From the Recognition Committee:

Each year the CACRAO membership has the opportunity to recognize those who have given much of their time, energy and talent to CACRAO, its member institutions, and the students we serve. Awards are presented at the Annual Conference held in December. Members may be recognized with Honorary Membership, the Award of Excellence and the Charlie Hendricks Award. Below are brief descriptions of each award.

Honorary Membership is given to someone who has been a member of CACRAO for at least 10 years and has made distinctive contributions to the association and its members through service as an officer, committee member, or participant in the profession. At the time of the election, the nominee has retired or left the profession or officially announced his/her intent to do so.

The Chris Murphy Award of Excellence is given to members who have made significant contributions to CACRAO, its member institutions, and higher education in the Carolinas.  Previously, this award was titled the "Award of Excellence".  It was renamed in 2017 to honor beloved CACRAO member, Chris Murphy. 

The Myron Burney Rising Professional Award was created in 2017 and named to honor admired CACRAO member, Myron Burney.  This award is given to an individual who has been a member of CACRAO from 1 to 5 years and has progressively served the association through committee membership, participation at the annual conference, and/or served as an officer.

The Charlie Hendricks Award was established in 1995 in honor of Charlie Hendricks who gave so much to CACRAO. The award recognizes individuals who go beyond the call of duty for CACRAO. They are always willing to volunteer, accept the jobs no one else wants, and rarely get credit for the work they do.

Please help CACRAO honor the most deserving recipients by submitting the recognition and award nomination form linked below. The nominator will provide a written paragraph as to why this individual should be selected for the award. I will email all nominees for awards to obtain resumes/qualifications to assist the committee in the selection process. Nominations are due November 1st.

In addition, if you know of someone who has retired, we would like to announce retirements and deaths as well. Please email Jessica Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with any announcements for our Annual Conference.

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