The Earl Reum Award

Our PAST honorees have defined a tradition of leadership and excellence...

One of our past National Earl Reum Award recipients was the late Harry Bettencourt of California, who was presented this award by Rocco Marano (left) and Dr. Earl Reum himself (right) in December 2006. Harry served on our Board of Directors for many years and was an inspiration to activity advisers and student leaders not only in California but throughout the nation.

Past National winners of the Earl Reum Award since its' inception in 1991 are listed below:

  • 2023 - Felix Yerace, Pennsylvania
  • 2022 - Paul Branagan, Massachusetts
  • 2021 - Lou Miller, New Jersey
  • 2020 - Kristen Grimm, Nevada
  • 2019 - Lori Kiblinger, Kansas
  • 2018 - Martin E. Fortin, Jr., Washington
  • 2017 - Tom Heethuis, Michigan
  • 2016 - Terri Johnson, Missouri
  • 2015 - Terry Hamm, Texas
  • 2014 - Doug Erickson, Minnesota
  • 2013 - Peter Cahn, California
  • 2012 - Kathy Coll, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 - Gary Oberste, Oklahoma
  • 2010 - Ann Postlewaite, Minnesota
  • 2009 - Bob Tryanski, Kansas
  • 2008 - Karen Dawson, Missouri
  • 2007 - Sandy Ginger, Nevada
  • 2006 - Harry Bettencourt, California
  • 2005 - Lyn Fiscus, Virginia
  • 2004 - Stu Shaffer, California
  • 2003 - Eddie Bull, Texas
  • 2002 - Roger Chambers, Wisconsin
  • 2001 - Maris Aldrich, Montana
  • 2000 - Fredonia Williams, Alabama
  • 1999 - Les Anderson, North Dakota
  • 1998 - Phil Gugliuzza, Louisiana
  • 1997 - Nancy Moen, Oregon
  • 1996 - Susan Fortin, Washington
  • 1995 - Denise Butler, Florida
  • 1994 - Don Larsen, Wisconsin
  • 1993 - Elena Zongrone, New York
  • 1992 - Patrica Boss, Michigan
  • 1991 - Jean Wyatt, Texas

CLICK HERE to view a list of all Regional Earl Reum Award winners since 2004.

NAWD presented the Workshop Director of the Year Award until 2003; after which the Earl Reum Award replaced this presentation. Winners of this award from 1985 to 2003 are listed below:
  • 2003 - Susan Fortin, Washington
  • 2002 - Nancy Moen, Oregon
  • 2001 - Sandy Hillman, Indiana
  • 2000 - Maris Aldrich, Montana
  • 1999 - Clem Dugan, New Hampshire
  • 1998 - Elliott Mathis, North Carolina
  • 1997 - Andy Costanzo, Pennsylvania
  • 1996 - Mike Hassel, Arizona
  • 1995 - John Namey, Ohio
  • 1994 - Colby Cochran, North Carolina
  • 1993 - T.C. Hardesty, Oklahoma
  • 1992 - Patti Ireland, Georgia
  • 1991 - Dennis Lock, Missouri/Nevada
  • 1990 - Phil Gugliuzza, Louisiana
  • 1989 - Walt & Beth Angilly, New Jersey
  • 1988 - Diane Anderson, Virginia
  • 1987 - Jim Finnemeyer, Pennsylvania
  • 1986 - Don Larsen, Wisconsin
  • 1985 - Eddie Bull, Texas

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