President's Awards

The President's Award is awarded at the discretion of the president for special services to NPPA.

2011

Melanie Brady Elliot

 

2010

Jeff Tubbs, PhD
Frank Bonner, PhD
Ben Leslie, PhD
Michelle McLoughlin
Thomas Costello
Donald Winslow
Mindy Hutchison
Thomas Kenniff
Nikon Professional Services
Think Tank Photo
PhotoShelter

 

2009

Congressman Walter Jones
Bob Malish
Mike Mount
Seth Gitner
Will Sullivan
Sharon Carey
James Dire

 

2008

Ryan Gardner
Brian Immel
Russ Kendall
Jeff Gritchen
David Grubbs

 

2006

Billy Calzada
Karen & Stephen Wagner
John Long
Alejandro Manrique
Kurt Wimmer
Mickey Osterreicher
Greg Smith
John Ballance
Anita Baca

 

2005

Mindy L. Baker
Tim Geraghty
Susan Gould
Ilene Gould
Isaac Gould
Cheryl Grant
WZZM Photojournalists

 

2003

Sharon Levy Freed
Dave Hamer
Cindy Kahland
Cheryl Magazine
Edna SHerer
Jim Gordon
Christi Hartsock
Karen Kring
Vince Munyon

 

2002

Elizabeth Mueller
Kenny Irby
Robert Dean
James M. Naughton
Michel DUcille
Robin M. McKinney
David Tenenbaum
Dave Metz
Nelson Wadsworth
Steve Sweitzer
Bill Pekala

 

2001

Gretel Daugherty
Frema Engel
Robert Frank
Frank Ochberg
Rodger Simpson
For their contribution to the NPPA Critical Incident Response Training program:
  • Travis Barrick
  • Ken Bizzigotti
  • Charles Cooper
  • Dennis Copeland
  • Brett Donnals
  • Pat Holloway
  • Michael Sherer
  • Joe Traver
  • Staci, Taylor and Kiefer Handschuh

 

2000

Linda Angelle
Kay Baker
Eric Kehe
Jesse, Alex and Diana Sotelo
Bradley Wilson

1999

Joe Abell
Frank Angelle
Kent Meireis
Kim Godwin and the news staff of NBC5
James Gordon
Sedda Kreabs
Manny Sotelo
Steve Sweitzer

1998

Randy Cox
Mark Eissman
Joe Elbert
Marcella Johnson
Jim McNay
Clyde Mueller
Jay Nolan
Joe Traver

 

1997

Ken Blase
Lynn Benson
Maurice Capobianco
Brian Baer
Rich Murphy
Jay Nolan
Katherine Smith

 

1996

Mike Fender
Joe Vitti
David Lutman
The Sweitzer Family
Lee Giles
WISH-TV Photo Staff

 

1995

Hal Buell
Tim Aubry
John Cornell
Bill Eppridge
Steve Fine
Joe Lippincott
Susan Smith
Rich Clarkson
Mary Anne Traver

 

1994

Joanie Carlin
Randy Cox
C. Thomas Hardin
Joseph Luster
Jim McNay
Scott Rensberger
Pete Souza
Cindy Stucky

 

1993

Beverly Bethune
Jerry Chong
Paul Curtis
Gene Duncan
Joe Elbert
Frank Folwell
Dave Hamer
Roy Need
Steve Sweitzer
Marilyn Upton

 

1992

Paul C. Curtis
Michael Edrington
Scott Henry
JoAnn Huff-Albers
Con Keyes
Karl Kuntz
John Long
Louise Morse
Clyde Mueller
Larry Nighswander
Robert Sprouls
Western Kentucky University

 

1991

Richard C. Clarkson
The Detroit News
Gannett Co., Inc.
James Gordon
Steve Haines
Christopher Harris
William Kuykendall
David R. Lutman
Angus McDougall
Dr. Michael Sherer
Bob Steele

 

1990

John W. Alhauser
Robert Brush
The Hartford Courant
Colburn Hvidston III
Paul Lester
William Luster
Michael Morse
Pat and Peggy O'Donnell
Conrad Rose
John Young

1989

Mary McCormick Busse
Colburn Hvidston
Joyce Marshall
Richard L. Oliver
Clifford Schiappa
Steve Sweitzer
Judith L. Tell

 

1988

Barbara Cornell
John Daughtry
James Dooley
Grant Haller
William Hodge
Ken Jones
Clifford Schiappa
Gary Settle
Harvey A. Weber

 

1987

John Daughtry
Barry Gray
William Luster
Robert E. Strongman
Mike Waller
Ken Wightman

 

1986

Bill Bates
Beverly Bethune
Mary Lou Foy
June Glenn Jr.
Fred and Harriet Matthes
Dr. Michael Sherer

 

1985

Claude Cookman
Charles R. Freestone
David Hamer
Callie Shell
George Sweers
Bill Thorup

 

1984

William S. Flippen
Mary Lou Foy
Carol Gardner
Adeline K. Morley
William Sanders

 

1983

Jack Corn
William Marcil
Conrad Rose
Maggie Schneider
Gerry Vuchetich
John Young

 

