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Listing: Awards of Merit
Presented at KAC Conventions, 1974 to the Present

A= Achievement recognition; S= Service to KAC; SP= Special award for particular accomplishment

#
Year
Award
Details
1
1974
SP
Dr. Karl Menninger, D1: Author in Psychiatry
2
A
Marguerite Kingman, D2: Poet
3
1975
A
Glad Robinson Youse, D3; Poet & Hymn Writer
4
S
Tillie Karns Newman, D3; State President, District President, Fiction, Poetry, History 
5
SP
Stuart Aubrey; Journalism
6
SP
Rolla Clymer; Journalism
7
1976
A
Charles Rayburn, D7; Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
8
SP
Dr. Emory Lindquist, D5; Author and WSU President
9
1977
A
Nova Ashley, D5; Poetry, Fiction
10
S
Lola Harper Crum, D7; State Archivist, District President, Poet
11
SP
Kenneth S. Davis; Photojournalism
12
1978
A
Sally Ewing, D2; Juvenile Fiction, Poetry
13
S
Iva Ellis, D1; State Parliamentarian, Dist. Pres., Non-Fiction, Poetry
14
1979
S
Dr. L. Curtise Wood, D5; State Financial Secretary, Non-Fiction (economics)
15
S
Lloyd L. Miller, D3; State Treasurer, Poet
16
1980
S
Margorie Pettiner Howard, D3; District President, Features, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction 
17
A
William Koch, D4; Folklore, State President, District President
18
A/S
Ossie Tranbarger, D3; Haiku, Poetry, District President
19
1981
A
Esther Vogt, D4; Novelist, Short Fiction
20
S
Elizabeth Jones, D4; Poet
21
1982
A
Guanetta Gordon, D2; Poet
22
S
Gertrude Shanafelt, D2; District President, Non-Fiction
23
1983
A
Kathryn Croan Cooper, D2; Poet
24
A
John Stephenson, D6; Poet
25
S
Lily D. Angle, D5; State President, District President, Poet
26
1984
A
Margaret Shauers, D7; Fiction
27
S
Vie Carroll Wild, D6; District President, Poet
28
SP
Zula Bennington Greene; Journalism
29
1985
A
Miriam Franklin, D1; Drama
30
S
Margaret Marshall, D1; Secretary of Honorary Advisory Board, Non-Fiction
31
1986
A
Monette Cummings, D2; Award Winning Novelist
32
S
Elizabeth House, D2; State Vice President, Poet
33
S
Betty Jane Simpson, D5; State Contest Chairman, Poet
34
1987
A
Ossie Tranbarger, D3; Poet
35
S
Ruth Lyon, D3; State President, District President, Non-Fiction, Established the Lyon Kansas History Award 
36
1988
A
Pat Barclay, D4; Memoirs
37
S
Barbara Booth, D4; Parl., Poet, Short Story Writer, District President
38
1990
A
Pat Anthony, D2; Poet, Fiction, Non-Fiction, State Publicity Chair
39
S
Isabel Doerr Campbell, D7; Poet, State President, A Life Member for More than 60 Years 
40
S
Fred Haney, D5; Poet, State Financial Secretary, Computerized the State Financial Records 
41
1991
A
Olive White Garvey, D5; Novels
42
A
Pauline Carl Prince, D2; Poet, Non-Fiction
43
S
Pat Anthony, D2; for Preparing the Officers Procedural Manual
44
S
Raymond Nelson, D5; Poet, State President, District President, Contest Manager
45
S
Margaret Nelson, D5; Non-Fiction, District President, Contest Manager
46
1992
S
Mary Lambert, D7; Grant Writer
47
SP
Gene DeGruson, D3; Author, Editor, Biographer, Researcher, Translator
48
A
Elizabeth House; Poet, District and State President
49
A
Sister Emanuela O’Malley; Poet, Non-Fiction Book, District and State President
50
1993
A
Raymond Nelson, D5; currently has 2 books of Poetry in the stores and another in progress
51
A
Gennetta Springer, D3; Winner of Lyon Kansas History Book Award, 1993
52
SP
Lina and Elsie Shippy, D4; Poetry and Prose, Award for Loyalty to the Club & to each other
53
S
Lily D. Angle, D5; Yearbook Editor, Poet.
