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Awards & Contests

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award encourages and recognizes work amounting to distinguished service by individual members of NCRA for the benefit of the reporting profession. That may include work as a member, committee member, director or officer of the Association, for the JCR, in state or local association affairs, or in the field of public affairs or public relations.

 

The 2016 Distinguished Service Award was presented posthumously to William S. Greenley, RDR, FAPR (Ret) of Petaluma, California during the Premier Session of the Annual Convention.

 

2016 William S. Greenley (posthumously)
2015 Sandra B. VanderPol
2014 Brenda L. Fauber
2013 Ellen Corbett Hannum
2012 Jerry Kelley
2011 Arnella I. Sims
2010 Forrest Brown
2009 John Prout
2008 Vicki Akenhead-Ruiz
2007 J. Edward Varallo
2006 Tammie Shedd
2005 Lana M. Fruke
2004 Judith H. Brentano
2003 Jean Lea
2002 Joseph Karlovits
2001 Gary Cramer
2000 Richard A. Sherman
1999 Irving L. Starkman
1998 Mae Glassbrenner
1997 Merilyn A. Sanchez
1996 Dennis Hagestrom
1995 Shirley Houston
1994 Robert H. Clark
1993 Richard Heilig
1992 Sandra McFate
1991 Al Weinstein
1990 Nancy Patterson
1989 Frank O. Nelson
1988 Harold Krabbenhoft
1987 Doris Wong
1986 Mary Knapp
1985 Frank Sarli
1984 Richard E. Peppey (posthumously)
1983 Harry Foster
1982 Richard Smith
1981 Samuel A. Fitz-Henley
1980 Mary Louise Gilman
1979 Sally J. Cochran
1978 Irving Kosky
1977 M. Eugene Olsen
1976 Casey B. Smith
1975 Robert B. Morse
1974 Mabel Snodgrass
1973 R. Forrest Brenner
1972 Joseph J. Sweeney
1971 Vivien R. Spitz
1970 Rosemary K. Overstreet
1969 William Cohen
1968 Roy E. Voelker
1967 Nathaniel Weiss
1966 J.L. McAtee
1965 Ray J. Lerschen
1964 Tula C. LeWald
1963 Francis J. McSwiggan
1962 Rachel M. (Smith) Lerschen
1961 Nathan Behrin
1960 Richard Mowers