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ACTE Excellence Awards

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ACTE has been recognizing important partners in the field and excellence among CTE professionals for over 60 years! Learn more about the winners below.  

2014-2015 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Clyde McBride, Kayenta, Arizona
ACTE Career Guidance Award—Jeanie Bragg, Denton, Texas
ACTE Administrator of the Year—Gregory Shipp, Conroe, Texas
ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year—Janet Burns, Atlanta, Georgia
ACTE New Teacher of the Year—Eric Mathews, Akron, Ohio
ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award—Kristal Young, Monticello, Arkansas
ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award—Leslie Watkins, Paducah, Kentucky
ACTE Business Leader of the Year—Timm Boettcher, President & CEO, Realityworks Inc.
ACTE Business of the Year—Emerson Climate Technologies
ACTE Champion of the Year—Lee Leffingwell, Mayor of Austin, Texas

2013-2014 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Tara Berescik, Grahamsville, New York
ACTE Career Guidance Award—Jayne Greeney Schill, St. Cloud, Minnesota
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Tony Brannon, Murray, Kentucky
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator—Briana Lynn Morton, Homewood, Alabama
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Felicia Williams, New Site, Alabama
ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award—Gary Wixom, Salt Lake City, Utah
Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award—Sandra Hemmert, Salt Lake City, Utah
ACTE Award of Merit—Joerg Klisch, Vice President Operations North America, MTU America Inc.
ACTE Image Award—NOCTI
ACTE Business Leader of the Year—Gordon Davis, Founder & Chairman, CEV Multimedia Ltd.

2012-2013 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Robin McLean, Columbus, New Jersey
ACTE Career Guidance Award—Sharon Ann Hetherington, Waco, Texas
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Diana Plummer, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator—Lavyne Rada, Hutchinson, Minnesota
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Jeff Eppen, Arlington, Minnesota
ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award—Rebecca Cox, Highland, Utah
ACTE Award of Merit—Kentucky Jump$tart, Frankfort, Kentucky
ACTE Image Award—West-MEC Interactive Media Department, Glendale, Arizona
ACTE Business Leader of the Year—Brandon Pelissero, CEO of Ecolink
ACTE Business Advocate of the Year—Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of Grainger

2011-2012 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Cindy Adams, Ardmore, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Richard Joerger, St. Paul, Minnesota
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Mindi Clark, Fairview, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Deb Moore, Glendale, Arizona
Image Award—Mike Rowe, Santa Monica, California

2010-2011 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Gary Weese, Shreveport, Louisiana
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Jeanette Capshaw, Norman, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Buddy Neasbitt, Lawton, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Joe Wollinger, Janesville, Wisconsin
Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award—J.C. Perrin, Boca Raton, Florida
Lifetime Achievement Award—Rhonda Hoyman, Glen Arm, Maryland

2009-2010 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—H. Mark American Horse, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Bea Paul, Enid, Oklahoma
Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Stormie Roberson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Diane M. Bull, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Larry Leatham, Ogden, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—Clay Christensen, American Fork, Utah
Arch of Fame—Kristen C. Davidson, Layton, Utah

2008-2009 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—James Scott, Plain City, Ohio
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Linda Laverty, El Reno, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Britt James, Springdale, Arkansas
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Carol Dvorak, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Award of Merit—Amy Wisilosky, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Award of Merit—Flint Hills Resources, Corpus Christi, Texas
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Carolyn Warner, Phoenix, Arizona
Outstanding Service Award—Terry Price, West Jordan, Utah
Arch of Fame—Allan Sulser, Heber City, Utah

2007-2008 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Judy Brown, Montgomery, Alabama
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Professional—Terri Holle, Enid, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Mark Raines, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Joan Anderson, Eureka, South Dakota
Award of Merit—Tamara Goetz, West Jordan, Utah
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Michael Corbett, Delaware, Ohio

