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Outstanding Professional Contribution to Knowledge

The Outstanding Professional Contribution to Knowledge is presented to and individual that has demonstrated contribution to the advancement of college counseling theory and/or practice by means of a dissertation/thesis, publication, or scholarly presentation.

Past Award Recipients


  • Katy Troester-Trate


  • Joshua Watson
  • A. Woody Schwitzer
  • Harrison Davis, Jr.
  • Derrick Paladino
  • Derrick Paladino
  • Peggy Dupey
  • James Guinee
  • Deborah Davis
  • James Benshoff
  • Bob Gallagher
  • Brett Steenbarger

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