54
1994
S
William Lambert, D7; Poet, District President, State President
55
S
Fern Wood, D3; Fiction and Non-Fiction, District President, State Vice President
56
SP
Lois Donahue, D1; Fiction and Poetry, District President, Workshop Leader
57
SP
Kathryn Cooper, D2; Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Published 22 Books
58
A
Edith Gustafson, D2; Winner of Kansas History Book Award, her first book at age 91
59
1995
S
Ralph Dagenais, D5; State Financial Secretary, District Corresponding Sec., Contest Chairperson
60
S
Anne Mart, D6; Poetry, Songs, Fiction, District President, Contest Manager
61
A
Mildred Sykes, D5; History, Nostalgia, Book Reviews, 
62
A
Esther Vogt, D4; Many books published for children and adults, religious fiction, non-fiction. Coffin Book Award 
63
SP
Virginia Reichart, D1; State and District President, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, National recognition for writing and producing large-scale historical pageants.
64
1996
S
Robert N. Lawson, D1; State President & Treasurer, long time District President, Poet, Playwright
65
A
Eugene Bovee, D2; Several Fields of Writing, Active and creative in D2 and State Contests
66
1997
A
Gail Martin, D5; State Archivist, History, Nostalgia
67
S
Laurel Schunk, D5; Novels, Short Stories, Non-Fiction Articles, District President, State Publicity 
68
1998
A
Anita Heistand, D3; District Pres., Widely published in US and United Kingdom, Non-Fiction
69
A
Sandra Detrixhe, D4; 6 Historical Novels, one has been translated into 3 foreign languages
70
S
Cynthia Ross, D5; Writers in the Schools, State Membership Chair, District President
71
SP
William Allen White Award, presented to Rose Nix Leo. 
72
1999
A
Frankie Roland, D3; District President, Fiction, Non-Fiction
73
S
Jean Jackson, D2; Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
74
SP
Mildred E. “Mickey” Kastler, D3; Rosemary Award, posthumous, for book, South of Boothill. 
75
2000
S
Margie Marang, D3; Poet, District President, Unofficial Kindness Chairman to District Members
76
A
Ursula Turner, D3; Poet, Coffeyville Journalist, District President.
77
S
Julia Dagenais, D5; Poet, Non-Fiction, History, State Pres., V.P., Secretary, Contest Chair.
78
A
Enola Feldman, D7; Poet, several Novels. Posthumous. 
79
2001
S
Marie Marshall, D2; History, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Song Lyrics, Both District and State Offices.
80
S
Ivan Pfalser, D3; History, Non-Fiction. Active in Local District.
81
A
Irma Wassall, D5; published poetry and in magazines and anthologies. Governors Award for Writing, 2001. 
82
S
Marge Harington, D6; History, Fiction, Journalism, Local District
83
2002
S
Ann Fowler, D4; Poetry, Fiction, State Pres 2000-2001, Dist. Pres.
84
S
Patricia Ferguson, D2; Poetry, State President, Sponsor of Ferguson History Book Award
85
S
Lorena Joyce Herrmann, D7; New Member Chair, Poetry, Fiction, N.F.
86
A
Naomi Patterson, D1: Poetry, Journalist
87
2003
A
Lily D. Angle, D5; Poet, N.F., State & Dist. President, Editor of KAC Yearbook 1982-2004. 
88
S
Roxie Olmstead, D5; State Financial Secretary, District Treasurer. Humor & Historical Research. 
89
S
Marvin Wambsganss, D6; State Treasurer, Poetry, Fiction & N.F.
90
2004
SP
Alice Flower, D4; Editor of KAC Centennial Book, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama.
91
SP
Fred Haney, D5; Yearbook Photographer for 22 years, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Song.
92
S
Carol Yoho, D1; Website Manager, Non-Fiction, Technical, Academic
93
S
Barbara Curry, D2; Contest Manager, Active Member, Fiction, N.F.