2006-2007 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Leslie Watkins, Paducah, Kentucky
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Sandy Hume, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Joline Dunbar, Brookings, South Dakota
Award of Merit—Walter "Woody" Woodhull, Springfield, Illinois
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Richard Prows, Bountiful, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—Katherine Cliatt, Columbia, South Carolina
Lifetime Achievement Award—Verlyn Velle, Gillette, Wyoming

2005-2006 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Kevin English, Peoria, Arizona
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Dr. Curtis B. Helmandollar, Roanoke, Virginia
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Betsy R. Jensen, Minnesota
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Dawn Renee Gary, Youngsville, Lousiana
Award of Merit—Meta Kay West, Abilene, Kansas
Outstanding Service Award—Ann Decker, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—Jerry Ship, Texarkana, Arkansas
Lifetime Achievement Award—Scott Olsen, Salt Lake City, Utah

2004-2005 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Patricia Krstilee Beltram, Gilbert, Arizona
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Karen H. Jones, Athens, Georgia
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Debbie Oaks Moore, Glendale, Arizona
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Sharon Grace Kosek, St. Joseph, Missouri
Award of Merit—University of Missouri-Rolla, Missouri
Award of Merit—CHRISTUS Spohn Health, Corpus Christi, Texas
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Wesley E. Budke, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Debbi L. Popo, Millersport, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Judy Whitaker, Sandy, Utah
Lifetime Achievement Award—Scott Snelson, Salt Lake City, Utah

2003-2004 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Clifford Vrieze, Jackson, Minnesota
ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Dr. Linda Anderson, Haltom City, Texas
ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Sherry Foster, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Gloria Haiwick, Highmore, South Dakota
Award of Merit—AADA, Phoenix, Arizona
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—James R. Gowans, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—Gary Clark, Salt Lake City, Utah

2002-2003 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Mark Clemons, El Reno, Oklahoma
Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Mary Eagon Jacquart, St. Paul, Minnesota
Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Linda Rucker Smith, Pryor, Oklahoma
Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Machelle Louise Bonde, Sioux Valley, South Dakota
Award of Merit—William A. Downey, Durham, North Carolina
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Kim Richard Burningham, Bountiful, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—Helena Hendrix-Frye, Raleigh, North Carolina
Outstanding Service Award—Constance Handy Spohn, New York
Lifetime Achievement Award—Russell Blackman, Aurora, Colorado
Lifetime Achievement Award—Robert Brems, Utah

2001-2002 Award Winners

ACTE-McDonald’s Teacher of the Year—Coleen C. Keffeler, Sturgis, South Dakota
ACTE-McDonald’s Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Robert J. Kemmery, Jr., Baltimore, Maryland
ACTE-McDonald’s Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Billie Sue Burris, Hot Springs, Arkansas
ACTE-McDonald’s Outstanding Teacher in Community Service—Sarah E. Raikes, Springfield, Kentucky
Arch of Fame Award—Thomas B. Lopp, President/CEO of Students First, Inc.
Award of Merit—White Lily Flour Company, Knoxville, Tennessee
Outstanding Service Award—F. Wendall Latham, Stafford County Schools, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Sandra Miller, University of Kentucky
Outstanding Service Award—Julie G. Bell, South Dakota State University
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Donnalie Stratton, Kentucky Department of Education
Award for Excellence in Automotive Training—Parkside High School, Salisbury, Maryland
Award for Excellence in Automotive Training—Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina
Award for Excellence in Automotive Training—New Mexico Junior College-Ford ASSET, Hobbs, New Mexico

2000-2001 Award Winners

ACTE-McDonald’s Teacher of the Year—Mary E. Welch, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
ACTE-McDonald’s Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Frederica L. Kramer, Indiana State University
ACTE-McDonald’s Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Gigi Gano Ekstrom, Dallas, Texas
Arch of Fame Award—Ned K. Swartz, Warrenton, Virginia
Award of Merit—Karen Leveridge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Award of Merit—Cooper Industries/Crouse-Hinds of Roanoke, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Bettie R. Tipton, Kentucky Department for Technical Education
Award for Excellence in Automotive Training—Automotive Service Technology Program, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas
Award for Excellence in Automotive Training—Automotive Trades Department, School of Vocational Technologies, Alfred State College, New York
Award for Excellence in Automotive Training—Ramona High School Automotive Program, Ramona, California

