Each year up to three Senior Professionals and up to five Emerging Professionals are accepted. These individuals are honored for their contributions to the fields of administration, teaching, research, and publications. Service to ACPA and leadership are also factors that should be considered. This award celebrates the lives of Philip A. Tripp and Ursula Delworth, who dearly loved to challenge their contemporaries and junior colleagues in a spirit of personal and professional sharing, good humor, and intellectual debates. The Latin phrase, annuit coeptis, reflects Professor Tripp's optimism for the future by suggesting that “He has smiled upon that which we have begun.” 

Nomination Instructions

You may nominate yourself or another individual. To nominate someone, send a nomination letter including the nominee's telephone number, and e-mail address by November 17th, 2017 to the Award Coordinator, John Mueller (jmueller@iup.edu).The nomination letter should be accompanied by supporting materials, which include an outline of the person's, or group's contributions based on the criteria for the award as well as letters of support. Nominees may be contacted for additional information. You are strongly advised to contact the Award Coordinator prior to mailing your nomination to get accurate mailing information (USPS or email). The Award Coordinator may also be able to help you with any additional nomination materials that are required for this particular award.


Michael Ignelzi  Jason Laker  George McClellan

Current Winners

Michael G. Ignelzi , Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Jason A. Laker , San Jose State University
George S. McClellan , Indiana University - Purdue University

Past Winners

2016

  • Kathleen M. Boyle
  • Zebulun R. Davenport
  • Richard A. Stevens, Jr.,

2015

  • Holley Belch
  • Ruth Harper
  • Kent Porterfield

2014

  • Scott C. Brown
  • Gretchen J. Metzelaars
  • Thalia M. Mulvihill

2013

  • Kathleen Kerr
  • Raechele Pope
  • Stephen C. Sutton

2012

  • Timothy R. Ecklund
  • Becki Elkins
  • John L. Garland

2011

  • William McDonald
  • John Foubert
  • Sandra Estanek

2010

  • Jonathan Poullard
  • Karen Myers
  • Gavin Henning

2009

  • Merrily S. Dunn
  • Florence A. Hamrick
  • Deborah J. Taub

2008

  • Tony Cawthon
  • Kristen Renn
  • Judy Rogers

2007

  • Denise Collins
  • Laura A. Dean
  • Michael R. Laliberte

2006

  • Jan L. Arminio
  • Linda M. Clement
  • Tracy L. Davis

2005

  • Joan Hirt
  • Susan Robb Jones
  • M. Lee Upcraft

2004

  • Heidi Levine
  • Gregory Roberts
  • Paul Shang

2003

  • Jill Carnaghi
  • Jeanne Steffes

2002

  • Vivian Boyd

2001

  • Patricia King
  • Debora Liddell
  • Marcia Baxter-Magolda

2000

  • Diana L. Cooper
  • Florence Guido-DiBrito
  • Patrick G. Love

1999

  • Fred B. Newton
  • Sue A. Saunders
  • Elizabeth J. Whitt
  • Terry D. Piper

1998

  • Michael J. Cuytjet
  • Mary Howard-Hamilton
  • David C. Sundberg

1997

  • Michael D. Coomes
  • Jon Dalton
  • Kathleen Manning

1996

  • C. Carney Strange
  • Michael Dannells
  • Melvin C. Terrell

1995

  • Leellen Brigman
  • Stan Carpenter
  • Frances Stage

1994

  • Deanna S. Forney
  • Jane Fried
  • Marilu McEwen
  • Audrey Remley

1993

  • Albert Hood
  • Lyn Jakobsen
  • Ludwig Spolyar

1992

  • Deborah E. Hunter
  • George D. Kuh
  • Charles C. Schroeder

1991

  • Delight Champagne
  • Melvene Hardee
  • John Schuh

1990

  • Robert Young
  • Celerstine Johnson
  • Dennis Roberts

1989

  • Don G. Creamer
  • Leila Moore
  • Nancy Evans

1988

  • Fred Leafgren
  • Robert Shaffer
  • Gerald Saddlemire

1987

  • Richard Caple
  • Susan Komives
  • Roger B. Winston, Jr.

1986

  • Margaret J. Barr
  • Mary Howard
  • Theodore Miller

1985

  • Hazel Sprandel
  • Willard Blaesser
  • James C. Hurst

1984

  • Paul Bloland
  • Gary Hanson
  • Anne Pruitt

1983

  • Laurine Fitzgerald
  • Donna Mckinley
  • Louis Stamatakos

1982

  • Robert Rodgers
  • Marvalene Styles Hughes

1981

  • Merril "Jack" Beyerl
  • Phyllis Mable

1980

  • James Banning
  • Harry J. Canon
  • Ursula Delworth

1979

  • Robert D. Brown
  • Cynthia S. Johnson
  • Thomas Magoon