since 2005, she was a member of the Georgia Association for several years and has been affiliated with the National Association of Colleges and Employers since 1990. She successfully lobbied to bring the 2009 winter conference to Gadsden State, who served as co-host of the conference along with Jacksonville State University. She chaired the committee responsible for establishing and finalizing details on all of the organization’s conferences through 2010.