On October 3, 2014, the NASPA Foundation and its Board of Directors selected Ellen Heffernan as its new member of the Class of 2015 Pillars of the Profession! The Pillars award is designed to honor members of the profession who:
- Are individuals of sustained professional distinction in the higher education field, as defined by donors and supporters;
- Have served in leadership roles in NASPA, either regionally or nationally;
- Are being recognized or remembered by colleagues, friends, students, or student organizations for extraordinary service;
- Have significant lifetime contributions to the higher education field.
The Foundation gave Ellen this award in recognition of her outstanding service and significant contributions to the profession. This new class of Pillars will be introduced at the 2015 Annual Conference on March 23, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As part of the Pillars program, the NASPA Foundation accepts gifts in the name of each honoree. These gifts come back to the student affairs profession as scholarships, research grants and awards. Please help us celebrate the 2015 Pillars with a donation in Ellen’s name to the NASPA Foundation. Your gifts ensure the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession and help answer the challenges we face as educators. You may donate online here. To learn more about the Foundation’s Pillar class, go here.