AISES Announces the 2017 Partner Service Awards


This year, AISES introduced two new Partner Service Award categories to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Honorees in the new categories — the Educator Partner Service Award and Foundation Partner Service Award — will be named annually along with winners of the existing Partner Service Awards: the Corporate Partner Service Award, Government Partner Service Award, Nonprofit Partner Service Award, and Tribal Partner Service Award. Winners are announced at the AISES National Conference.

The individuals and organizations named in a Partner Service Award are recognized by the AISES staff for their service to and advocacy for AISES. They go above and beyond to support AISES' students, professionals, Board of Directors, and staff, as well as the overall organizational mission. They are the “Wow Factor,” and their friendship, guidance, leadership, and expertise are outstanding. The 2017 Partner Service Award honorees are listed as they appear in the photo (l-r) with Sarah EchoHawk, AISES CEO:

  • Nonprofit Partner Service Award — Melvin Monette of Indigenous Education Inc.
  • Foundation Partner Service Award — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Corporate Partner Service Award — Chuck Ross of Raytheon
  • Government Partner Service Award — Laurence Brown of Sandia National Labs
  • Tribal Partner Service Award — Gila River Indian Community accepted by Barney Enos
  • Educator Partner Service Award — Holly Pellerin of Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (not pictured)

Congratulations to our Partner Service Award winners! To see more AISES champions in research, the Professional Award winners, or the recipient of AISES’ highest honor — the Ely S. Parker Award — visit the Winds of Change National Conference Wrap-Up here