1999-2000 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year—Spankie Lou Bassett, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Outstanding Career and Technical Educator—Mark Johnson, Pittsburg, Kansas
Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher—Dena Wuebker, Versailles, Ohio
Arch of Fame—Daisy Stewart, Blacksburg, Virginia
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Gene Bottoms, Atlanta, Georgia
Award of Merit—Sid Rains, Van Dorn Demag Corp. in Strongsville, Ohio
Award of Merit—Automotive Youth Education Systems Program
Outstanding Service Award—Shirley Humphrey, Wyoming Department of Education
Outstanding Service Award—Bradley Leger, Acadia Parish School District, Louisiana
Outstanding Service Award—William Patton, University of Montana
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—El Campo Career and Technology Center, Texas
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Southern Illinois University, College of Applied Science and Arts, Carbondale, Illinois
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Automotive Training Center, Exton, Pennsylvania

1998-1999 Award Winners

AVA/Compaq Vocational Teacher of the Year—Betty Phillips, Sullivan, Indiana
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Wendy Smythe, Palm Beach County, Florida
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Natalie Lavender, Carrollton, Alabama
Arch of Fame—Charles Hopkins, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Shawntel Smith, Muldrow, Oklahoma
Award of Merit—Peter Lynch
Award of Merit—Percy Pollard Sr.
Award of Merit—Forrest ‘Frosty’ Troy
Outstanding Service Award—Harriette Black
Outstanding Service Award—Jim Hannemann
Outstanding Service Award—Florent Hardy Jr.
Outstanding Service Award—David Oubre
EEA-SHIP Citation—Dick Burchett
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Richland County Area Vo-Tech Center, Wahpeton, North Dakota
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus, Morgan City, Louisiana

1997-1998 Award Winners

Vocational Teacher of the Year—Connie Smithson, Hixson, Tennessee
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Belinda McCharen, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Tabitha Radcliffe, Grove City, Ohio
Arch of Fame—J. Robert Warmbrod, Ohio State University
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Robert Taylor, National Center for Research in Vocational Education
Award of Merit—Senator Wendell Ford
Award of Merit—Ray Tate
Outstanding Service Award—R. Kirby Barrick
Outstanding Service Award—Lela Goar
Outstanding Service Award—Yvonne Normand
Outstanding Service Award—Mary Beth Stine
EEA-SHIP Citation—Robert Robison
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida

1996-1997 Award Winners

Vocational Teacher of the Year—Mary Hairald, Nettleton, Mississippi
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Mary Shumway, Salt Lake City, Utah
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Janet Cundiff, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Francis T. Tuttle, CEO of Technical Education Systems International
Award of Merit—American Automobile Manufacturers Association
Outstanding Service Award—Dan Dunham
Outstanding Service Award—John Glenn Jr.
Outstanding Service Award—Arlou Vance
EEA-SHIP Citation—James Wiblin
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Berks Career and Technology Center-West Campus, Leesport, Pennsylvania
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Chattahoochee Technical Institute, Marietta, Georgia

1995-1996 Award Winners

Vocational Teacher of the Year—Rebecca Rhodes, Milan, Tennessee
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Roy Peters Jr., Stillwater, Oklahoma
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Ann Krause, Janesville, Wisconsin
Arch of Fame—James W. Guilinger, Rantoul, Illinois
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Paul Simon, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—Ted Anthony Ardoin, Lafayette, Louisiana
Outstanding Service Award—Marilyn R. Jenkins, Palos Hills, Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—Richard E. Linhardt, Columbia, Missouri
Award of Merit—Randy Dorn, Olympia, Washington
EEA-SHIP Citation—Gene Callahan
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Traviss Technical Center, Lakeland, Florida
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Shoreline Community College, Seattle, Washington
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida

