IALL Award Recipients
Distinguished Service Emeritus

​These retired or retiring IALL members have been recognized for their major lifelong learning accomplishments at the local, state, and/or national level. Receipt of this award indicates leadership ability, initiative, creativity, delegation, quality of service, positive public relations, community involvement, and development of others' educational potential.

2014     Tom Haskell

2013     Lois Keister

2012     Laura Schinnow

2011     Barb Hagstrand

2010     Chris Case

2010     Bill Burdick

2010     Bettie Bolar

2010     Barb Stephens

2009     Harry DeBourcy

2007     Judy Marnin

2006     Karmen Shriver

2004     Dale Amunson

2003     Beverly Bunker

2002     Sharon Bennett

2001     Mary Storm

2000     Miriam Temple

1999     Betty Wallace

1998     Don Wederquist

1997     Jerri Dean

1996     Roger Huggins

1996     Conrad Dejardin

1996     Roger Holcomb

1995     John Hess

1994     Dona Eckhardt

1993     Dr. Robert Rice

1992     Charles Baugous

1991     George Bennett

​These IALL members have been directly involved in lifelong learning positions such as administrator, coordinator, teacher, consultant, or trainer. They have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to IALL, exhibiting leadership ability, initiative, creativity, delegation, quality of service, positive public relations, community involvement, and development of others' educational potential. 

2019     Julie Bundy

2018     Steve Allison

2017     Curt Buhr

2016     Eric Neitzke

2014     Kim Oaks

2013     Peggy Thie

2012     Barb Eisenmenger

2011     Sandy Supianoski

2010     Laura Schinnow

2008     Barb Hagstrand

2007     Bill Burdick

2006     Judy Marnin

2005     Scott Schneider

2004     Connie Glandon

2003     Lois Kiester

2002     Jeff Mitchell

2001     Tom Haskell

2000     Joyce Downing

1999     Dale Amunson

1998     Laura Schinnow

1997     Joyce Brandt

1996     Barbara Stephens

1995     Milt Nolting

1994     Conrad Dejardin

1993     Aurelia Klink

1992     Dr. William Giddings

1991     Roger Holcomb

​This award is given to IALL members some time during their first two years of membership. These individuals have been directly involved in lifelong learning positions such as administrator, coordinator, teacher, consultant, or trainer. They have been recognized for exhibiting leadership ability, initiative, creativity, delegation, quality of service, positive public relations, community involvement, and development of others' educational potential. 

2019     Jamie Malek

2018     Rachael Koehler

2017     Kim Recker

2016     Andrea Knutson

2014     Tish Reck

2013     Lisa Walker

2012     Twyla Vogel

2000     Peggy Thie

1999     Jennifer Kammeyer

1995     Janet Slimak 

1994     Jody East

1993     Donna Norris

1992     Marilea Mullen

1991     Susie Marino

2010     Mike Meister

2008     Genny Arreola

2006     Maggie Curry

2005     Angela Cox-Weston

2003     Heather Willard

2002     Connie Glandon

2001     Cheryl Blazek

These adult learners from the state of Iowa have demonstrated achievement in at least one of the following areas: scholastic achievement and honors, support for lifelong learning, involvement in school activities, or overcoming difficult circumstances to enroll or stay in school.

2012     Griselda Hernandez

2011     Ronald Kohles

2011     Herbi Mohamoud

2011     Sara Tejeda

2010     Becky Wallace

2006     David Curry

2005     Donna Clough

2004     Rhonda Prellberg

1993     Mary Beth Woodhouse

1992     Deborah Berding

1991     Patricia Ann Quinnett

2003     Julia Hernandez

2002     Christina Dawson

2001     Elizabeth Smith

2000     Kelly Bohrman

1998     Carol Diewald

1996     Bette Nelson

1995     Margaret Wolf

1994     Brannick Family

Award recipients have been directly involved in lifelong learning as adult education instructors. They have shown leadership in the academic field by demonstrating classroom creativity, initiative, quality of service, community involvement, and development of students' educational potential.

2018     Marvin Smith

2017     Rhonda Guy

2016     Janet Wuebker

2013     Paul Jameson

2012     Brian Hellenga

2011     Barbara Oakland

2009     Mona Engebretson

2008     Sherilynn Hitch

2007     Don Wagner

1995     Carol Hartwig

1994     Bonnie Moeller

1993     Owana McLester-Greenfield

2006     Dick Shaw

2005     Wanda Cardin

2004     Opal Current

2003     Lee Regal

2002     Leila "June" Barnes, RN

2001     Richard V. Compagna

2000     Russ Talbot

1999     Gene Gering

1996     Claudia Brollier

Outstanding Adult Educator

Recipients of this award have been directly involved in lifelong learning in a supporting position such as an office assistant, administrative assistant, or coordinator assistant. They have contributed to IALL directly or in a supporting role assisting someone directly involved in IALL.

