Spirit of ABC Award in Memory of Bernadine P. Branchaw

Purpose/Description

The purpose of the Spirit of ABC Award is to acknowledge extraordinary contributions to the friendliness of ABC.

The award recipient will be recognized at the annual conference with a plaque and a monetary award. This award is sponsored by the Association.

Eligibility Criteria

The award recognizes, on an extraordinary basis, exceptional members of ABC who exemplify friendliness and openness to both newcomers and current members. This member’s spirit of friendliness shows a genuine appreciation to all individuals who attend ABC activities.

Selection

When special circumstances warrant granting the Award, the Nominating Committee proposes candidates to the Board of Directors, which approves the award.

Notification

The award winner will be notified approximately 90 days before the annual conference.

Winners of the Spirit of ABC Award in Memory of Bernadine P. Branchaw

Winner Institution Year
Gail Cruise University of Massachusetts Amherst 2017
Kathryn Rybka University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2016
Geert Jacobs Ghent University 2015
Donna Kienzler Iowa State University 2014
Jean Bush-Bacelis  Eastern Michigan University 2013
Marilyn Dyrud Oregon Institute of Technology 2012
Marcel Robles Eastern Kentucky University 2011
Mary Ellen Guffey  Los Angeles Pierce College 2010
Gina Poncini University of Milan 2008
Hiromitsu Hayashida Chuo University 2006
Barbara Shwom  Northwestern University 2004
Bernadine P. Branchaw Western Michigan University
Margaret McLaren University of Waikato
Carol Roever Missouri Western University