1994-1995 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Pamela Imhoff, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Anita Risner, Bixby, Oklahoma
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Julie Searfoss, Perrysburg, Ohio
Arch of Fame—W. Charles Henderson, Omega, Oklahoma
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Byrl R. Shoemaker, Columbus, Ohio
Award of Merit—Gary J. Rockis, Morris, Illinois
Award of Merit—Judy J. Godfrey, Greensboro, North Carolina
Outstanding Service Award—Nevin R. Frantz, Jr., Blacksburg, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Maurine R. Humphris, South Ogden, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—David H. Soule, Onaway, Michigan

1993-1994 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Kathy Jo Somers, Julian, North Carolina
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Terry W. Heiman, Jefferson City, Missouri
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Robin K. Carney, Drumright, Oklahoma
Arch of Fame—Margie V. Lowrance, Olympia, Washington
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Dale E. Kildee, Washington, D.C.
Award of Merit—Stan Bunn, Salem, Oregon
Award of Merit—Servistar Corp., Butler, Pennsylvania
Outstanding Service Award—Beverly Ann Hankenhoff, New Castle, Indiana
Outstanding Service Award—James L. Hoerner, Blacksburg, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Jack Michie, Scottsdale, Arizona

1992-1993 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—J. Scott Carpenter, Perrysburg, Ohio
Outstanding Vocational Educator—James A. Bridges, Valdosta, Georgia
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Dale L. Cope, Federal Way, Washington
Arch of Fame—Neil A. Edmunds, Lincoln, Nebraska
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Jewell Deene Ellis, Frankfort, Kentucky
Outstanding Service Award—Al. M. Babich, Platte City, Missouri
Outstanding Service Award—Melissa Sexton Briscoe, Louisville, Kentucky
Outstanding Service Award—Thomas B. Lopp, Olympia, Washington

1991-1992 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Betty G. Helton, Austin, Texas
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Gordon L. Ray, Salinas, California
Outstanding New Vocational Teacher—Tom H. Paulsen, Sully, Iowa
Award of Merit—Caterpillar Foundation, Peoria, Illinois
Award of Merit—Robert M. Book, Indianapolis, Indiana
Outstanding Service Award—Jewell Deene Ellis, Frankfort, Kentucky
Outstanding Service Award—R. A. Holt, Jefferson City, Missouri
Outstanding Service Award—Sam Stenzel, Alexandria, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Laura Barnett Ward, Montgomery, Alabama

1990-1991 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Rebecca Davis Bridges, Scottsboro, Alabama
Outstanding Vocational Educator—Nancy Langley Raynor, Raleigh, North Carolina

1989-1990 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Thomas R. Cory, Elkhart, Iowa
Award of Merit—James W. Leathers, Overland Park, Mississippi
Award of Merit—William W. McKnight, Normal, Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—Gene Callahan, Jenks, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Rosemary F. Kolde, Cincinnati, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—George Mehallis, Plantation, Florida
Outstanding Service Award—Moody M. Oswald Jr., Columbia, South Carolina

1988-1989 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Carolyn Cotton, Bristow, Oklahoma
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Clyde D. Cassity, Platte City, Missouri
Award of Merit—McGraw Hill Publishing Co./Gregg Div., New York, New York
Award of Merit—Wenroy C. Smith, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania

1987-1988 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Connie Casente, Morgan City, Louisiana
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—William F. Goodling, Washington, D.C.
Award of Merit—American Airlines Maintenance & Engineering Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Award of Merit—Regional Medical Center, Madison, Kentucky
Award for Excellence in Food Service—Grand Rapids Junior College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

1986-1987 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Judith White Harris, Sarasota, Florida
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—William H. Natchner, Washington, D.C.
Award of Merit—Phillip Martin, Mississippi Band of Chactaw Indians
Award of Merit—South-western Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Ann Benson, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Outstanding Service Award—Kenneth Bragg, Taveres, Florida
Outstanding Service Award—Glenn C. Boerrigter, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—Paul W. Lindsey, Austin, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Harry F. Silberman, Los Angeles, California
Outstanding Service Award—J. Robert Warmbrod, Columbus, Ohio
Award for Excellence in Food Service—Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York
Award for Excellence in Housing and Building—Lehigh County Area Vocational, Schneckensville, Pennsylvania

