As of the October 2016 term, the Alumni Grant is now called the 'Continuing Education Grant,' and is open to all students who have previously completed an ACE certificate, master's, or doctoral or specialist degree–regardless of their alumni association status. Please visit the Grants and Scholarships page for more information on the Continuing Education Grant.
The ACE Alumni Association provides you with the opportunity to remain engaged with your peers across the country. All graduates will now receive access to Alumni Commons, a platform that will allow you to connect with each other, share ideas, successes, and accomplishments.
When your application for the ACE Alumni Association has been approved, you will receive access to Alumni Commons.
2017 Alumni Achievement Award
Applications for the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award are not currently being accepted. Please check back in early 2017 for updates. For more information on the alumni achievement award, click here
2016 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
Natalie Pelham (Curriculum and Instruction '14)
Natalie Pelham, based in Jacksonville, Florida has spent the last decade serving her community through various roles in education including teaching, mentoring and coaching. Natalie has taught students of all ages and backgrounds and currently holds a position as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services.
Natalie began her teaching career at Annie R Morgan Elementary School, located in the inner city of Jacksonville, Florida. Throughout her time there she was able to teach 2nd-5th grade and become a technology ambassador for the school. Her expertise in education includes incorporating real-life scenarios into learning, utilizing technology to create an inclusive learning environment for all students, and helping students take ownership of their own life- long education journey. Currently at the collegiate level, Natalie instructs and mentors over 80 interns a year as they step out of their textbooks and comfort zones and into real classrooms across 11 counties in Northeast Florida. Natalie holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Florida and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Digital Learning and Teaching from the American College of Education.
When she is not in the classroom, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband and their two-year-old son. They love going on adventures, taking road trips, and spending time at the beach.