About Us : Awards
Nominations for 2015 Awards are now open!
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Deadline for nominations is January 2, 2015
David S. Frank Award
During the 1997 ABVE Fall Conference in Minneapolis, the ABVE Board of Directors established the David S. Frank Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is to be presented to an ABVE member or other, who actively has participated in the organization, freely devoting time, energies and expertise toward the development of ABVE or to the body of knowledge of the vocational expert in a forensic setting. Award recipients will be chosen on the basis of their character, expertise, and professionalism as exemplified by David S. Frank, as well as their efforts to foster a growing knowledge of ABVE as an ethical, credible, and professional body.
This honor will be awarded at the ABVE Annual Spring Conference. The recipient of this award will be chosen from a list of nominees submitted by the general membership.
The following people have received the David S. Frank Award:
1997 - Everett Dillman, Ph.D.
1998 - Ronald A. Peterson, Ph.D.
1999 - Harold V. Kulman, M.A.
2000 - Lindette Mayer, Ph.D.
2001 - Billy J. McCroskey, Ph.D.
2002 - G. Michael Graham, Ed.D.
2003 - Bart Hultine, Ed.D.
2004 - Cynthia Grimley, M.S.
2005 - Billy J. McCroskey, Ph.D. (awarded by Claude Peacock)
2006 - Larry Sinsabaugh, Ph.D.
2007 - John M. Williams, Ph.D.
2008 - G. Michael Graham, Ph.D.
2009 - Don Jennings, Ed.D.
2010 - Estelle Hutchinson
2011 - Carl Gann
2012 - John Berg M. Ed
- Jeffrey A. Truthan
Scott E. Streater Educational Award
The Scott E. Streater Educational Award was designed in 2006 to recognize members of ABVE who have made a significant contribution to the learning and educational base of the ABVE membership through one's participation in:
- Active research and publication of substantive issues and underpinnings for the forensic arena in which said membership participates and publishes such information via the organization's Journal, newsletter and website, and/or...
- Activities contributing to the educational base of the ABVE membership through the development and coordination of ABVE's annual conferences and/or continuing educational presentations and exchange of information and expertise which provide educational underpinnings for its membership.
The following people have received the Scott E. Streater Educational Award:
2005 - Eugene Van de Bittner, Ph.D.
2006 - Billy J. McCroskey, Ph.D.
2007 - G. Michael Graham, Ph.D.
2008 - Not awarded
2009 - Tim Field, Ph.D.
2010 - Philip Spergel, Ed.D
2011 - E. Davis Martin Jr.
2012 - Larry Sinsabaugh, Ph.D.
2013 - Ronald Smolarski M.A.
This special award is given to a member(s) or non-member(s) at the discretion of the currently appointed ABVE President for that person’s dedication and continued support of ABVE.
The following people have received a Presidential Citation:
Richard Baine - 2004, 2012
Jayne Barton - 2009, 2010
John Berg - 2011, 2012
H. Gray Broughton - 2009
Veronica J. Butler - 1998
BTF Enterprises, Inc. - 2007
Howard Caston - 2010, 2012
Robert B. Cottle - 2008
Cathy Crabbe - 1994
Kristy Farnsworth - 2008
Jenipher S. Gaffney - 2008
Alan Gale - 2007
Carl Gann - 2008
G. Michael Graham - 2000, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2012
Cynthia P. Grimley - 2001, 2002, 2007, 2012
Bruce Growick - 2004
Betty Lindsey Hale - 2007
Judith Harper - 2012
Joseph Havranek - 2008
Estelle R. Hutchinson - 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Bart Hultine - 1997, 2000, 2002
Donald Jennings - 2002, 2004
Harold V. Kulman - 2002
Hank Lageman - 2001
Peter Lento - 2008, 2009
Jan Lowe - 2012
Jeffrey W. Lucas - 2008
E. Davis Martin, Jr. - 2007, 2009
Bonnie Martindale - 2010
Lindette Mayer - 1999, 2001
Billy J. McCroskey - 1999, 2004, 2007
Stephanie Munoz - 2012
Claude Peacock - 2004
Ronald A. Peterson - 1996, 2004
Rosalyn Pierce - 2012
Larry L. Sinsabaugh - 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008
Terri Skill - 2001
Ronald Smolarski - 2010
Scott T. Stipe - 2008
Eugene E. Van de Bittner - 2008
Deborah J. Veatch - 2001
Cynthia J. Ward - 2001
Harry A. Whiting, Jr. - 2008
Scott Whitmer - 2012
Keith S. Wilkinson - 2008
Glenn Zimmermann - 2002