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2021 OCDA AWARDS

OCDA would like to recognize distinguished professionals in career development! Please read the descriptions below and nominate any or all within your network who apply! Winners will receive a $100 honorarium, a commemorative gift, free registration to and will be recognized at the OCDA Virtual Conference on Friday, June 4, 2021. Deadlines for nominations will be Friday, April 2nd at 11:59pm.


The Outstanding Graduate Student Award

This award will be presented at the annual Ohio Career Development Association (OCDA) Conference in recognition of the wonderful contributions that graduate students are already making to their respective field.

Nominees must be a full-time student in Ohio, a masters or doctoral candidate, and in the field of career counseling, student affairs, college/student personnel or a related field.

To nominate a professional, please complete this form.

The Outstanding New Professional Award

This award will be presented annually at the Ohio Career Development Association (OCDA) Conference in recognition of an individual with less than five (5) years of full-time experience. This individual serves as a role model to students and professionals, demonstrates creativity/innovation in the field, and has great potential for continued success.

To nominate a professional, please complete this form.

The Bob Windle Leadership Award

This award is presented at the annual Ohio Career Development Association (OCDA) Conference in recognition of a true leader in a career field. The award is named in honor of Bob Windle, who won the award in 2011, for his exceptional contributions to OCDA and to career counseling, exploration, transition, and resilience.

The Bob Windle Leadership Award recognizes practicing career counselors, consultants, or teachers for outstanding performance. Nominees must have at least eight (8) years of service in career development or a related field; demonstrated quality of service (such as innovative programs, recognition by local organizations, publications, awards, etc.); and service to professional association(s) at the local, state and/or national levels.

To nominate a professionalplease complete this form.



OCDA Past Award Winners:

2011 – Robert Windle: Robert Windle Career Award

2011 – Elizabeth Osicki: Outstanding Career Service Award

2012 – Cynthia Marco-Scanlon: Bob Windle Leadership Career Award

2012 – Linda Woodard: Outstanding Career Service Award

2013 – Jessica Wood: Bob Windle Leadership Career Award

2013 – James Hansen: Outstanding Career Service Award

2014 – Gail Michalski: Outstanding Career Service Award

2015 – Kristin Hannon: Bob Windle Leadership Career Award

2016 – Meagan Kittrick: Bob Windle Leadership Career Award

2016 – Rhonda Norman: Outstanding Career Service Award

2017 – Allison Jones: Bob Windle Leadership Career Award

2018 – Ryan Wilhelm: Bob Windle Leadership Award

2018 – Natalie Fox: Outstanding New Professional Award

2018 – McKenna Koewler: Outstanding Graduate Student Award

2019 – Ramascus Abdul Dollar: Outstanding New Professional Award

2019 – Vincent Consiglio: Outstanding Graduate Student Award

2019 – Logan Vess: Outstanding Graduate Student Award

2019 – Dr. Kim Gilliam: Bob Windle Leadership Award

2020- Kristin Williams: Bob Windle Leadership Award

2020- Taylor Slocum: Outstanding New Professional Award

2020- Evan Faidley: Outstanding Graduate Student Award

2020- Autumn Hepler: Outstanding Graduate Student Award

If you have any questions about the award process, please contact Awards Chairs, Taylor Slocum  (tslocum3@cscc.edu) and Evan Faidley (efaidley@kent.edu).

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