Thomas R. Tillia Community Service Award

Thomas R. Tillia


To recognize ACCET institutions with unique, spirited, and outstanding community service records, ACCET has established the Thomas R. Tillia Community Service Award in honor of the late Thomas R. Tillia of Elwood City, Pennsylvania.

Thomas “Tom” Tillia served ACCET for over 20 years as Commission Representative and Chair.

Tom was the co-founder of a successful institution that provided computer services and educational opportunities to thousands in Pennsylvania. He is also remembered as a devoted and committed member of The Red Barn Theatre, an all-volunteer organization, toward which his creativity, resourcefulness, and inspirational energy have defined his legacy.

Tom wore many hats during his years of service at The Red Barn. He served as an actor, a comedian, a director, a producer, a member of the board, the president, and a mentor. To this day, The Red Barn continues to honor Tom for his past productions that delighted patrons and artists in the community.

The Thomas R. Tillia Community Service Award recognizes ACCET institutions that demonstrate an ongoing, positive impact on the community by benefiting the people, the infrastructure, and the natural environment and is awarded yearly at the ACCET Annual Conference.

ACCET welcomes applications from member institutions currently accredited and in good standing. Applications are limited to one per institution per calendar year.

Applications to be considered at the 2023 Annual Conference will be accepted soon. Check back for details about the revised application process.

Application Form (coming soon)

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