2017     Megan Newman

2013     Judy Losing

2012     Pat O'Banion

2011     Amy Hammack

2005     Rita Foley

2004     Cindy Huisman

2003     Dave Bergmann

2010     Nicole Nelson

2008     Ruth Husz

2007     Marie Blum

2006     Monica Schneider

Outstanding Support Personnel
Missouri Valley Achievement Awards

2011     Dale Amunson

2010     Deb Goodall

2009     Steve Allison

2007     Shari Zenor Kiple

2005     Kim Oaks

2004     Evan Bensley

2003     Group Recognition

1995     Dr. John Hartwig​

1994     Glenda Gallisath

1993     Sue Ann Freemyer

1992     Barb Stephens

1991     Don Wederquist

2002     Barb Eisenmenger

2000     Dale Amundson

1999     Tom Haskell

1998     Betty Wallace

1997     Karen Hokel-Day

1996     Jerri Dean

This award honors an outstanding credit or non-credit adult education program that is original or innovative in at least two of the following areas: audience delivery method or system; creative use of instructional materials or facilities; cooperation with other schools, organizations, or consortia; or original in topic, content, or program design. These programs impact the field of adult learning and continuing education programming.

2018     Brenda Helmuth, Hawkeye Community College

2017     Customer Service Professional Certificate, Erin

             Brokel, Kirkwood Community College

2016     DMACC

2012     Alliant Energy, IVCCD Utility Tech Program

2010     Boiler Training Program, WIT

2009     High Performance Management, WIT

2008     Leaders in Education, IHCC

2007     5 in 5: Filmmaking Workshop, WIT

2006     "The Hot Seat" for Physical Therapists, Clarke College

2005     Graduate Physical Therapy Program's Clinical                         Practicum, Clarke College

2004     Adult Education Summer Seminar

2003     Re-entry Into Nursing Program, SECC

2002     Volunteer Management Program

2001     National Education Center for Ag Safety (NECAS)

2000     Central Iowa Training Association, KCC

1999     The Learning Consortium

1998     Beyond Rubies, KCC

1997     Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute

1996     Driving Unimpaired, DMACC

1995     Grand Days of Summer, IWCC

1994     Nancy Varner

1993     Marti Friest

1992     Credit "Iowa Eye," Iowa Wesleyan College

The Citation of Merit is awarded to individuals, organizations, or agencies directly involved in providing lifelong learning in a non-collegiate setting. Award recipients have made major contributions to lifelong learning for employees and/or the community.

2013     C.W. Suter Services

2012     Pat O'Banion

2009     Ag Partners LLC, Albert Lea

2007     Sue Martin, Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation

2005     Linn-Mar Community Schools

2004     Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services

2003     Quad City Times - Plus 60 Club

2002     Fire Service Training Bureau

2001     Creston Young Women's Group

2000     Heatilator Inc.

1999     Iowa Public Television

1997     Dagoberto Zelaya

1996     Amana Refrigeration

1995     Maytag Corporation

1994     Rockwell International

1993     Joyce Franklin

1992     Aegon USA

1991     Lakes Area Manufacturers Training Consortium

Development Fund

2003     Kirkwood Writers' Conference, Heather Willard

2003     Kirkwood Confidence and Retention with Science

             Project, John Haack

2000     Workforce Development Mediation Training, Marti Friest

2000     Fitness for the Millennium, Mary L. Martin, WITCC

1999     Family Literacy Program, Mary Strom, NEICC

1997     Shari Zenor Kiple, Stamats Communications - attended

             the Public Relations Society of America National Conf.

1996     Examine the Effectiveness and Outcomes of Cultural 

             Diversity Programs Implemented in One Corporation and

             a Central Iowa University, Heidi Henson, Drake University

1995     Developing a Curriculum Integrating Basic Skills with 

             Life Skills through Interdisciplinary Activities, Miriam

             Hanke, NEICC

1993     Development of "Ethical Issues Facing Adult

             Educators in Iowa" Survey, Jill Rossiter, Simpson College

2004     Barb Stephens

1997     Conrad Dejardin

1990     Jane Sellen

1983     Glenn Holmes

1979     C.J. Johnson

Distinguished Service Award
Rookie of the Year
Outstanding Adult Learner
Creative Program Award
Citation of Merit
Missouri Valley Adult Education Association (MVAEA)
Founders Award - Iowa Recipients