Past Award Winners

 

KACE – Past Award Winners

Larry Hannah Career Services Director Award

In recognition of a career services director who made an outstanding contribution to KACE during a specific year

  • 2016 — David Gaston — University of Kansas
  • 2015 — Mindy Cloninger — Pittsburg State
  • 2014 — No Recipient
  • 2013 — June Coleman — Emporia State University
  • 2012 – Wendy Shoemaker – University of Kansas
  • 2011 – No Recipient
  • 2010 – Susan Wade – Baker University
  • 2009 – No Recipient
  • 2008 – Linda Wyatt – Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • 2007 – Dan Rice – Fort Hays State University
  • 2006 – Jill Pletcher – Wichita State University
  • 2005 – Kerri Day Keller – Kansas State University

Chairperson of the Year

In recognition of outstanding contributions by a KACE committee chairperson during the past year

  • 2016 — Erin Wolfram — University of Kansas
  • 2015 — Chance Clutter — University of Kansas
  • 2014 — Kent McAnally — Washburn University
  • 2013 — June Coleman — Emporia State University
  • 2012 – LeAnn Cunningham – Johnson County Community College
  • 2011 – Susan Wade – Baker University
  • 2010 – LeAnn Cunningham – Johnson County Community College
  • 2009 – Wendy Shoemaker – University of Kansas
  • 2008 – Jolene Phillips – University of Kansas
  • 2007 – June Coleman-Hull – Emporia State University
  • 2006 – June Coleman-Hull – Emporia State University
  • 2005 – Lucy Crowell – Kansas State University

Brad Barackman Bridge Award

In recognition of a KACE member who implemented an outstanding program that serves as an effective “bridge” between employers and career services

  • 2016 — Ashley Kruger — University of Kansas
  • 2015 — No Recipient
  • 2014 — No Recipient
  • 2013 — No Recipient
  • 2012 – Anne Belot – Rockhurst University
  • 2011 – Erin Wolfram – University of Kansas
  • 2010 – Kent McAnally – Washburn University
  • 2009 – No Recipient
  • 2008 – Patty Soucy – University of Kansas
  • 2007 – Linda Garlinger – Missouri Western State University

Rookie of the Year (New Member of the Year)

In recognition of outstanding contributions by a KACE member who is in the first year of membership

  • 2016 — Rhiannon Racy — University of Kansas
  • 2015 — Brandi Wriedt — Truman State University
  • 2014 — Katrina Zaremba — The University of Kansas
  • 2013 — Julie Anderson — Sprint
  • 2012 – Lisa Parson – Sterling College
  • 2011 – Phyllis LaShell – KansasWorks / Department of Commerce
  • 2010 – Brian White – Payless Shoesource
  • 2009 – James Barraclough – Washburn University
  • 2008 – Stacey Stokes – Northwest Missouri State University
  • 2007 – Laura Obrycki – Washburn University
  • 2006 – Kelly Wingbermuehle – Brooke Corporation
  • 2005 – Jenny Kimbrell – University of Missouri Kansas City

Career Services Member of the Year

In recognition of outstanding contributions by a career services member to KACE during a specific year

  • 2016 — Gary Handy — Washburn University
  • 2015 — No Recipient
  • 2014 — Dana Nordyke — Kansas State University
  • 2013 — LeAnn Cunningham — Johnson County Community College
  • 2012 – Kelly Burns – Baker University
  • 2011 – LeAnn Cunningham – Johnson County Community College
  • 2010 – Kelly Burns – Baker University
  • 2009 – Ann Hartley – University of Kansas
  • 2008 – Gina Frigault – Avila University
  • 2007 – David Hogard – Pittsburg State University
  • 2006 – Jeanette Downs Pettitt – MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • 2005 – B.B. Stotts – Pittsburg State University

Employer Member of the Year

In recognition of outstanding contributions by an employer to KACE during a specific year

  • 2016 — Celeste Gruhin — UPS
  • 2015 — Phyllis LaShell — KANSASWORKS, Dept. of Commerce
  • 2014 — Kathie Harris — Kansas Commerce
  • 2013 — Julie Anderson — Sprint
  • 2012 – Ann Van Zee – Harvesters
  • 2011 – Raedawn Johnson – Garmin International
  • 2010 – Matthew Chase – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • 2009 – No Recipient
  • 2008 – Jennifer Mehnert – Garmin
  • 2007 – Jennifer Mehnert – Garmin
  • 2006 – Laura Lindsey – Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • 2005 – Steve Green – State Street

Technology Award

In recognition of outstanding contributions to KACE or to their profession through the development of innovative programs and services that utilize current technology

  • 2016 — Brandi Wridt — Truman State University
  • 2015 — Katie Sawyer — McPherson College
  • 2014 — Erin Wolfram — The University of Kansas
  • 2013 — Erin Wolfram — The University of Kansas
  • 2012 – Melissa Scholten – University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 2011 – Patty Thompson – University of Kansas
  • 2010 – No Recipient
  • 2009 – June Coleman-Hull – Emporia State University
  • 2008 – Wendy Shoemaker – University of Kansas
  • 2007 – Jenny Kimbrell – University of Missouri Kansas City
  • 2006 – Jenny Kimbrell – University of Missouri Kansas City
  • 2005 – Jenny Kimbrell – University of Missouri Kansas City

Outstanding Committee Member

In recognition of outstanding contributions to KACE through participation on a committee

  • 2016 — Dana Nordyke — Kansas State University
  • 2015 — Carol Gard — Johnson County Community College
  • 2014 — Keri Westland — State Street
  • 2013 — Melissa Scholten — University of Missouri – Kansas City