Awards

UMACRAO recognizes members who have served our profession or the association with several awards. The UMACRAO Special Recognition Committee votes on nominations, and forwards to the UMACRAO executive board for final approval. Awards are presented at the fall annual meeting. The following is a description of the UMACRAO awards:

 

 

Exemplary Service Award

This award celebrates the outstanding contribution of an individual to the Association and/or the profession. It is the highest UMACRAO award recognizing leadership and professionalism .

 

 

Honorary Life Membership

This award is given to individuals who are retiring or leaving the profession who have made significant contributions to UMACRAO.

 

 

Staff Support Award

This award recognizes the contribution of support staff to their institutions and the Association.

 

 

Exemplary New Member Award

The Exemplary New Member Award is given to a UMACRAO member who, up to his/her fifth year of membership, has made an exceptional or unique contribution to the organization and demonstrates promise as a future UMACRAO leader.

 

 

 

Special Recognition Nomination Form

–> Please send this information to Heather Soleim

 

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

Year Name School Award
2015 Suzanne Anderson University of North Dakota Honorary Life Membership
2015 Kelly Palmer Coe College Staff Support
2015 Sara VandeKamp Augustana College Exemplary New Member
2014 Karen Fluegge Minnesota State University-Mankato Honorary Lifetime Membership
2014 Wendy Mulder University of Northern Iowa Staff Support Award
2014 Jodi Pierce North Dakota State University Staff Support Award
2014 Meghan Trueman University of Manitoba Exemplary New Member
2014 Katrina Chapman Bethel University Exemplary New Member
2013 Susan Battles Concordia University Exemplary Service
2013 Chance McWorthy Mount Mercy University Exemplary New Member
2012 Ingrid Nuttall University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary Service*
2012 Rhonda Kitch North Dakota State University Exemplary Service*
2012 Lori Beseler Winona State University Exemplary Service
2012 Jennifer Love University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary New Member
2011 Kathy Jones Iowa State University Honorary Lifetime Membership
2011 Mary Koskan University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Honorary Lifetime Membership
2011 Jason Clapp Mount Mercy College Exemplary New Member
2010 Kasi Williamson University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary New Member
2010 Dan Johnson Lake Region State College Exemplary Service
2010 Carl Stange Winona State University Exemplary Service
2009 Heather Soleim North Dakota State University Exemplary Service
2009 Karen Fluegge Minnesota State University, Mankato Exemplary Service
2009 Kristie Vortherms Southeast Technical Institute Exemplary Service
2009 Kristin Tomanek North Dakota State University Staff Support Award
2009 Mary Iverson Mayville State University Honorary Lifetime Membership
2009 Monte Johnson Valley City State University Honorary Lifetime Membership
2009 Carol Stalheim Concordia College Honorary Lifetime Membership
2008 Tina Falkner University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary Service
2008 Phyllis Thompson University of Sioux Falls Honorary Lifetime Membership
2008 Dave Gjerde Minnesota State University, Mankato Honorary Lifetime Membership
2007 Vickie Roberts University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary Service
2007 Margo Mueller University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary Service
2007 Mary Iverson Mayville State University Exemplary Service
2007 Phyllis Thompson University of Sioux Falls Exemplary Service
2007 Julie Fell University of Iowa Exemplary New Member
2007 Karla Mae Elling Iowa State University Exemplary New Member
2007 Sarah Harris University of Iowa Exemplary New Member
2006 LaurieTralle MnSCU Exemplary Service
2006 Heidi Kippenhan University of North Dakota Exemplary Service
2006 Ingrid Nuttall University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary New Member
2006 Brain Steenerson University of North Dakota Honorary Lifetime Membership
2005 Sue Van Voorhis University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Exemplary Service
2005 Jackie Carlson University of Minnesota, Duluth Exemplary Service
2005 Char Hulsebus Iowa State University Exemplary Service
2004 Laura Foering Iowa State University Exemplary Service
2004 Debbie Henderson University of Minnesota Staff Support Award
2004 Dave Gjerde Minnesota State University, Mankato Exemplary Service

*2012 Exemplary Service also was awarded to Amy Gleason and Ed Lee of WACRAO at the joint conference.