MCDA Award Recipients, 1980 – Present

Each year, MCDA recognizes individuals or groups of people who have made outstanding contributions to the field of career development. Awards are usually given during the annual Spring Conference. We salute our previous winners!

YEARJules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement AwardMarty Dockman Merit AwardSunny Hansen Graduate Student AwardResearch Award
2021Stan RosenPeter Miller
Velvet Walker
(No award given)No Longer Awarded
2020Nancy FraaschLisa AshAlison Kennedy
Christine Koch
(No award given)
2019Heather Nagle(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
2018Darren KaltvedStan RosenAnnie Montemayor, Renee Crume(No award given)
2017Julie WestlundTom Daly, Dean DeGroot(No award given)(No award given)
2016Jim LewisGordon HelleAbigail Nones(No award given)
2015Dean R. DeGrootTom Colosimo, Nancy Fraasch, Cindy EdwardsErin Haglund Megan Rhein(No award given)
2014Vic MassagliaBen Hansen, Jennifer Rosand, & Curshonda AllenMakoto Kajino(No award given)
2013Irene Rossman Darren KaltvedTara Dillon(No award given)
2012Kate Schaefers Paul TimminsPaul SearsDayou Liu
Christine Jensen
(No award given)
2011Patricia Berg Bridget KenadjianNorthland Career Development Professional Association(No award given)Sally Power
2010Nancy Branton Janet PeltoDenise FelderKai Takasuka Candace Williams(No award given)
2009George Dow Barb Krantz TaylorBill Baldus
Melody Jennings Kruzic
Amy Olmscheid
Kelly Jordan
Erin Reichelt
Chelsie Sturm
(No award given)
2008Trudy Canine Carmen CroonquistCaren Hassen
Vic Massaglia
(No award given)(No award given)
2007Elizabeth CraigJanelle NivensJenny Reese(No award given)
2006(No award given)Nancy WhiteJulia Conkel(No award given)
2005Betsy McMillanPeter Vogt
Janet Pelto
Gary Donovan
Donna Bennett
Bernard Penner
Angie Schmidt Whitney
(No award given)
2004(No award given)Kate Schaefers
Pamela Braun
Maggie Glazer MolitorRonald Page
Jim Lewis
Gary Anderson
2003Bruce RoselleCarmen Croonquist
Dean DeGroot
Dina Bergren(No award given)
2002(No award given)Tom Carroll
Rebecca Hall
Peter Vogt
Megan Meuli
Jacquie Morton
(No award given)
2001(No award given)Carolyn Hildebrandt
Mark Larson
Barb Krantz Taylor
Dionna Jones
Stephanie Untiedt
Teressa Rothausen
2000Richard LeiderTrudy Canine
Bruce Roselle
Dave Baker
Dennis Keierleber
Award was renamed the Sunny Hansen Graduate Student Award
Mera Kachgal
Sandi Kroeber
Rhonda Shimek
1999Yvette OldendorfAward was renamed the Marty Dockman Merit Award
Eric Schnell
Barbara Aslakson
Erica Arnold(No award given)
1998(No award given)Barbara RiceHeather Keough
Jerry Shih
(No award given)
1997(No award given)Gary MagillLisa Kramer
Janice Kalin
(No award given)
1996Rick AndreaAmy Lindgren Janet Pelto     Career Enrichment Center, American Express (developed by Michael Caery, Cynthia Johnson, Laura Theis, and Hilda Koontz)Michele Ludens
Jillian Sheperd
(No award given)
1995Kevin NutterKris GoehringLori Ann Mikkelson     Deborah M.StrangeStephen M. Klein
1994Gary AndersonGary Donaldson
Minority Mentorship Program, Univ of MN- Morris
I’ll Take Charge Life Planning & CD Curriculum, Minnesota Extension Service
Geri SchererGary Donovan
1993(No award given)Valerie HansonSuzanne M. Shimion
Lynn M. Johnson
Kevin Nutter
1992(Recipients unknown)(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1991Gene Audette(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1990Caroll Weeks Lowe(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1989Harold Hebl(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1988Gary Donovan(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1987Betty Olson(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1986Sunny Hansen(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1985Vera Schletzer(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1984Wes Tennyson(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1983Henry BorrowMarian Michael(No award given)Dick Manley
1982Steve Frantz (?)(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1981Betty Neuwirth(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)
1980Award was first called the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award
Roger Rasmussen
(No award given)(No award given)(No award given)