Past Award Winners

The GLC-SOPHE award categories were revamped in 1995. The following is a list of individuals who have received an award since 1995. A student award was added in 1996. Nominees are not allowed to receive a specific award more than once.

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to a GLC-SOPHE member who has contributed significantly to accomplishing the goals of SOPHE and/or has demonstrated distinctive commitment to the profession through consistent and high-quality health education activities.

Past winners:

Kim Deans - 2016

Lindsey Pung-Terry - 2013

Carrie Chanter - 2012 & 2010

Jodi Brookins Fisher - 2005

Jill Dehlin - 2004

Dawn Lukomski - 2001

Raymond Johnson - 1999

Bob Bensley - 1998

Amy Kowalk - 1997

Lori Stegmier - 1996

Judy Fridline - 1995

Honor Award

Presented to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the health education or health promotion field and has been instrumental in the advancement of the profession. 

Past winners:

Julia VanderMolen - 2019

Jennifer Michaluk - 2018

Michelle Twichell - 2017

Kent Co. Health Dept. Health Education & Promotion Team - 2016

Michigan Public Health Training Center - 2006

Central Michigan Health Department - 2003

Loren Bensley - 1995

President's Award

Presented to the immediate past president of GLC-SOPHE in recognition of their service to our organization and the health education field.

Past winners:

Katie Jourdan - 2019

Phoebe Goldberg - 2018

Jody Vogelzang - 2017

Ashley Mascagni - 2016

Lynda Meade - 2006

Student Award

Presented to an outstanding student who has excelled in health education curriculum.

Past winners:

Bree Bode - 2019

Jackson Bensley - 2017

Lisa Wegner - 2016

Jena Williams - 2007

Aliza Bro - 2006

Elizabeth Reynolds - 2005

Carla Palazzi - 2004

Jaime Picken - 2003

Carrie McWilliams - 1999

Megan Rickard - 1998

Laurie Ford - 1997

Dina Matt - 1996

Young Professional Award

Presented to a GLC-SOPHE member who has excelled in the health education field during his or her first five years of professional experience.

Past winners:

Bree Bode - 2019

Chelsea Moxlow - 2017

Katie Jourdan - 2016

Kristin Roux - 2006

Jennifer Bouck - 2003

Suzanne Weinert - 2002

Sarah Horton Bobo - 1999

Stephanie Sikora - 1998

Adrienne Costley (Taylor) - 1997

Carrie Conkell - 1996

Dawn Hauter - 1996

Marcia Dalyrmple - 1995

Michael Creech - 1995

Outstanding University Service Award

Grand Valley State University - 2019

Grand Valley State University - 2018

Outstanding Student Service Award

Maddie Vervaeke, GVSU - 2019

Melissa Freeland, GVSU - 2018

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