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

1981

Susan Eklund, Sinclair Community College

1982

Not Awarded

1983

Kathyrn Venema, Heidelberg College

1984

Joel Daniels, Findlay College

1985

Meg Benke, Ohio University

1986

Theresa Popp Braun, Medical College of Ohio

1987

Theresa Popp Braun, Medical College of Ohio

1988

Karen Carter, Ashland University

1989 Brian Breitholtz, The University of Akron
1990 Mary Hoying Brigham, Mt. Saint Joseph College
1991 Kathy Sandberg, Ashland University
1992 Kimberly Blewett, Kent State University
1993 Michelle Vandersyden, Ashland University
1994 Marty Manning, Youngstown State University
1995 Amy Arbino Orr, College of Mount Saint Joseph
1996 Jamele Adams, Ashland University
1997 N/A
1998 Ruth Crane, Otterbein College
1999 Rebecca Lynn Rio, Ashland University
2000 Danielle Carter, Otterbein College
2001 Meghan Houghton, Baldwin Wallace College
2002 Timeka Thomas Rashid, Otterbein College
2003 Jason Bowser, Columbus College of Art & Design
2004 Abigail "Abby" Ghering, Denison University
2005 Laura Wilmarth, Baldwin Wallace College
2006 Kari Taylor, Miami University
2007 Allison DeVelvis, Otterbein College
2008 Jeff Akers, Otterbein College
2009-2010 N/A
2011 Elizabeth Gordon, Miami University
2012 Ardy Gonyer, Ohio University
2013 Luke Ahrens, Case Western Reserve University
2014 Bowen Marshall, The Ohio State University
2015 Adan Hussain, The Ohio State University
2016 N/A
2017 Tiffany Seaman, Miami University
2018 Janée Kelly, Case Western Reserve University
2019 Taylor Sminchak, University of Akron
2020 Ashly Horton, The Ohio State University