NACCE Fellows Program

Welcome to the NACCE Fellows Program, a transformative initiative aimed at enhancing organizational capacity through focused, time-bound projects. Our program is strategically designed to create value  by expanding membership, conference participation and support, undertaking targeted research projects, and exploring potential program development, workshops, and boot camps.

Completed the application linked HERE.  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Not all applications are accepted. Each accepted fellowship proposal will:
  • Last for a period of three months.
  • Include a monthly stipend $600, for a total of $1,800 over three months. 
  • Have well defined goals and project outcomes.
There are four broad categories for submitting a fellow's project proposal:
 
1. Growing and supporting NACCE Membership: Project proposals in this category should be focused on:
  • Innovative approaches to bringing on new NACCE members within your region (NACCE will provide you with a list of colleges that are members and non-members).
  • Unique programming that would engage with NACCE members and non-members.
  • Finding funding for and delivering regional convenings for colleges in your area.
2. NACCE Research Institute: Project proposals in this category should be focused on:
  • Conducting research and generating an impact study for NACCE external partners that have co-created a project with NACCE.
  • Conducting research on a topic of interest for community colleges generally, and NACCE member institutions specifically.
  • Identifying, and applying for a research grant
3. Fundraising and Grants: Project proposals in this category should be focused on:
  • Identifying and applying for a grant to help NACCE deploy an existing program or service, or a new program or service.
  • Creating and implementing a fundraising initiative to help NACCE better support its members.
  • Identifying and applying for government contracts that NACCE could provide technical assistance to.
4. Business Mentoring and Program DevelopmentProject proposals in this category should be focused on:
  • Developing and deploying a national mentoring network for everyday entrepreneurs.
  • Developing and deploying a subject matter expert speaker series.
  • Development of a train the trainer model for mentoring by then numbers.

NACCE Fellows

The NACCE Fellows listed below applied and were accepted to build capacity for NACCE through specific, time bound targeted projects.

While non NACCE members can apply for the program, in order to be considered, your college must be a member of NACCE in good standing.

To view a brief description of each Fellows project, click on their profile.
Samira Abdalla
Instructor, Business & Computer Technology Pellissippi State Community College (865)694-6467
NACCE Fellow
Fatema Baldiwala
Fatema Baldiwala
Adjunct Faculty Los Angeles Valley College (818)216-2187
NACCE FELLOW
Pamela Bogdan
Pamela Bogdan
Lecturer II - Engineering & Technology Ocean County College
NACCE FELLOW
Sujie Chen
Sujie Chen
Program Manager University of South Florida CONNECT
NACCE Fellow
Trenton Hightower
Trenton Hightower
Director of Workforce & Center for Economic and Developmnent Santa Fe College 352-395-7329
NACCE FELLOW
Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy MBA
Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy MBA
Director of Innovation Barstow Community College 760-954-5334
NACCE FELLOW
Kevin Logan
Kevin Logan
Adjunct Professor Anne Arundel Community College
NACCE FELLOW
Hector Molina-Casillas
Hector Molina-Casillas
Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10KSB Initiative LaGuardia Community College - CUNY (718)730-7407
NACCE FELLOW
Sonia Rodriguez Thorn
Sonia Rodriguez Thorn
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, West Campus Pasco-Hernando State College (727)816-3213
NACCE FELLOW
Chris Weeks
Chris Weeks
Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives Wake Technical Community College (919)335-1004
NACCE FELLOW
Greta Kishbaugh
Greta Kishbaugh
Faculty St. Petersburg College (727)302-6417
NACCE FELLOW
Phronie Jackson
Phronie Jackson
PhD, MPH Assistant Professor University of the District of Columbia (202)274-5932
NACCE FELLOW