Awards and Recognition

Nominate a Colleague for an NCCDA Award

Top 5 reasons to nominate your deserving and hard-working colleagues:

  1. Recognize your colleague’s accomplishments
  2. Share the impact your colleague is making in our community
  3. Who doesn’t appreciate being recognized by their peers?
  4. Put a smile on a colleague’s face 🙂
  5. Nominating a colleague is a way of giving back and demonstrating appreciation

Please submit nominations via the form linked below by September 14, 2018. Awards will be presented at the NCCDA Annual Conference on October 26th.
NEW this year: Nominations can be submitted in the form of a letter OR a video!
Details are included in the nomination form.

Nominate a colleague for one of two awards:

The New Professional Award recognizes an individual in North Carolina who has made a significant contribution to career development and has been in the profession for 5 years or less. The recipient would be an individual who in their early years of practice has shown unusual skill and promise of outstanding future accomplishments and has demonstrated evidence of meritorious service to the career development profession and/or NCCDA.

The Roy N. Anderson Award recognizes an individual in North Carolina who has made an outstanding contribution to career development, both in the state and at the regional or national levels over an extended period of time. This award, affectionately known as “The Roy”, is named for the founding professor of the North Carolina State University Counselor Education Program.

Thinking of nominating a colleague? Fill out the nomination form here:

NCCDA Award Nomination Form

For questions or further information about an award nomination please contact Angie Smith (acsmith5@ncsu.edu), Courtney Gauthier (cgauthier@wcu.edu), or Jane Matthews (jkmatthews@meredith.edu), Co-Chairs of the Professional Recognition Committee.

Previous New Professional Award Winners

2017 – Sheena Jacobs, Assistant Director and Office of Diversity and Inclusion Liaison, University Career Services, UNC-Chapel Hill

2015 – Heidi Robinson

2014 – Amanda Fontenot

2013 – Linda Pollock

2011 – Ross Wade

2010 – Samara Reynolds

2008 – Amy Losordo

2007 – Emily Strader

2006 – Angie Smith

2005 – Donna Y. Hembrick

2004 – Dana Sumner

The Roy N. Anderson Award recognizes an individual in North Carolina who has made an outstanding contribution to career development, both in the state and at the regional or national levels over an extended period of time. This award, affectionately known as “The Roy,” is named for the founding professor of the North Carolina State University Counselor Education Program.

Previous Roy N. Anderson Award Winners

2017 – Dana Sumner, Director, Office of Career Planning, Meredith College

2015 – Angie Smith

2014 – Laura Lane

2013 – Rhonda Kosusko

2011 – Pam Brumbaugh

2010 – Steve Mullinix

2009 – Marie Sumerel

2008 – Sam Leonard Beck

2007 – Sarah Moore Brookshire

2006 – Doris Conn

2005 – Barbara Efird

2004 – Sondra VanSant

2003 – Cathy Annas

2001 – Gordon Folger