Special Recognition Award: Past Awardees

From time to time a Special Recognition Award is granted to an individual or group who has made a special and specific contribution to Michigan’s school health effort that has not been addressed by other awards.

Past awardees are listed below by year:

2019Dr. Andria EismanUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
 Michigan ASCD 
 Micki Fuhrman & Christina HarveyMichigan Model for Health Online Training Module
2018Jessi Shaffer, Jessica Miranda-Bevier, Melissa BuurstraMichigan Model for Health Early Childhood Curriculum Development Team
 Krisca Gould & Cindie DeWolfAmerican Heart Association
2017Jessi ShafferMichigan Department of Health and Human Services
 Liz Dinkel, Julie Welch and Tina ReimerThe Michigan Model for Health Clearinghouse
 Sophia HinesMichigan Department of Health and Human Services
 Steve SuktaMichigan Department of Health and Human Services
2016Eileen TomasiFlint Community Schools
 Dorothy OppenheiserGenesee ISD
 Kelly Williams Grand Rapids Public Schools
2015EMC Staff – Lori Block, Johnnie Boughner, Jennifer Conroy, Lyle Howard, Nate Kolb, Yolonda NummerEducational Materials Center
2013/14Mary Ann GeorgeRivertown Consultants
2012Laurie BechhoferMichigan Department of Education
 Beverly SchroederOttawa Area ISD
2011Bob HigginsMichigan Department of Education
 Kim Phillips-Knope 
2010Barb FlisParent Action for Healthy Kids
 Shary GauntEducational Materials Center CMU
2009Ingham Co REMCIngham ISD
 Saginaw REMCSaginaw ISD
 Lenawee REMCLenawee ISD
2008Michigan Model Evaluation Team – Karen Yoder – Jim O’Neill – Angie O’Neill – Martha Neilsen – Kyle Guerrant – Mary Ann George – Jeff Clark 
 Shawn CannarileMichigan Department of Community Health
2007Mary BenoLivingston ESA
 Lori BlockEducational Materials Center
 United Dairy Industry of Michigan 
 Karen Krabil YoderMichigan Department of Community Health
2005Elizabeth HallerMichigan Department of Education
 Brenda FinkMichigan Department of Community Health
2002Paula NettletonCentral Michigan University
1996Cherry JacobsMichigan State Board of Education
 Jim MooreALA
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