So I was Googling myself recently (which isn't as creepy as it sounds) and discovered that I was acknowledged in a paper written by a former instructor. The paper discusses a capstone project in my senior software engineering class (CS 482) at Iona College. My group built an online course evaluation system, similar to the bubble-sheets used by many students at the end of each semester.
I suppose it's nice to be acknowledged, but being listed as a co-author would have been even better... especially when I was applying to grad school!
For those with journal access, the paper can be found on ACM.org:
A software development project: a student-written assessment system.