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Lifetime Achievement Award

About the Award

JEA gives this awards to retirees for lifetime dedication to journalism education. Scholastic press associations and individuals who are JEA members are encouraged to submit names of retirees in their state. Several awards may be presented each year.

Nominations

To nominate an individual for the Lifetime Achievement Award, please fill out this form and submit to JEA Headquarters by July 15.

Past Recipients

2014
Bob Bair, MJE, Blair, Neb.
Linda Ballew, MJE, Great Falls, Mont.
Michael Doyle, CJE, Belvidere, Ill.
Carol R. Eanes, Morganton, N.C.
Jack Kennedy, MJE, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Kay Locey, CJE, Puyallup, Wash.
David Massy, CJE, Lenexa, Kan.
Jim McGonnell, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Barbara McLachlan, CJE, Durango, Colo.
Jeff Nardone, formerly of Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Carol Neal, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Diane E. Schutt, Fairbury, Neb.
Ann Visser, MJE, Pella, Iowa

2013
Pat S. Graff, New Mexico
Rod Howe, Nebraska
Dianne Kuppig, Nebraska
Mary Luckenbill, CJE, Arizona
Cheryl Pell, Michigan
Ann Quinlan, Nebraska
Mark R. Sherwood, Florida
Terry L. Sollazzo, Florida
Darryl Stafford, Colorado
Mark Thompson, CJE, Illinois
Kay H. Windsor, North Carolina

2012
Sharleen K. Ball, Nebraska
Sam Bidleman, Pennsylvania
Edward Bray, Colorado
Phyllis Cooper, North Carolina
Jill Farkas, Arizona
Sue Farlow, North Carolina
Cornelia Harris, North Carolina
Janice L. Hatfield, CJE, Pennsylvania
Yvonne Johnson, Arizona
Sheila Jones, CJE, Colorado
Joy Lessard, Washington
Susan Miller, North Carolina
Marie Parsons, Alabama
Janet K. Raddish, Nebraska
Steve Slagle, CJE, California
Patricia Turley, Oregon
Kathleen D. Zwiebel, CJE, Pennsylvania

2011
Marian Adams, Idaho*
Linda Mercer, Virginia
Dale Schwalm, Nebraska

2010
Linda M. Crandall, Nebraska
Janet Elbom, Texas
Nancy Freeman, Missouri
Lorraine D. Gauvin, Ohio
Michael P. Gordy, Illinois
Nancy Hastings, Indiana
John Hudnall, Kansas
Thelma Johnson, Texas
Linda Kane, Illinois
Mary Lauck, Colorado
Janet McKinney, Indiana
John Tagliareni, New Jersey

2009
Herman Albers, Illinois
Laurie Erdmann, Illinois
Nick Ferentinos, California
Terry M. Nelson, Indiana
Steve O’Donoghue, California
Linda Puntney, Kansas
James Starnes, Illinois
Gretchen Wehmhoff-Stoltze, Alaska

2008
Ron Bonadonna, CJE, New Jersey
Don Cosgrove, Arizona
John Culbertson, Wisconsin
Susan V. Everett, MJE, New Jersey
Bill Flechtner, MJE, Oregon
Nancy Giuliani, Oregon
Betsy Pollard Rau, Michigan
Martha Rothwell, North Carolina
Charlotte Titcomb, Illinois
Randy Vonderheid, Texas

2007
Linda Barrington, MJE, Wisconsin
Kathy Craghead, MJE, Missouri
Clarissa Crozier, Colorado
Kathy Daly, Colorado
Paul Ender, California
Barbara O. Erickson, Illinois
Robert Esler, Wisconsin
Dianne Gum, Colorado
Marta Hedde-Wood, Colorado
Sandra Jacoby, Wisconsin
Richard Johns, Iowa
Jan Kohls, Wisconsin
Janice Pavelco, CJE, Pennsylvania
Alyce Stanwood, California
Lynn K. Strause, Michigan

2006
Elizabeth Dickey, South Carolina
Arthur “Dick” Dixon, Colorado
Margaret “Peggy” Gregory, Arizona
Frances Henry, Colorado
Diana Peckham, Illinois
Sheila Pedersen, Nebraska

2005
Nancy Becker, Wisconsin
Pamela Corliss, California
Jeff Currie, Illinois
Sarah Doerner, Illinois
Barbara Hadley, New Mexico
Carla Harris, Oregon
Ted Heiser, Illinois
Linda Kennedy, Indiana
Robin Morris, Washington
Carol Park, Illinois
Joe Pfeiff, Arizona
Linda Profetto, Illinois
Gary Raaberg, Nebraska
Kathy Stockham, Nebraska
Sherry Tonniges, Nebraska
David Weigand, Wisconsin

2004
Carol Danks, Ohio
Georgia Dunn, Ohio
Wayne Dunn, Ohio
Patricia Ripley, Washington

2003
William Colosimo, Illinois
Patricia Krell, Illinois
Dot Stegman, Kansas
Cathie Parks, Arizona
Randy Swikle, Illinois
Carmen Wendt, Arizona
Gloria Olman, Michigan

2002
Sharon Gentry, New Mexico
Bill Hankins, Missouri
Marcia Hankins, Missouri
Jan Watt, Oregon

2001
Sue Barr, Oregon
Richard Allen Sr., California
Andrea Henderson, California
Jean E Baldikoski, Illinois
Melinda R Foys, Illinois
Charlotte Harrison Huggins, Illinois
Susan Hathaway Tantillo, Illinois
Suzanne J Tedell, Illinois
Molly Clemons, Missouri
Ron Clemons, Missouri
Pam Smith, Texas
Kay D. Phillips, North Carolina
Howard Spanogle, North Carolina
Marie R. Harris, Virginia
Carole Remick, Massachusetts*
Michael J. Vieira, Massachusetts

2000
Marilyn McElroy, Michigan
Beverly Friedman, New Mexico
Karen Flowers, South Carolina

1999
Afton Bitton, Idaho
Merle Dieleman, Iowa
HL Hall, Missouri
Carol Lange, Virginia
Nancy Ruth Patterson, Virginia
John Wheeler, Illinois

1998
Betty Morton, Virginia

1997
Sister Rita Jeanne Abict, Wisconsin*
Alyce S. Culpepper, Florida
Dorothy McPhillips, Washington*
David Smith, Michigan

1996
Jane Everest, Alabama
Richard Fitz, Virginia*
JoAnne Graham, Oklahoma
Margaret Johnston, Georgia
Peg Zidonis, Ohio

1995
James Driscoll, Georgia
V. LaVerne Forest, Nevada*
Ed Galdrikian, California
Larry Mack, Michigan

1994
Jim Davidson, Texas*
Albert H. (Bert) Smith, Virginia*

1993
Shirley Moravec, Florida
Marion Parten, Florida
Fern Valentine, Washington

1992
Sylvia Daughtry, Georgia

1991
Dorothy Mootafes, Washington
Hilda Walker, California

1990
Marjorie Brooks, California
Huldah (Hud) S. Clark, Virginia*
Rod Vahl, Iowa*

1989
Robert Boyle, Illinois
Ruth Marie Griggs, Indiana*

1988
Ret Lt Col Fred Frank, New Mexico*
Barbara Nilson, Washington
Freeman Hover, Arizona

1987
Jackie Engel, Kansas
Lu Flannery, Washington
John T. Reque, Illinois
Eleanor Wallis, Washington
Kathleen Zellmer, Washington, D.C.*

* deceased