Goodwill Ambassador Award
(Nominations for this award are made by and voted upon by ALL members)
This award is given to a MACCA member who exemplifies servant leadership. The award represents going above and beyond the call of duty in the field of career services and/or MACCA. It recognizes members who have consistently contributed to MACCA through “behind the scenes” leadership and participation on committees, networks, presentations, or conferences. It also recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field through human service related career programming and/or the provision of effective career services to under-served populations, nationally or internationally. Recipients in the past have been acknowledged for outstanding service, concern, or support within MACCA, the community, or professionally.
2021 Recipient ~ Cindy ErnharthCindy Ernharth has served students in higher education as both an Academic and Career Advisor for over 30 years. She recently joined Harford Community College as a Student Development Specialist. Cindy has experience working with students in STEM, career training programs; displaced workers, under-served populations, and non-traditional students. Cindy’s role as an academic advisor, allows her to work with students from entry to graduation, and develop plans for life and work after graduation. Cindy has been a member for MACCA for many years and is currently the chair of the Conference Committee for MACCA's 51st Annual Conference. Since 2012, Cindy has been a MACCA Board member and continues to serve as the Registration Chair, maintains the organization's administrative software, assists with the website and communications to the MACCA membership.
"Cindy took on the role of Conference Co-Chair this year, after having passed the role to others. Given unforeseen circumstances those individuals had to step down and as such left the Conference Committee without a leader. Cindy took on the role and has been instrumental in getting the ball moving forward with the 51st Annual MACCA Conference."