Past CPAK Award Recipients

Each year, CPAK exceptional Student Affairs practitioners and students for their hard work, dedication to students, and their contribution to the field of Student Affairs in the previous year. This page contains a full list of past CPAK Award Recipients.


The Dr. Michael Cuyjet Outstanding Graduate Student Award

To be eligible for this award, nominees should be in graduate program in CSP, Higher Education Administration, or similar field. The award is given to the nominee(s) who has demonstrated dedication, service and commitment to the college personnel field while achieving their academic goals.

2022 Recipient

  • Kaitlyn Nally

2020 Recipient

  • Jazlyn Eddings

2018 Recipient

  • Elaine Surdyke

2016 Recipient

  • Tiera Mason

2015 Recipient

  • Hannah Steen

2022 Recipient

  • Malesha Griffin (JCTC)

2022 Recipient

  • Colin Blouin (NKU)

2019 Recipient

  • Bryan Hamann

2018 Recipient

  • Alli Lake

2016 Recipient

  • Olivia Feldkamp

2015 Recipient

  • Candace Lamb

The Outstanding New Professional Award

To be eligible for this award, nominees should be in the first three years of their professional career and have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. The award is given to the nominee(s) who demonstrates professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession.


The Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service Award

To be eligible for this award, nominees should have five or more years of professional experience and have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. The award is given to the nominee(s) who demonstrates professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession.

2022 Recipients

  • Jen Plymate Zoller (UofL)
  • Leondra Gully (UofL)
  • Dale Ramsey (UofL)

2020 Recipient

  • Dr. Hannah Piechowski

2019 Recipient

  • Ashley Hill

2018 Recipient

  • Pam Curtis

2016 Recipient

  • Dr. Angela B. Taylor

2015 Recipient

  • Randy Hays


2022 Recipients

  • Andrea Bolden
  • Dr. Danielle Sims
  • Cory Clark

2020 Recipient

  • Taran McZee

2019 Recipient

  • Dr. Holly Sheilley

2018 Recipient

  • Natasha Ramsey

2016 Recipient

  • Dr. Glenn Gittings

2015 Recipient

  • Dr. Eugene Foster

 The Innovator Award

CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding college professionals in Kentucky that have demonstrated innovation through programming, practice, or research.  Innovation is the creative use of new or adapted ideas that disrupt the status quo and quickly improve and/or create new programs and services related to strategic priorities resulting in tangible benefit to the state, campus, or community.  Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged with CPAK’s Outstanding Innovator Award.