1985-1986 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Wayne Sprick, Washington, Missouri
Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award—Melvin L. Barlow, Los Angeles, California
Award of Merit—National Dairy Board, Arlington, Virginia
Award of Merit—Russell L. Guin, Danville, Illinois
Award of Merit—Mercury Marine, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Outstanding Service Award—Joyce Fralic Cook, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—Alton D. Ice, Austin, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Donald Maley, College Park, Maryland
Outstanding Service Award—Fred A. Schultz, Indian Meridian AVTS
Award for Excellence in Food Service—Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois
Award for Excellence in Housing and Building—Montgomery County Students, Silver Spring, Maryland

1984-1985 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Shelby Rider Garrison, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Award of Merit—National Restaurant Association, Chicago, Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—Bruce Gray, Edmond, Oklahoma
Outstanding Service Award—Merle Edward Strong, Madison, Wisconsin
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Hennepin Technical Centers, Brooklyn, Minnesota
Award for Excellence in Automotive Service—Hennepin Technical Centers, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Award for Excellence in Food Service—Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Asheville, North Carolina

1983-1984 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Michael W. Hataway, Raymond, Mississippi
Award of Merit—Kinney Shoe Corporation, New York, New York
Award of Merit—Caroline S. Mark, Belmont, Wisconsin
Award of Merit—Clarence Knebel, Belmont, Wisconsin
Award of Merit—Richard S. Prows, Salt Lake City, Utah
Outstanding Service Award—Arch B. Alexander, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Outstanding Service Award—Camille Graves Bell, Lubbock, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Frances Baker Bishop, Denton, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Hazel Crain, Lincoln, Nebraska
Outstanding Service Award—Luther Saxon Hardin, Arkansas Vo-Tech Education
Outstanding Service Award—Gay Sweet-Harris, San Antonio, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Mildred Reel, Reston, Virginia
Citation Award—Robert T. Wright, Skokie, Illinois

1982-1983 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Richard A. Campbell, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Award of Merit—A. O. Smith Harvester Products, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Award of Merit—Bernice Moore, Austin, Texas
Award of Merit—R. J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Outstanding Service Award—Pauline Bateman McKean, Fort Collins, Colorado
Outstanding Service Award—Aleene Ann Cross, Athens, Georgia
Outstanding Service Award—Bertha G. King, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—William R. Pasewark, Lubbock, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Byrl R. Shoemaker, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Elizabeth Jane Simpson, Madison, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service Award—Warren G. Weiler, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Charles O. Whitehead, Memphis, Tennessee
Citation Award—George Edwin Henderson, Athens, Georgia

1981-1982 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—James W. Guilinger, Sycamore, Illinois
Award of Merit—American Institute of Cooperation, Washington, D.C.
Award of Merit—Farmer Union Central Exchange, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
Award of Merit—Norththrop Aircraft Division, Hawthorne, California
Award of Merit—Pepsi-Cola Company, Purchase, New York
Outstanding Service Award—Harold R. Crawford, Ames, Iowa
Outstanding Service Award—Alfred H. Drebs, Blacksburg, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—R. M. Hunsicker, McLean, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Eugene Lehrman, Madison, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service Award—Gordon I. Swanson, St. Paul, Minnesota

1980-1981 Award Winners

Teacher of the Year—Edwina E. Gross, Fayettesville, North Carolina
Award of Merit—Alton Wright, Charlotte, North Carolina
Award of Merit—Eric M. Hilton, Houston, Texas
Award of Merit—Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois
Award of Merit—L. Millard Collins, Dallas, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Earl H. Knebel, College Station, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Edwin L. Kurth, Auburn, Alabama
Outstanding Service Award—James W. Wilson, Denver, Colorado

1979-1980 Award Winners

Award of Merit—General Motors Corp.
Award of Merit—Phillips Petroleum Co.
Outstanding Service Award—Orville Nelson
Outstanding Service Award—Thelma H. Leonard
Outstanding Service Award—C. Cayce Scarborough

