Award of Merit History

Past Winners

1978 – Cliff Fagan, NF
1979 – Jim Growney, Robbinsville, NJ
1980 – Tom Frederick, NF
1981 – Jim Dutcher, Billings, MT
1982 – No Recipient
1983 – No Recipient
1984 – John Klement, Monona, WI
1985 – John Youngblood, Arlington, VA
1986 – Robert Conklin, Denver, CO
1987 – Dr. Al Burr, Clayton, MO
1988 – No Recipient
1989 – Brice Durbin, NF
1990 – Barbara Twardus, CAA, Seattle, WA
1991 – Wayne Taylor, CAA, Miami, FL
1992 – Dave Balmer, Hartland, WI
1993 – No Recipient
1994 – Art Newcomer, CAA, Shawnee Mission, KS
1995 – Bernie Saggau, Boone, IA
1996 – John Olson, CMAA, Madison, WI
1998 – Jim Teff, CMAA, South Milwaukee, WI
1999 – Jim Watkins, CMAA, Louisville, KY
2000 – Robert Kanaby, NFHS, Indianapolis, IN
2001 – Alan Mallanda, CMAA, Corning, NY
2002 – No Recipient
2003 – Bruce D. Whitehead, CMAA, Crawfordsville, IN
2004 – Dr. John Foley, CAA, East Setauket, NY
2005 – Walter Sargent, CAA, Yarmouthport, Massachusetts
2006 – Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM, CMAA, Phoenix, Arizona
2007 – David Martens, Fairport, New York
2008 – Don Bales, CMAA, Lowell, Indiana
2009 – Frank Kovaleski, CAA, Coatesville, Indiana
2010 – Gerry Durgin, CMAA, Gorham, Maine
2011 – Dr. Michael Blackburn, CMAA, Indianapolis, Indiana
2012 – Dennis Fries, CMAA, Irondequoit, New York
2013 – Holly Farnese, CMAA, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
2014 – Sheri Stice, CMAA, Cypress, Texas
2015 – Richard Bechard, CMAA, Overland Park, Kansas

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