Fran P. Mainella

Title: President, Visiting Scholar

Company: Fran Mainella Consulting, Clemson University

Location: Bonita Springs, FL United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award, University of Connecticut (2011)
  • Recipient, Award for Faculty Excellence, Clemson University (2007-2010)
  • Recipient, Pugsley Medal, American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (1998, 2007)
  • Recipient, William Penn Mott, Jr. Award, The National Society for Park Resources (Now National Recreation and Park Association) (2006)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Division of Recreation and Parks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (2004)
  • Honoree, Alice Ferguson Foundation (2003)
  • Eponym, Fran P. Mainella Award, Hartzog Fund (2003)
  • Recipient, Walter T. Cox Public Service Achievement Award, Clemson University (2002)
  • Recipient, Sheldon Coleman Outdoors Award, American Recreation Coalition (2002)
  • Recipient, Senator Bob Williams Award, State of Florida (2001)
  • Harold D. Meyer Professional Award, National Recreation and Park Association (2000)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, National Association of State Park Directors (1999)
  • Recipient, Woman of Distinction Award, Council of Apalachee Bend, Girl Scouts of the United States of America (1998)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (1996)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (2000-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Politics (2009-2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (2002-2013)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East (2004-2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women (2002, 2004-2006, 2008, 2010)


  • Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Public Service, Central Connecticut State University
  • Master of Science in Counseling, Central Connecticut State University, Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Connecticut, Cum Laude

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