1982

Robert and Flo Brush
Charles and Nell Cooper
Edward and Karen Dooks
James Dooley
James Gordon
Fred and Harriet Matthes

 

1981

Mark Hertzberg
Bill Kesler
John Young

 

1980

Jack Anderson
Kenneth Cooke
John Faber
Walter Heun
Dick Koles
Joe Watson

1979

Lew Bush
Karen Dooks
Max Gutierrez
C.Thomas Hardin
Gary Shivers
Marvin Sussman

 

1978

Jack Belich
Kenneth Cooke
Jerry Gay
James Gordon
William Kuykendall
John Rhodes
Barry Sweet

 

1977

Flo Brush
Edward E. Dooks
Jim Dooley
Charles R. Freestone
Lucille Garrett
Skeeter Hagler
Hugh Roger-Smith
Leonard Silverman

 

1976

Wilbur E. Garrett
Cornelius Keyes
Angus McDougall
John Morris
Marjorie Morris
Leonard Silverman
Al Stevenson
Tommy Thompson

 

1975

Wilbur E. Garrett
Sheila Keyes
John Morris
Marjorie Morris
George A. Shivers

 

1974

J. Bruce Baumann
John Colville
Hal Lesser
Frances Spina
Al Stephenson

 

1973

Michael Andersen
Larry Brooks
Barry Edmonds
Bill Gallagher
June Glenn Jr.
Bob Lute
Dave Repp
William Small
Lenora Williamson

 

1972

Bob Brandon
Ray Covey
Dan Hardy
Rick Hartley
Othell Owensby

 

1971

Morris Berman
Nell Cooper
Michael Evans
Robin Garland
Gilbert Grosvenor
Robert Guerrier
Joe Kennedy
Dan Poush
Bill Snead

 

1970

Lt. Col. Donald Blake
David Brady
Richard C. Clarkson
Arlo Grafton
Don Heilemann
Robert Homberg
Robert Kadel
Wayne Kelly
Cliff McNair
Lt. Col. Jack Olsen
Sam C. Pierson Jr.
Conrad Rose
Robert Scott
Norwood Simmons
Bob Williams
Joe Young

1969

Chris Button
Patrick Callahan
Vi Edom
C. Thomas Hardin
Anthony Lopez
Charles Luster
Rodman Moyer
Charles Rowe
Gary Shivers
Grace Strongman

 

1968

Maj. Donald Blake
Richard C. Clarkson
Lt. Col. Daniel Hill
Jack Kenward
Nick Longworth
John Nuzzela
James Rutledge

 

1967

Erby Aucoin
Morris Berman
Charles H. Cooper
Ernie Crisp
John Faber
Charles R. Freestone
David Hamer
Alan D. Harkrader
Robert G. Harper
Charles T. Higgens
J. Winton Lemen
Robert J. Quinlan
James E. Robbins
Paul R. Schell
Bill Snead
Richard Yoakam

 

1966

Gen. Paul D. Adams
Jack Bradley
Ray Jones
David Nance
George Spray
Robert E. Strongman
Marvin Sussman
Jack Vann
Leigh Wilson

 

1965

Richard Dew
James R. Ellis
Kenneth Knudson
Lothar Konietzko
Eugene Patterson
Charles Ray
Reed Razmussen
T.J. Strasser
William Strode

 

1964

Ernestine Bennett
Charles Cooper
Max Heine
J.M. Heslop
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Gertrude Kington
Sam C. Pierson Jr.
Robert J. Quinlan
Steve Richards
Jack Q. Robertson
John Savage
Sue Swenson
Roger Turner
Bill Wilson

 

1963

Curt Armstrong
Helen S. Ericksen
O. Otto Moore
Ken Murray
Gary Settle
Jim Spracklen
Paul Threlfall

 

1962

Robert Brown
Joseph Costa
Don Fager
Sol Goldberg
Art Hager
Russ Hamilton
Ervin Hess
Walter Jackson
Larry Kane
Ellery Kington
Knights of AkSarBen
Joe Leidig
Dr. Charles Mayo
Eldred Reany
Gene Swierkosz
Bob Tamaska
Nelson Tiffany
Victor Tutte

 

1961

Robert Ames
Jack Cannon
Nell Cooper
Vi Edom
John Faber
James Gelades
Herb Johnson
Ellery Kington
Betty Linck
James McGarrity
Ed Niciejewski
Cal Olson
Eli Silverberg
Jack Swanburg
Les Swenson
Paul Threlfall
John Urwiller
Arthur Witman

 

1960

Ralph Armstrong
W. Kirk Braun
June Glenn Jr.
Alan Harkrader
Ann Higgins
Don Hunter
Walter Jackson
Ben Lawrence
Eddy Sykes
Maxwell Wolf

1959

French Anderson
Brooks Crummett
Robert East
Owen Johnson
Ed Kolenovsky
James L. Ligon
Maj. William Lookadoo
Paul Slantis
Dorothy Swenson
William H. Tobey

 

1958

Wayne Bell
Bob Boyd
Tony Garnet
Ed Maker
Ed Morgan
Regina O'Marra
Don Swenson
Earl Vogt

 

1957

Phillips Butler
Norman Emmons
Robert W. Lilyestrom
Francis J. Sullivan
Lois Witman