Award Winner Archive


ACTE has been recognizing important partners in the field and excellence among CTE professionals since 1954. Click on the links below to learn more about our past award winners.

2016-2017 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year – Sarah Raikes, Springfield, Kentucky
ACTE Career Guidance Award – Shelli Sowles, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
ACTE Administrator of the Year – Samuel Cotton, Muncie, Indiana
ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year – Edward Lazaros, Muncie, Indiana
ACTE New Teacher of the Year – Jacob Ball, Bardstown, Kentucky
ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award – Leon Grant, Marietta, Georgia
ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award – Donna Metcalf, Wilburton, Oklahoma
ACTE Business of the Year – Dupont
ACTE Business Leader of the Year – Bob Funk, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Express Employment Professionals
ACTE Champion of the Year – Jerry Ellner, National Director of High School Development, Universal Technical Institute

 

2015-2016 Award Winners

ACTE Teacher of the Year  Cindy Quinlan, Snellville, Georgia
ACTE Career Guidance Award  Sheryl Neely, Atlanta, Georgia
ACTE Administrator of the Year  Cassandra Miller-Washington, Macon, Georgia
ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year  Clifford McClain, Las Vegas, Nevada
ACTE New Teacher of the Year  Jessica Young, Camden, Arkansas
ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award  Kelly Keller, Arlington, South Dakota
ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award  Clifford Vrieze, Trimont, Minnesota
ACTE Business of the Year  Zoetis
ACTE Business Leader of the Year  Patty Nation, Director of Global Corporate and Community Engagement, Xilinx Inc.
ACTE Champion of the Year  Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Education, Kentucky Department of Education

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
ACTECarl 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 TrainingNew 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 – JudyJ. 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