Region IV offers awards that recognize achievements by individuals and campuses. The region will be accepting nominations for awards later this year.


Moonen-Solbach Award

The Moonen-Solbach Award recognizes significant leadership, volunteer service, and commitment to student development. Originally presented separately as the Pat Moonen Outstanding Service Award (Region 13) and the Vern Solbach Award (Region 14), this new unified award will be initiated in 2014 for the new Region IV to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the region while reflecting the mission and goals of ACUI.


Rodie-Keintz Outstanding New Professional Award

The Rodie-Keintz Outstanding New Professional Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the potential and commitment for excellence in the field of college unions and student activities. Named in honor of Monika Rodie and Brian Keintz for their work with ACUI to provide training opportunities for new professionals, it recognizes a professional staff member, who has been in the field for five years or less, for his/her contributions as an educator and supporter of students on campus.


Rodie-Keintz Outstanding Staff Mentor Award

The Rodie-Keintz Outstanding Staff Mentor Award is presented to an individual who's worked to mentor and develop new professionals in the field of college unions and student activities. Named in honor of Monika Rodie and Brian Keintz for their work with ACUI to provide training opportunities for new professionals, it recognizes a professional staff member who has served as a mentor to new staff and emerging young professionals in the college union and student affairs field.