Shrader Memorial Award
The Jack Shrader Award
is presented to assist in furthering the education of
a club employee through academic course work, seminars,
or other practicum activities. Any employee of an ACUC
member club is eligible to be sponsored for this scholarship
by submitting written nominations from the Club's manager
and Board President; along with the employee's own statement
of career goals, planned use for the scholarship, brief
biography and official application form. In 2013, ACUC will award two $1,500 scholarships to deserving candidates. Application
deadline is January 31st, 2013. Contact ACUC at firstname.lastname@example.org for application details.
How the Shrader
Award Benefits Your Club
One of the greatest challenges
to the club industry is not only attracting talented
and dedicated staff members, but retaining them in the
face of intense competition from other hospitality providers.
The Shrader Award provides an incentive for club employees
to continue their education in the field of club hospitality,
increasing their commitment to the club career track.
Continuing education is highly valued as an employee
benefit, but often one of the first areas cut from strained
Applying for the Shrader
Award benefits both the employee, and the club. The scholarship
supplements the club's ability to assist a staff member
with further education - which not only rewards the staff
member, but also benefits the club through the employee's
further enhanced skills and renewed dedication.
Who Was Jack
Jack Shrader is a man
who was dedicated to professionalism in hospitality.
Jack Shrader was also someone who had a flair for creativity,
who enjoyed the potential for originality and fun in
hospitality. He left the stamp of his unique personality
on everything he did. He would be pleased to know that
his legacy within the Association he loved and helped
to create was the opportunity for club employees to learn
and grow in this field of serving others with care and
style. Jack was manager of the Faculty Center at the
University of Texas in Austin for 16 years. He was instrumental
in establishing the Association, serving as an officer
and member of the Board of Directors for many years.
He was a positive role model for all club employees,
dedicated to the highest of standards in service, management,
and staff relations. Jack hosted the Association's fifth
conference in 1982 at The Faculty Center in Austin, and
the professionalism of that early gathering reinforced
ACUC in its mission to promote ongoing management education
and resource sharing among clubs, as it developed the
program of campus club reciprocity.
* Recipients of the Jack Shrader Award
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Gina Friend Distinguished
The Gina Friend Distinguished Service
Award was established in 1994 in honor of Gina Friend,
former manager of the University of Toronto Faculty Club.
Named in her honor, this prestigious award is presented
periodically by the Association to recognize those individuals
retiring from club management who have made a significant
contribution of time and talent in service to the Association
of College and University Clubs.