1978-1979 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Security Pacific National Bank
Outstanding Service Award—Ellen M. Abbott
Outstanding Service Award—Harold R. Binkley
Outstanding Service Award—Harry N. Drier, Jr.
Outstanding Service Award—Byrle Killian
Outstanding Service Award—William G. Loomis

1977-1978 Award Winners

Outstanding Service Award—Carl M. Humphrey, Missouri State Department of Education
Outstanding Service Award—Francis Gregory

1976-1977 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Walter Jacoby, American Institute of Cooperation
Outstanding Service Award—Gene Bottoms, Georgia State Department of Education
Outstanding Service Award—Victor Van Hook, Oklahoma State Department
Outstanding Service Award—Floyd D. Johnson, South Carolina
Outstanding Service Award—Peter L. Johnson, Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—Fred V. Miner, Washington
Outstanding Service Award—Jerome Moss Jr., University of Minnesota
Citation Award—Lawrence W. Praaken, Owner of Praaken Publications

1975-1976 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Henry Spears, American Technical Society
Outstanding Service Award—Malcom Hunt
Outstanding Service Award—Theodore A. Koschler, Miami, Florida
Outstanding Service Award—Congressman George H. Mahon, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—C. M. Lawrence, Florida Department of Education
Outstanding Service Award—John G. Odgers, Charleston, West Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Senator Clairborne Pell, Rhode Island
Outstanding Service Award—J. C. Ruppert, Arkansas State Coordinator
Outstanding Service Award—Carl J. Schaefer, Rutgers University
Citation Award—Ada Ruth Stovall, Alabama State Department of Education
Citation Award—Francis T. Tuttle, Oklahoma State Director of Vocational-Technical Education

1974-1975 Award Winners

Outstanding Service Award—Burr D. Coe, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Outstanding Service Award—Lawrence B. Hoyt, Wausau, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service Award—Elizabeth E. Kerr, Iowa City, Iowa
Outstanding Service Award—Marvin G. Linson, Fort Collins, Colorado
Outstanding Service Award—John L. Rowe, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Outstanding Service Award—Ralph R. Wenrich, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1973-1974 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Donald McDowell, National FFA Foundation
Outstanding Service Award—Paul W. Briggs, Cleveland, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Alberta D. Hill, Washington State University
Outstanding Service Award—Carl F. Lamar, Kentucky Vocational Association
Outstanding Service Award—Jack P. Nix, Georgia State Superintendent
Outstanding Service Award—C. Thomas Olivo, Temple University
Outstanding Service Award—Edith Floyd Patterson, Houston, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Donna M. Seay, Atlanta, Georgia
Outstanding Service Award—Charles E. Weaver, Ohio Department of Education

1972-1973 Award Winners

Citation Award—John P. Adams, Livonia, Michigan
Citation Award—Herbert Siegel, New York, New York
Citation Award—Charles G. Foster, Jefferson City, Missouri

1971-1972 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Russell L. Guin, Bloomington, Illinois
Award of Merit—Robert C. Lusk, Michigan
Award of Merit—Satenig St. Marie, J. C. Penney Co., Inc.
Award of Merit—James E. Wall, Lincoln, Nebraska
Outstanding Service Award—Pauline W. Burbrink, University of Texas at Austin
Outstanding Service Award—Thurston Faulkner, Montgomery, Alabama
Outstanding Service Award—Kenneth B. Hoyt, College Park, Maryland
Outstanding Service Award—Noel T. Myers, Portland, Indiana
Outstanding Service Award—Warren G. Smeltzer, State of Maryland
Outstanding Service Award—Rulon C. Vanwagenen, State of California
Citation Award—Congressman Albert H. Quie, Minnesota

