Congratulations to the following professionals for their service and excellence in the field of counseling. Note that not every category is awarded every year.
Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award
An individual who has long and distinguished service to the counseling profession and exemplary care for people.
Dave Brooks Award
An individual who is willing to serve, teaches responsibility and creates new paths in the counseling profession.
Herman J Peters Award
An individual who promotes innovative ideas and theories in the counseling field that has a significant impact on future trends.
Susan J. Sears Counselor of the Year Award
An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by demonstrating exceptional service as a practitioner and/or counselor educator, through the application of OCA goals.
Research & Writing Award
An individual who has demonstrated extraordinary research and writing ability, as evidenced by journal publications for the counseling profession.
Public Policy & Legislation Award
One who has demonstrated excellent advocacy by engaging in meaningful lobbying on behalf of the counseling profession.
Graduate Student Award
Other OCA Awards
2017 Award Winners Gallery
Jake Protivnak, Dave Brooks Award
Madeline Clark, Herman J. Peters Award
Stephanie Wise, Susan J. Sears Award
Michelle Hall, Research and Writing Award
Victoria White-Kress, Public policy & Legislation Award
Syacey Litam, Graduate Student Award
Emerging Leader Awardees