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University Career Center Interim Director Allynn Powell Wins Mackes Leadership Award

Allynn Powell, Interim Director for the University Career Center

College Park, Md. - University of Maryland Career Center interim director Allynn Powell is the 2022 recipient of the Mackes Leadership Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The Mackes Leadership Award honors the individual achievement of a NACE member who has shown exemplary leadership skills and initiative while promoting an environment of respect, ethical standards, diversity, equity, inclusivity, and innovation. Allynn was recognized, in part, for her influential voice on the University Career Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, her service as Co-Chair of the Hire Big10+ Consortium, and her participation in NACE's Management Leadership Institute. 

About the Mackes Leadership Award
The Mackes Leadership award honors and celebrates the impact of former NACE executive director, Marilyn Mackes. This award recognizes the individual achievement of a NACE member who, by their contributions, supports NACE in delivering its mission to connect, empower, and educate the career services and university relations and recruiting professions. Recipients must demonstrate leadership skills, including the cultivation of a collaborative, creative, and inspirational workplace, a commitment to inclusive and innovative outcomes, role modeling, and mentoring. 

About the University of Maryland Career Center & the President’s Promise
The University Career Center & The President’s Promise provides comprehensive career assistance for all students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park. Designed to support students through each stage of their career development, the center offers an array of resources, services and programs that empower students to pursue their ambitions and navigate a meaningful career journey. The center resides within the university’s Division of Student Affairs. 

About the University of Maryland
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 300 academic programs. As one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright scholars, its faculty includes two Nobel laureates, six Pulitzer Prize winners and 58 members of the national academies. The institution has a $2.3 billion operating budget and secures more than $1.3 billion annually in research funding together with the University of Maryland, Baltimore. For more information about the University of Maryland, College Park, visit

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