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Every year, OCA recognizes the excellence of its members. Awards are distributed at a special reception during the AOCC. If you know of a deserving candidate, consider nominating them for an award listed below. If you have questions, contact Carmella Hill, OCA Awards Committee Chair at

Past Award Recipients

Award Opportunities

Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award

One who has shown long, consistent and distinguished service to the counseling profession and who has shown exemplary caring for people.

Dave Brooks Award

One who has demonstrated a willingness to serve and take responsibility, while creating new paths in the counseling profession.

Herman J. Peters Award

One who promotes innovative ideas and theories in the counseling field and has a significant impact on future trends.

Susan J. Sears Counselor of the Year Award

One 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

One 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

The purpose of this award is to recognize a counseling graduate student who has excelled in service to OCA and the counseling profession; counseling-related extracurricular or co-curricular involvements; and has demonstrated excellence and commitment to the profession.

Professional Leadership Award

This award recognizes and honors persons who through their vision, leadership, and concern for others and the profession have strengthened, expanded, and enhanced the counseling profession within Ohio.

Questions and comments can be directed to Amy Barcelo, Executive Director at: PO Box 470001 | Broadview Heights, OH 44147 | 216.438.1994

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