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Welcome to the IACE Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors leaders in the fields of continuing education and adult learning, and serves as a record of inspiration for the next generation of continuing education leaders. Annually, adult and continuing education leaders from around the world are selected for induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (HOF).

These individuals reflect the great diversity of adult and continuing education practice and scholarship and the increasingly global leadership community that constitutes the IACE Hall of Fame.

2018 Induction

Our 23rd induction ceremony will be held on November 10, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. More information will be made available soon.

2017 IACE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2017 Inductees

Thirteen exemplary educators were inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. The induction for the class of 2017 was held in Suwon City, South Korea, during the UNESCO CONFITA VI conference on October 26, 2017.


James P. Pappas Scholarship

The James P. Pappas Scholarship is an annual award made by the Hall of Fame to an adult education major who is working toward the completion of a higher education degree.The deadline for applications is September 20, 2018.

Scholarship - How to Apply

Hall of Fame Inductions by Year



view of the hallway with framed photos of the inductees

Download list of inductees

Searcable Inductees


Virtual Hall of Fame

NEW!! This is a repository to showcase and preserve the published and unpublished works of its members. Free online access.

Search or Submit Members' Works


Contact Us

IACE Hall of Fame

University of Oklahoma Outreach
1700 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072 - 6400

Phone: (405) 325-6361
Fax: (405) 325-7196
(Nina Barbee)


European Hall of Fame

For those interested in events occurring among European members of the Hall of Fame, you are encouraged to visit the website at