Criteria for Awards:
- Nominees must be learners who are currently active or who have been active at an Adult Basic Education (ABE) program within the past year.
- Strong candidates are learners who have:
- Made an impact on the adult literacy effort in a community or across Minnesota.
- Contributed unique, innovative or creative perspectives to their programs.
- Shown a commitment to the adult literacy community.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities.
- Nominees may have volunteered with a literacy program, however, this is not a requirement.
- Former winners of the Outstanding Learner award are ineligible.
- Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016.
This year, two Outstanding Learner Award recipients will be chosen to receive a $250 Lucille Fischer Award. This award is offered to celebrate the memory and work of Lucille Fischer, who was a beloved Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher and the first instructional supervisor for the St. Paul Public Schools ABE/GED program in 1970. Under Lucy's leadership, St. Paul became the first program in Minnesota to hold a GED graduation ceremony with caps and gowns. Lucy was also a founding member of the former professional organization, the Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education (MACAE).