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Minnesota Career Development Association

2018 Award Nominations

It’s time to NOMINATE fellow MCDA members whose contributions to some aspect of career development are worthy of recognition! Awards will be presented at the 2018 MCDA Careers Conference on the morning of Friday, April 27th. Award recipients will receive a plaque and recognition at the annual MN Careers Conference. The submission deadline for these award nominations is Monday, March 19, 2018.

Download the Nominations Form

MCDA AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award 

This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievement (15 years or more) in the field of career development. Ideal candidates possess the following criteria:

  • Committed to career development for at least 15 years in a full-time or similar role
  • Provided at least three significant contributions to career development field
  • Made significant contribution to or was involved in MCDA at some point in their career
  • Must be a current MCDA member

Marty Dockman Merit Award 

This award honors individuals or teams who have made a significant difference in the lives of clients or made a significant contribution to MCDA. It may be a one-time achievement or an achievement over time.  The nomination should specify accomplishments above and beyond performing the duties of a paid position.  The winner must be an MCDA member or one person on the winning team must be an MCDA member.

Sunny Hansen Graduate Student Award

This award honors outstanding graduate students for excellence in projects, service, teaching, and/or research that shows a demonstrable dedication to career development as a current or future career.

Irene Rossman Award

This award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to MCDA and/or the field of career development. The nomination should specify accomplishment(s) above and beyond the duties of a paid position.  Ideal candidates possess the following criteria:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in the career development field in full-time or similar role
  • Made a significant contribution or difference in the field; could be through volunteer work
  • Must be a current MCDA member

Submit nomination packets to: Katie Ness, MCDA Secretary at katiemness@gmail.com.