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Past Award Recipients

HR Committee of the Year

The NOARK committee that has made the biggest impact toward “Advancing the Profession” and “Serving the Professional.”

Past HR Committee of the Year Award Recipients
  1. 2015 Wage & Benefits, Kathleen Dalton (Wal-mart Vendor Survey)
  2. 2014 Workforce Readiness, Cody Ward, Chair
  3. 2013 Membership, Brent Carroll, PHR, Chair
  4. 2012 Wage & Benefit, Robin Dunivan, PHR, Chair
  5. 2011 College Relations, Megan Cherry, Chair
  6. 2010 Workforce Readiness, Carol Jones, Chair
  7. 2009 Workforce Readiness
  8. 2008 Workforce Readiness
  9. 2007 Public Relations
  10. 2006 Programs
  11. 2005 Diversity
  12. 2004 Programs
  13. 2003 Programs
  14. 2002 State Conference Committee
  15. 2001 Wage & Benefit survey Committee
  16. 2000 Education
  17. 1999 Education & Training & Development–Joint Award
  18. 1998 Wage & Benefit Survey Committee
  19. 1997 Awards Committee
  20. 1996 Education Committee

HR Professional of the Year

The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual that has shown outstanding service and has promoted the profession of Human Resources Management. Nominations will be accepted from any source; however the nominated individual must be a NOARK member.  This nominee will also be NOARK's official nominee for the ARSHRM Professional of the Year Award.

Past HR Professionals of the Year Award Recipients
  1. 2015 Judith Tavano, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  2. 2014 Thomas Dunlap, PHR
  3. 2013 Cammie Scott, SPHR
  4. 2012 Patti Barnes, SPHR
  5. 2011 Elizabeth Farmer, PHR
  6. 2010 Brian Sorensen, SPHR
  7. 2009 Darrin Coon, SPHR
  8. 2008 Cathleen Hoffman, SPHR
  9. 2007 Jean Winn
  10. 2006 Barbara Ludwig, SPHR
  11. 2005 Rhonda Houser, PHR
  12. 2004 Debbie Wheeler, PHR
  13. 2003 Debbie McLoud, PHR
  14. 2002 Kim Richter
  15. 2001 Ed Wheeler, PHR
  16. 2000 Bruce Andree
  17. 1999 Roger Ludwig
  18. 1998 Donna Davis
  19. 1997 Don Marr, PHR
  20. 1996 Sheryl Crisler

Member of the Year

The purpose of this award goes to the member whose contributions and participation made a high impact on the NOARK organization.  Not awarded every year.

Past Member of the Year Award Recipients
  1. 2015 Cindy Bassett, PHR, SHRM-CP
  2. 2014 Judith Tavano, SPHR
  3. 2013 Kimberly McGee, PHR
  4. 2012 Brent Carroll, PHR
  5. 2011 Sheryl Jegen, PHR
  6. 2010 Kris Delano, PHR
  7. 2009 Katie Morris, SPHR
  8. 2008 Craig Parrish
  9. 2005 Beth Graves, PHR
  10. 2004 Carmen Burasco
  11. 2003 Jerry Duncan
  12. 2002 Debbie Wheeler
  13. 2001 Karen Butler
  14. 2000 Angela Robinson
  15. 1999 Christine Parks
  16. 1998 Ed Wheeler
  17. 1997 Donna Davis
  18. 1996 Don Marr

Rising Star

The NOARK member who has demonstrated the potential to be an impact on the HR community.

Past Rising Star Award Recipients
  1. 2015 Carmen Stanley, PHR, SHRM-CP
  2. 2014 Angelique O'Bryan, SPHR
  3. 2013 Marc Campbell
  4. 2012 Sara Staley, PHR
  5. 2011 Brent Carroll, PHR
  6. 2010 Megan Cherry
  7. 2009 Gretchen Laffoon
  8. 2008 Danielle Wood
  9. 2006 Cathleen Hoffman, PHR
  10. 2005 Bill Dial
  11. 2004 Broderick Daniels / Christina McGehee
  12. 2003 Amy Cornett
  13. 2002 Judith Tavano
  14. 2002 Kris DeLano
  15. 2002 Larry Atchley
  16. 2002 Barbara Lovin
  17. 2001 Kim Richter
  18. 2000 Crissy Cote
  19. 1999 Dave Mersky

Pillar Award

Not awarded every year, this award goes to a long-standing member of NOARK who consistently makes an impact on the HR Community through their active participation.

Past Pillar Award Recipients
  1. 2013 Cathleen Hoffman, SPHR
  2. 2012 Cliff Sandsmark, SPHR
  3. 2011 Judith Tavano, SPHR
  4. 2010 Angela Robinson
  5. 2008 Ed Wheeler, PHR
  6. 2006 Debbie Wheeler, PHR
  7. 2004 Don Marr, PHR

Diversity Champion

Not awarded every year, the Diversity Champion award is for one among us who shows leadership and vision in the promotion of diversity.

Past Diversity Champion Award Recipients
  1. 2011 Kathryn Birkhead

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