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.
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.