Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA

This award, named for a past Chair of the NASPA Board of Directors (1958-1959) and former Chief Student Affairs Officer at the University of Illinois, honors a NASPA member who has served in leadership roles at the state, regional, national, or international levels of NASPA, and who has had, at minimum, ten continuous years of NASPA membership.  The Fred Turner Award is NASPA’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award; each recipient has brought honor and dignity to the student affairs profession, and to NASPA as an association, for a sustained period of time.

The Selections and Awards Committee recommends award nominees to the NASPA Board of Directors for their approval. Upon approval, the awards are presented at NASPA's annual awards luncheon which takes place during the annual conference.

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Award Information

Deadline: Nov. 01, 2017

Any NASPA member may nominate an individual for this award.

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Requirements

Below are the criteria that the Selections and Awards Committee of the NASPA Board of Directors will use to evaluate the nominees. Bolded bullets are required, while non-bolded bullets are preferred.

  • Volunteer service to the association via leadership roles at the state, regional, national, or international levels
  • Minimum of ten continuous years of NASPA membership
  • Active individual NASPA membership
  • Progression from entry-level to senior-level leadership roles within NASPA‚Äôs volunteer ranks
  • Involvement in multiple branches (e.g., Regions, Knowledge Communities, Divisions and Groups, etc.) of the association
  • Volunteer service that has had a significant impact on NASPA as an association

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Barb Snyder

    Vice President for Student Affairs - University of Utah

  • 2015 | Lori Reesor

    Vice President for Student Affairs - University of North Dakota

  • 2014 | Susan Batchelor Adams

    Associate Vice Chancellor (Ret.,) Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Life - Texas Christian University

  • 2013 | Elizabeth Griego

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  • 2012 | Kari Ellingson

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  • 2011 | Janet E. Walbert

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  • 2010 | Dennis R. Black

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  • 2009 | Renee Barnett Terry

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  • 2008 | Theresea A. Powell

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  • 2007 | Karen L. Pennington

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  • 2006 | Cheryl Callahan

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  • 2005 | Marjorie Van Vooren

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  • 2004 | Shannon E. Ellis

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  • 2003 | Penelope Willis

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  • 2002 | Doris M. Ching

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  • 2002 | Laurence N. Smith

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  • 2001 | Kurt Keppler

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  • 2000 | David A. Ambler

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  • 2000 | Joan Claar

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  • 1999 | William L. "Bud" Thomas

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  • 1998 | James E. Scott

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  • 1997 | John L. Blackburn

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  • 1996 | Elizabeth Nuss

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  • 1995 | Frederick Preston

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  • 1994 | George W. Young

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  • 1993 | Sue D. Weitz

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  • 1992 | Thomas Goodale

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  • 1991 | Larry H. Ebbers

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  • 1990 | Wayne Carlisle

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  • 1989 | Judith M. Chambers

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  • 1988 | Dorothy J. Keller

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  • 1987 | Peggy Elder

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  • 1986 | John J. Koldus

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  • 1985 | E.T. Buchanan III

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  • 1985 | Mickell O'Donnell

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  • 1984 | Donald V. Adams

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  • 1983 | Arthur Sandeen

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  • 1983 | Mildred K. Carlson

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  • 1982 | Alice R. Manicur

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  • 1981 | Channing M. Briggs

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  • 1980 | James R. Appleton

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  • 1980 | James J. Rhatigan

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  • 1979 | Carl W. Knox

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  • 1978 | Preston Parr

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  • 1977 | Chester E. Peters

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  • 1976 | Earle W. Clifford

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  • 1975 | Jack C. Clevenger

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  • 1975 | Richard Hulet

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  • 1974 | Peter Armacost

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  • 1972 | John E. Hocutt

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  • 1972 | Donald DuShane

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  • 1972 | O.D. Roberts

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