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Harold Scharper Achievement Award Recipients

Previous Harold Scharper Achievement Award Recipients (since 2007)

See the DRES Harold Scharper Award Recipients from 1950-2006 here.

 

2007

The Harold Scarper Awards become part of the Distinguished Alumni Awards program in the College of Applied Health Sciences.

Harold Scharper Achievement Award

Gerald W. Kortness, B.A. ‘65
President, G. W. Kortness and Associates, Inc., Spooner, WI

 

Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award

Clifford D. Crase, Jr. (deceased)
Editor/Publisher Paraplegia News; Senior Editor Sports ‘N Spokes, Phoenix, AZ

2008

Harold Scharper Achievement Award

Steven M. Herbst, B.S. ‘88
Business Analyst Manager, Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, IL

 

Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award

Richard W. Kommers, A.B. ‘69, J.D. ‘73
Retired Advisor to the Counsel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, MD

2009

Harold Scharper Achievement Award

Dr. James A. Kutsch, Jr., Ph.D. ‘76
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Seeing Eye, Inc., Morristown, NJ

 

Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award

Martin I. Morse, B.S. ‘84, M.S. ‘87
Olympic and Paralympic Coach, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

2010

Harold Scharper Achievement Award

Carl Suter, A.B. ‘77
Chief Executive Officer, Retired, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bethesda, MD

 

Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award

Thomas R. Brown, B.M.E. ‘71, M.S. ‘72
Director, National Veterans Wheelchair Games, San Antonio, TX

2011

Harold Scharper Achievement Award

Yusef A. Dale, B.S. ‘93, J.D. ‘96
Federal Prosecutor, US Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL

 

Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award

James W. Gallo, B.S. ‘84
Managing Partner, Gallo Associates, LLC, Schaumburg, IL

2012

The Harold Scharper Achievement Award and Harold Scharper Humanitarian Award merged into one award.

Tiana Tozer, M.A. '93
Professional Speaker and Humanitarian Aid Worker, Portland, OR

2013

Parviz Parhami, B.S. '74; M.S. '76; Ph.D. '79
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Applications and Research Associates, Cypress, CA

2014

Mark Goldhaber, J.D. '77
Founder and Principal, Goldhaber Policy Services, LLC, Raleigh, NC

2015

Kareem Dale, B.S. '95, M.B.A. '99, J.D. '99
Director and Senior Counsel, Discover Financial Services, Deerfield, IL

2016

Brad Hedrick, Ph.D. '84
Director Emeritus, Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

2017

Jean Driscoll, B.A. '91, M.S. '93
Senior Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Champaign, IL

2018

Kevin A. Fritz, B.S. '10
Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, Illinois

2019

Dr. Patricia Barett Malik, M.S. '82; Ph.D. '88, Director (retired), Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, Champaign, Illinois

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