Charlyn Allen Award

The Charlyn Allen Award

Charlyn Allen worked in the field of rehabilitation teaching for the state of Missouri for approximately 35 years.  The last 10 years she was supervisor for the Missouri Bureau for the Blind.  Mrs. Allen was president of MACRT, then MCHT, in the late 1950s, and then assumed a leadership role in all of MACRT’s conferences as well as other groups relative to rehabilitation teaching of persons with visual impairment.

MACRT named this award in honor of Charlyn Allen, a remarkable woman who happened to be blind, who exemplified dedication and service to the rehabilitation of persons who are blind.  This award is presented annually at our Training Conference awards luncheon.

Criteria:

  • A nominee shall be an ACVREP-certified vision rehabilitation therapist.
  • A nominee should demonstrate outstanding professionalism and service to the field.
  • A nominee shall be a member of AVRT.

Nominations for the Charlyn Allen Award should be sent to Elaine Boykin

 

Past Charlyn Allen Award Recipients

 

1984 – Alvin Roberts

1985 – Virginia Offutt

1986 – Norman Dalke

1987 – Wayne Zoutendam

1988 – Don McBride

1989 – Paul Miller

1990 – Judy Pool Hansen

1991 – Judy Matsuoka

       & Pat Smith

1992 – Alice Raftary

1993 – Garry Bowman

1994 – Louise Reynolds

1995 – Lenore Dillon

1996 – Nancy Paskin

1997 – Geraldine Lawhorn

1998 – Lynn Wiggins

1999 – Don Golembiewski

2000 – Louise Yates

2001 – Marcia Gevers

2002 – No award presented

2003 – Judith K. Smith

2004 – Jennifer Ottowitz

2005 – Susan Dalton

2006 – Elaine Kitchel

2007 – Nancy Parkin-Bashizi

2008 – Cardelia Cunningham

2009 – Suzanne Martin

2010 – Dr. Lynda Jones

2011 – Elaine Boykin

2012 – Jane Thompson

2013 – Charlie Tipps

2014 – B.J. LeJeune

2015 – Dr. Linda Fugate

2016 – Julie Brantley

2017 – Lachelle Smith