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2016 ACA National Award Winners Announced

Feb 02, 2016
Each year, the American Counseling Association recognizes and celebrates achievements of counseling professionals who have distinguished themselves professionally, as well as through service to others.

This year, 35 counseling professionals will be recognized for their contributions in 21 categories. Formal recognition of award winners will take place at the National Awards Ceremony on April 2nd at the ACA Conference and Expo (March 31 – April 3) in Montréal, Canada. 

ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award
Matthew Mims 

ACA Extended Research Award
Julia Bryan

ACA Fellow Award
Richard Balkin
Frank Burtnett
S. Kent Butler
Catherine Chang
Robert K. Conyne
R. Rocco Cottone
David L. Fenell
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
A. Michael Hutchins
Sylvia Marotta-Walters

ACA Professional Development Award
Cynthia Kay Chandler

 ACA Research Award
Philip Gnilka, Aryn C. Karpinski, and Heather Smith

 ACA State Branch Advocacy Award
Ohio Counseling Association

 Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award
Aubrey Dean Porter

Best Practices Award
Practitioner – Garry S. Del Conte
Faculty – Jenifer Balch
Faculty – Yung-Wei Dennis Lin

Carl D. Perkins Government Relations Award
Victoria Kress

Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award
Rafe McCullough

David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award
Carl J. Sheperis
Craig S. Cashwell

Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award
Dee C. Ray

Dr. Judy Lewis Counselors for Social Justice Award
Loretta J. Bradley

Garry R. Walz Trailblazer Award
Aubrey Dean Porter

 Gilbert & Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person
Audrey Elion 

Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award 
Michael K. Schmit

Kitty Cole Human Rights Award
R.J. Davis

Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award
Cynthia Bevly

Robert H. Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award
Christine Chasek

Samuel T. Gladding Unsung Heroes Award
Earnest Airhia 

Thomas J. Sweeney Award for Visionary Leadership and Advocacy
Bradley T. Erford

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2016 ACA National Award Winners Announced

by Shahab Shokouhi-Behnam | Feb 02, 2016
Each year, the American Counseling Association recognizes and celebrates achievements of counseling professionals who have distinguished themselves professionally, as well as through service to others.

This year, 35 counseling professionals will be recognized for their contributions in 21 categories. Formal recognition of award winners will take place at the National Awards Ceremony on April 2nd at the ACA Conference and Expo (March 31 – April 3) in Montréal, Canada. 

ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award
Matthew Mims 

ACA Extended Research Award
Julia Bryan

ACA Fellow Award
Richard Balkin
Frank Burtnett
S. Kent Butler
Catherine Chang
Robert K. Conyne
R. Rocco Cottone
David L. Fenell
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
A. Michael Hutchins
Sylvia Marotta-Walters

ACA Professional Development Award
Cynthia Kay Chandler

 ACA Research Award
Philip Gnilka, Aryn C. Karpinski, and Heather Smith

 ACA State Branch Advocacy Award
Ohio Counseling Association

 Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award
Aubrey Dean Porter

Best Practices Award
Practitioner – Garry S. Del Conte
Faculty – Jenifer Balch
Faculty – Yung-Wei Dennis Lin

Carl D. Perkins Government Relations Award
Victoria Kress

Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award
Rafe McCullough

David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award
Carl J. Sheperis
Craig S. Cashwell

Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award
Dee C. Ray

Dr. Judy Lewis Counselors for Social Justice Award
Loretta J. Bradley

Garry R. Walz Trailblazer Award
Aubrey Dean Porter

 Gilbert & Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person
Audrey Elion 

Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award 
Michael K. Schmit

Kitty Cole Human Rights Award
R.J. Davis

Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award
Cynthia Bevly

Robert H. Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award
Christine Chasek

Samuel T. Gladding Unsung Heroes Award
Earnest Airhia 

Thomas J. Sweeney Award for Visionary Leadership and Advocacy
Bradley T. Erford