1970-1971 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Southern New England Telephone, New Haven, Connecticut
Outstanding Service Award—J. Marion Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas
Outstanding Service Award—Ralph E. Bender, Ohio State University
Outstanding Service Award—Fred W. Eberle, West Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Clifford R. House, Cincinnati, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Lawrence T. Paige, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1969-1970 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Jack Hawkins, Little Rock, Arkansas
Award of Merit—Society of Plastics Industry, New York, New York
Outstanding Service Award—Melvin L. Barlow, University of California
Outstanding Service Award—David W. Berryman, Springfield, Missouri
Outstanding Service Award—T. Carl Brown, Raleigh, North Carolina
Citation Award—Governor Russell W. Peterson, Delaware

1968-1969 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Chrysler Plymouth Division, Chrysler Motors Corporation
Award of Merit—Merlin W. Kampfer, Phoenix, Arizona
Outstanding Service Award—Hester Chadderdon, Iowa State University
Outstanding Service Award—Janet Matsuyama, Orange County, California
Outstanding Service Award—Blanche Nechanicky, New York State Education Department
Outstanding Service Award—Bernard A. Shilt, Buffalo, New York
Citation Award—Congressman Roman C. Pucinski, Illinois

1967-1968 Award Winners

Award of Merit—FFA Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia
Award of Merit—3M Company, Visual Products Division, Ohio
Award of Merit—Frank Plovick, General Motors
Outstanding Service Award—Johnie Christian, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Outstanding Service Award—James L. Reid, Wisconsin Association for Adult & Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—Lea O’Toole, Oklahoma State University
Outstanding Service Award—Charles R. Wallendort, New York
Citation Award—Martin Essex, Superintendent of Public Instruction for State of Ohio

1966-1967 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Peter T. Schoemann, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters of the U.S.
Outstanding Service Award—Rupert N. Evans, University of Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—K. Otto Logan, Washington
Outstanding Service Award—Byrl R. Shoemaker, Columbus, Ohio
Citation Award—Terry Sanford, Governor of North Carolina
Citation Award—Cynthia Parsons, Education Editor of Christian Science Monitor

1965-1966 Award Winners

Outstanding Service Award—Clarence L. Greiber, Madison, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service Award—Herman A. Kressler, Brooklyn, New York
Outstanding Service Award—Robert M. Reese, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Green B. Trimble, Fort Worth, Texas

1964-1965 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Melvin A. McCutchan, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Award of Merit—Howard C. Weichman, Chicago, Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—R. D. Anderson, Columbia, South Carolina
Outstanding Service Award—Milo J. Peterson, University of Minnesota
Outstanding Service Award—Ralph J. Woodin, Ohio State University
Citation Award—Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States
Citation Award—M. D. Mobley, Executive Secretary of American Vocational Association
Citation Award—Congressman Philip M. Landrum, Georgia

1963-1964 Award Winners

Award of Merit—John E. Harmon, Washington, D.C.
Award of Merit—Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Walter M. Arnold, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—J. R. Cullison, Phoenix, Arizona
Outstanding Service Award—Lorenzo Garcia-Hernandez, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Outstanding Service Award—John P. Walsh, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—Rua Van Horn, Washington, D.C.
Citation Award—Congressman Carl D. Perkins, Kentucky

1962-1963 Award Winners

Award of Merit—J. Chester Swanson, Berkeley, California
Award of Merit—John R. Wrage, Madison, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service Award—Louise Bernard, Richmond, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Catherine T. Dennis, Raleigh, North Carolina
Outstanding Service Award—Roas H. Loving, Richmond, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Cecil E. Stanley, Lincoln, Nebraska
Citation Award—Benjamin C. Willis, General Superintendent of Schools, Chicago, Illinois

1961-1962 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Fred M. Betz, Lamar, Colorado
Award of Merit—Henry F. Deganton, Seattle, Washington
Award of Merit—National Safety Council, Chicago, Illinois
Award of Merit—James D. Hume, Mendota, Illinois
Award of Merit—Marshall Humphrey, Chandler, Arizona
Outstanding Service Award—Ward P. Beard, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Service Award—Roy G. Fales, Delmar, New York
Outstanding Service Award—Warren E. Hicks, Madison, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service Award—F. J. Konecny, College State, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—Harry Wirriner Sanders, Blacksburg, Virginia

