The Chuck Morrell New Professional IPDS Scholarship provides an emerging leader the opportunity to connect with peers, learn program and operational management, and develop leadership skills through attendance at IPDS: New Professionals Orientation. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration to the ACUI event.
2023 Recipient: Ahjah Green, University of Houston
In her role as activities coordinator with the Center for Student Involvement, Ahjah Green advises the Student Program Board and the Council for Cultural Activities as well as oversees the department’s late-night programming in initiative, InfraRED Nights. She also serves as an evaluator for the university’s Fraternal Excellence Program. Green will be able to increase her exemplary leadership skills by attending IPDS: New Professionals Orientation.
ACUI is now accepting nominations for scholarships! Nominate by December 8!
About Chuck Morrell
Chuck Morrell was a longtime supporter, visionary, and volunteer of ACUI before his retirement from the University of Connecticut in 2013. Known for the impact he had on people, his professional drive, and commitment to the college union, Morrell started his ACUI journey at the 1988 Indiana Professional Development Seminar, later renamed IPDS: New Professionals Orientation. His experience at IPDS launched his lifelong commitment to ACUI. Morrell went on to serve on the Region 1 Leadership Team and chaired the Region 1 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, reinforcing the importance international members play within the Association. Upon his retirement from higher education, he was bestowed the Emeritus Award from ACUI for his contributions to the profession and Association.
Morrell spent his career mentoring new professionals, instilling in them a love for the college union and ACUI. In his 2008 presidential address, Rich Steele coined the phrase “Be Like Chuck” when referencing the importance of giving back to the Association. This award seeks to honor Morrell’s legacy by providing talented new professionals the opportunity to experience the professional development opportunity that is IPDS, helping advance their careers as community builders within the student activities and college union profession.