The Mark G. Noffsinger New Professional Award



The Mark G. Noffsinger New Professional Award is presented annually at the OCPA conference to an individual with three years or less of full-time experience in the profession. This individual serves as a role model to students and professionals, demonstrates creativity and innovation in the field with the potential for continued success.

The selection criteria for the Mark G. Noffsinger New Professional Award are as follows:

  • A maximum of three (3) years’ experience in the student affairs profession.
  • Serves as a role model to students and professionals.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in the field with potential for continued success.

past recipients

1982

Susan Eklund, Sinclair Community College

1983

Not Awarded

1984

Kathyrn Venema, Heidelberg College

1985

Joel Daniels, Findlay College

1986

Meg Benke, Ohio University

1987

Theresa Popp Braun, Medical College of Ohio

1988

Theresa Popp Braun, Medical College of Ohio

1989

Karen Carter, Ashland University

1990 Brian Breitholtz, The University of Akron
1991 Mary Hoying Brigham, Mt. Saint Joseph College
1992 Kathy Sandberg, Ashland University
1993 Kimberly Blewett, Kent State University
1994 Michelle Vandersyden, Ashland University
1995 Marty Manning, Youngstown State University
1996 Amy Arbino Orr, College of Mount Saint Joseph
1997 Jamele Adams, Ashland University
1998 N/A
1999 Ruth Crane, Otterbein College
2000 Rebecca Lynn Rio, Ashland University
2001 Danielle Carter, Otterbein College
2002 Meghan Houghton, Baldwin Wallace College
2003 Timeka Thomas Rashid, Otterbein College
2004 Jason Bowser, Columbus College of Art & Design
2005 Abigail "Abby" Ghering, Denison University
2006 Laura Wilmarth, Baldwin Wallace College
2007 Kari Taylor, Miami University
2008 Allison DeVelvis, Otterbein College
2009 Jeff Akers, Otterbein College
2010-2011 N/A
2012 Elizabeth Gordon, Miami University
2013 Ardy Gonyer, Ohio University
2014 Luke Ahrens, Case Western Reserve University
2015 Bowen Marshall, The Ohio State University
2016 Adan Hussain, The Ohio State University
2017 N/A
2018 Tiffany Seaman, Miami University
2019 Janée Kelly, Case Western Reserve University
2020 Taylor Sminchak, University of Akron
2021