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