George Giacumakis Innovation Award

The NABCA George Giacumakis Innovation Award is given to an academic institution with off-site location(s) whose staff or faculty did something to strategically move the location or institution forward. Named in memory of Dr. George Giacumakis, originator of the idea for an association dedicated to meeting the professional needs of administrators in higher education who worked at Branch Campuses, all Individual and Academic Institution NABCA Members may apply. One winner will be announced for the Award each year. An Award Recipient representative will be required to present the innovation at the Annual NABCA Conference and one complimentary registration will be provided to the Representative.

NABCA invites applications for its inaugural NABCA George Giacumakis Innovation Award. The award is designed to encourage recognition, advancement and growth of branch campus administration by:

  • Creating recognition at the campus, community, national and international level

  • Contributing to the body of knowledge about branch campus administration in higher education 

  • Demonstrating effective practices of branch campus administration 

The Selected Award Recipient will receive the following:

  • 1-year NABCA Academic Institution Membership for 1-10 people

  • 1 Complimentary Conference Registration for the year of the Award

  • Hosted hotel room for 3-nights for the Awardee

  • 1-year Web banner on the NABCA Website

  • Conference Expo Table to display innovation and share with NABCA Conference Attendees 

  • General session time at the conference to provide virtual tour of location and facilities and to share the innovative practice/activity that earned the award

  • Commemorative award plaque

George Giacumakis Innovation Award Recipient

University of Central Florida-Connect Locations

Connect Center Project

Past Recipients

Applications are accepted June 1 through February 28. Award Recipient will be announced prior to the Annual Conference.