Paul Wolf

Paul Wolf, outdoor leadership program coordinator at Southwestern Community College, received the Rebecca L. Carver ABC’s Award.

Paul Wolf, coordinator of the Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Therapy program at Southwestern Community College, received the Rebecca L. Carver ABC’s Award last month in Cleveland, South Carolina, at the 2019 Southeast Regional Conference of the Association for Experiential Education.

The Rebecca L. Carver ABC’s award is presented to a member of the association who is recognized to be a passionate and exemplary professional educator. The award was created in memory of the late Rebecca L. Carver, a dedicated and passionate experiential educator. The “ABCs” are Agency, Belonging and Competence. In order to earn the award, the recipient must inspire these traits in his or her students.

“It is clear that Paul creates a great deal of opportunities for others to learn, grow and develop these ABCs for themselves,” said Renee Roark, a member of the AEE.

Wolf has repeatedly been recognized as an industry pioneer after starting SCC’s program more than 18 years ago. In the last four months, he is a three-time published author, most recently helping to produce the third edition of Administrative Practices of AEE Accredited Organizations.

Students of the Outdoor Leadership program take a wide range of classes that prepare them for influential careers in wilderness therapy, government service, and outdoor adventure education.

AEE’s southeast region is made up of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

For more information about the Outdoor Leadership program, contact Wolf at