Member of the Year Award

MACCA Leaders

(Open to ALL Members for self-nomination)

Awarded in professional recognition of the MACCA member who has unstintingly given of his or her time and energy to MACCA activities throughout the year. Past recipients have been acknowledged for the following:

  1. Devoted a substantial amount of his/her time to coordinating the annual conference.
  2. Made contributions to enhancing the membership’s knowledge (i.e. eInteract writer, conference presenter, active on LinkedIn discussion board).
  3. Conducted research on a special project that strengthened the association (i.e. review of MACCA’s by-laws, coordinating webinars).

2020 Recipient ~ Cindy Ernharth

Cindy 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 co-chairing MACCA's 5oth Anniversary Conference. Since 2012, Cindy has been a MACCA Board member and continues to serve as the Registration Chair and assists in outreach to the MACCA membership.


"Co-Chair of the 2020 MACCA Virtual Conference; active member of the Board"

"For her amazing ability to spin on a dime and seamlessly transition from an in-person gala 50th anniversary conference to a virtual platform."

"Cindy has served beyond exception. As Conference Co-Chair, the transition from an on-site conference to a virtual one has necessitated tenacity and ingenuity. While in service, as Conference Co-Chair, Cindy has also maintained the role of Registration Chair and continued to assume leadership in membership and website updates."

Previous Recipients

  • Ronald Pleban (2019)
  • Cindy Ernharth (2018)
  • Mark McFadden (2017)
  • Crystal Sehlke (2016)
  • Courtney Bousquet (2015)
  • Melissa Schultz and Karl Martz (2014)
  • Debra Stark, Kara Kehoe and Gwen Plummer (2013)
  • Courtney Sprague (2011)
  • Julie Levinson (2010)
  • Jill Pante (2009)
  • Julie Levinson, Connie Egelman, Jill Gugino, and Carolyn Yencharis (2008)
  • Lora Furman, Flora Stowe, and Peter Oscodal (2007)
  • Mark McFadden and Kim Bolig (2004)
  • Tim Kirkner and Mark McFadden (2003)
  • Tim Kirkner (2002)
  • Joan Hawkins (2001)



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