1960-1961 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Mary A. Bons, Phoenix, Arizona
Award of Merit—George A. Scott, San Diego, California
Outstanding Service Award—M. J. Debenning, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Outstanding Service Award—Kenneth Hall Easter, University of Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—Samuel Leonard Fick, California State Department of Education
Outstanding Service Award—Alice Ruth Lee, Teaque, Texas
Outstanding Service Award—George I. Martin, Sylvester, Georgia
Outstanding Service Award—Harold M. Ostrem, St. Paul, Minnesota
Outstanding Service Award—Arthus L. Waker, Richmond, Virginia
Citation Award—Congressman Cleveland M. Bailey, West Virginia
Citation Award—Congressman Winfield K. Denton, Indiana

1959-1960 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Teodoro Morscoso, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Award of Merit—Theresa Bachman, Boise, Idaho
Award of Merit—Edward R. Eastman, Ithaca, New York
Award of Merit—General Electric Company, New York, New York
Outstanding Service Award—Andrew D. Althouse, Detroit, Michigan
Outstanding Service Award—Melvin Henderson, University of Illinois
Outstanding Service Award—Natalie Kneeland, Richmond, Virginia
Outstanding Service Award—Dorothy Scoot Lawson, Albany, New York
Outstanding Service Award—Marguerite Loos, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Service Award—Roy E. Simpson, Sacramento, California
Outstanding Service Award—Mildred Weighly Wood, Phoenix, Arizona
Outstanding Service Award—Julian A. McPhee, San Luis Obispo, California

1958-1959 Award Winners

Award of Merit—Cooperation Grange League, New York
Award of Merit—Lawrence Praaken, School Shop
Award of Merit—E. B. Thode, Arizona
Outstanding Service Award—R. E. Bass, Virginia State Director of Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—Earl L. Bedell, Education & Technical Schools
Outstanding Service Award—Henry S. Brunner, U.S. Office of Education
Outstanding Service Award—James R. D. Eddy, University of Texas at Austin
Outstanding Service Award—Eugene D. Fink, Schenectady, New York
Outstanding Service Award—McKee Fisk, University of Santa Clara, California
Outstanding Service Award—Mark Nichols, Utah State Director of Vocational Education

1957-1958 Award Winners

Award of Merit—G. M. Motors, Michigan

1956-1957 Award Winners

Award of Merit—John C. Clausen, University of Minnesota
Award of Merit—Ralph R. Bentley, Purdue University
Award of Merit—John A. Fuzak, Michigan State University
Award of Merit—Thomas R. Gaines, Central Missouri State College
Award of Merit—Ray A. Wigen, Stout State College, Wisconsin
Award of Merit—Robert S. Swanson, Stout College, Wisconsin
Award of Merit—Gordon M. Greeman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Award of Merit—William B. Mark & Associates, Wausau, Wisconsin
Award of Merit—James A. Rork, Arizona

1955-1956 Award Winners

Outstanding Service Award—R. E. Cammack, Alabama State Director for Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—Martha Creighton, Virginia Tech University
Outstanding Service Award—Oakley Furney, New York State Asst. Commissioner for Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—J. E. Hill, Illinois State Director of Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—H. H. London, University of Missouri

1954-1955 Award Winners

Outstanding Service Award—Frank B. Cale, Virginia State Director of Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—M. D. Collins, Georgia State Director of Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—Druzilla Kent, University of Tennessee
Outstanding Service Award—Lewis Wilson, New York State Commissioner of Education
Outstanding Service Award—James C. Woodin, Wichita, Kansas
Citation Award—Senator Lister Hill, Alabama

1953-1954 Award Winners

Outstanding Service Award—O. D. Adams, San Francisco Director of Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—J. B. Perkey, Oklahoma State Director of Vocational Education
Outstanding Service Award—Congressman Daniel Reed, New York
Outstanding Service Award—N. Norcross Stratton, Massachusetts State Director of Vocational Education
Citation Award—Congressman Daniel Reed, New York

 

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