KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES & EMPLOYERS

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PAST AWARD recipients

Larry Hannah Career Services Director Award

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

  • 2019 -- Karen McCullough -- Fort Hays State University
  • 2018 -- June Coleman -- Emporia State University
  • 2017 -- Kent McAnally -- Washburn University
  • 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

  • 2019 -- Ashley Kruger -- University of Kansas
  • 2018 -- Gary Handy -- Washburn University
  • 2017 -- Dana Nordyke -- Kansas State University
  • 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

  • 2019 -- Pamela Hann -- Kansas Department of Commerce
  • 2018 -- Ashley Kruger -- University of Kansas
  • 2017 -- Jolene Phillips -- University of Kansas
  • 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

  • 2019 -- No Recipient
  • 2018 -- Monica Stewart -- WSU Tech
  • 2017 -- Nikita Haynie -- University of Kansas
  • 2016 -- Rhiannon Racy -- University of Kansas
  • 2015 -- Brandi Wriedt -- Truman State University
  • 2014 -- Katrina Zaremba -- 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

  • 2019 -- Ryan Horsch -- Emporia State University
  • 2018 -- Brian Austin -- Wichita State University
  • 2017 -- Carol Gard -- Johnson County Community College
  • 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

  • 2019 -- Brenna Thompson, OMNI
  • 2018 -- No Recipient
  • 2017 -- Julie Anderson -- OMNI
  • 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

  • 2019 -- Mako Miller -- Kauffman Scholars
  • 2018 -- No recipient
  • 2017 -- Erin Wolfram -- University of Kansas
  • 2016 -- Brandi Wriedt -- 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

  • 2019 -- Mako Miller -- Kauffman Scholars
  • 2019 -- Carol Gard --Johnson County Community College
  • 2018 -- No Recipient
  • 2017 -- Tatia Shelton -- Metropolitan Community College
  • 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


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