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The OCA will present the 2021 award winners during the Awards Reception on Thursday October 28 during the All Ohio Counselors Conference.

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The 2020 Award Winners are listed below. Join us in congratulating them at the Awards Reception at AOCC. POWERPOINT AWARDS SHOW


2020 OCA AWARD RECIPIENTS

 Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award

Stacey Diane AraƱez Litam

 Cleveland State University
 Dave Brooks Award  Victoria E. Kress

 Youngstown State University

 Graduate Student Award  Annaleise Lessick Fisher  Kent State University
 Herman J. Peters Award  Victoria Giegerich  Malone University
 Professional Leadership Award  Madeline Clark  University of Toledo
 Research and Writing Award  Jake Protivnak  Youngstown State University
 Susan J. Sears Counselor of the Year Award  Clark D. Ausloos  University of Toledo
 Emerging Leaders Graduates

 Stephanie Maccombs

 Terra Howell-Muth

 Rebecca Haney

 Ohio University

 Kent State University



.Questions?  Contact Jennie Statczar, OCA Awards Committee Chair

2020 OCA AWARD RECIPIENTS

 Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award  Stacey Diane Arenez Litem  Cleveland State University
 Dave Brooks Award  Victoria E. Kress

 Youngstown State University

 Counselor Educator of the Year  Dakota King-White  Cleveland State University
 Graduate Student Award  Annaleise Lessick Fisher  Kent State University
 Herman J. Peters Award  Victoria Giegerich  Kent State University
 Professional Leadership Award  Madeline Clark  University of Toledo
 Research and Writing Award  Jake Protivnak  Youngstown State University
 Susan J. Sears Counselor of the Year Award  Clark D. Ausloos  University of Toledo
 Emerging Leaders Graduates

 Stephanie Maccombs

 Terra Howell-Muth

 Rebecca Haney

 Ohio University

 Kent State University



.Questions?  Contact Jennie Statczar, OCA Awards Committee Chair

Additional Information

Past Award Recipients

The Ohio chapter of the Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACACO) is accepting award nominations through Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by 5pm. Award categories and descriptions are outlined below. 

Outstanding Service to the Chapter: The award recipient demonstrates exemplary commitment to the purpose and mission of ACACO and engages in collaborative efforts with members and non-members to elevate the organization at large.

Outstanding Advocate for the Mental Wellbeing of Children and Adolescents: The award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment to raising awareness about the mental health needs of children and adolescents and engages in outreach at the local, state, regional, and national levels to enact change in the issues that impact children and adolescents.

Graduate Student of the Year (MA or PhD): The award recipeint demonstrates interest and leadership within the counseling profession with a clear focus on advocacy, service, leadership, and/or research for children and adolescent mental health. 

Outstanding Practitioner: The award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment to providing compassionate and child-centered mental health care and develops collborative relationships in thier local community to support mental health programming and services for children and adolescents. 

Outstanding Supervisor: The award recipient demonstrates excellence in supervision and mentorship to counselors and counselors in training who provide mental health services to children and adolescents. 

Nominations will be submitted through the ACACO Nomination Form. Supporting documents such as a current curriculum vitae, select publications (if applicable), past or current leadership positions relevant to the award, and two references to support the nomination (required). Note that all award recipients must be members of ACACO by May 1, 2021. Please contact me with any questions. 


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