Paul Hrabovsky, a faculty member of the Developmental Studies Department at IUP since 1990, will be honored at the National Association for Developmental Education’s thirty-third annual conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 26, 2009, and will receive the Henry Young Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to NADE.
Hrabovsky has been a member of NADE and the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE) since 1991. He has delivered numerous presentations at conferences for both associations; served on the Board of Directors for PADE from 1997 to 2003; was PADE conference chair in 2001 and 2003; became the elected treasurer for PADE from 1997 through 2000; continued his service to PADE as vice president in 2000, president in 2001, and past president in 2002; was instrumental in volunteering PADE as the sponsor chapter for the thirtieth annual NADE conference held in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2006; continued his service through his election as treasurer of NADE from 2003 to 2007; was appointed the director for NADE, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education Board of Directors, in 2004 and continued as alternate director for NADE, CAS Board of Directors, from 2005 to 2007; acted as fiscal advisor to the NADE Board in 2007; and will begin to serve further on the newly formed NADE Emeritus Cabinet at the conference this February.
The award is in honor of Henry Young’s long, effective, and loyal service. Young was an early leader of NADE in the 1970s and 1980s and was instrumental in bringing other African-Americans into NADE leadership roles. Young’s other professional activities include helping to organize the Louisiana Association of Developmental Education and being vice president of NADE and director of the Communication Skills Center at South University in Baton Rouge, La. Criteria for the Henry Young Award include length and diverse nature of service, peer recognition, and both chapter and national involvement with NADE.