94
A
Edith Bradford Gustafson, D2; Still Writing at age 101, Non-Fiction
95
A
Grant Williams, D3; 3 Poetry Books, Children’s Poetry Books, Non-Fiction
96
S
Gail Martin, D5; Lifetime Service Award, Archivist for 9 years, Fiction, N.F., Journalism, History, Poetry
97
A
Robert Lawson, D1; Lifetime Achievement Award, General Editor of Woodley Press, retired Washburn University Prof., Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Song Lyrics, History
98
2005
A
Roxie Olmstead, D5; Published over 100 articles by age 80. Fiction, N.F., History, Poetry, Religion, Technical.
99
S
Ursula Turner, D3; District and State Leader, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction
100
SP
First District Members who hosted the 2004 Centennial Convention in Topeka.
101
2006
A
Richard Paul Tanos, D3; 12 Novels, Active Member
102
A
Helen Long, D4; Active Member Contest Manager, History, Drama
103
S
Christie Breault, D5; Youth Contest Manager & Writers in Schools Chair, Children, Fiction, N.F., Poetry
104
S
Karen Sells Brown, D1; State V.P. & Newsletter Editor, 2004 Centennial Convention, District Pres., Editor, Poet
105
SP
Mary-Lane Kamberg, D2; 7 books, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Youth Contest Manager & Writers in Schools Chair, KC Writers Group, Summer Young Writers Camp 
106
SP
Joann Williams, D2; District President, Fiction, Non-Fiction
107
2007
A
Dorothy Masters, D4; Several books. District Pres. 2006 convention. Sponsors writing contests.
108
A
Nancy Glenn, D5; Secretary, V.P. & D5 President. Poetry. Supports Kansas writers at Wichita bookstore.
109
A
Ann Everett, D5; 2006-07 State Offices incl. Fin. Sec., V.P., Pres., Yearbook Editor. Published Alzheimers book.  
110
S
Peg Nichols, D2; Active Member. Chaired district writing contest.
111
S
Judy Brewster, D2; Dist. News. Ed.
112
SP
Cynthia Ross, D5; Dedicated KAC member. State awards chair. 2007 convention planning. 
113
SP
Frankie Roland, D3; Dist. President & State Writers in Schools Chair graciously accepted State Prose Contest after the unexpected passsing of Julia Dagenais.  
114
2008
A
Ralph Allen, D5; 3 books, 40 short stories, 50 poems, and numerous articles published
115
A
LeNore Stumpf, D4; Columnist and author of 4 published books.
116
S
Tracy Million Simmons, D2; Yearbook Editor, created state board E-loop, state newsletter assistance 
117
S
William J. Karnowski, D4; Created & manages youth poetry contest, past D4 president
118
S
Tom Mach, D2; past state board secretary, district pres., presenter.
119
SP
Margie Marang, D3; 25 year member, poet and active member.  Regular Night Writers participant.
120
2009
S
Maryann Barry, D2; Active member. State Asst. Rec. Sec & Sec. Musician and Song Writer.
121
S
Evie Green, D1; Active Member.  District V.P. & Program Coordinator.  Past Youth Contest Man. & Advocate for Youth Service Programs. 
122
SP
Carol Yoho, D1; Electronic Face of KAC. Mapping Kansas Literature Website. Visible, outspoken and enthusiastic rep. of KAC 
123
2010
SP
Ann Everett, D5, Joann Williams,  D2, and Vicki Julian, D2, for their work getting KAC designated a charitable organization, 501(c)3, with the IRS.  
124
S
Don Pady, D1; Active Member.  State Archivist , initiated membership awards & recognition program.
125
S
Prem Bajaj, D5; Active Member.  State V.P., State Treasurer, State Financial Secretary. 
126
A
Dr. Glen W. Fisher, D5; co-author of five academic books, many articles & technical reports. 46 year career as college professor. Book-length memoir. Poet. 
127
2011
S
Diane Palka, D2; coordinated 2010 convention, District 2 Treasurer and active member.
128
S
Joann Williams, D2; served as state president from 2007-2010, former District 2 President, was a part of the organizing committee for the 2010 convention and continues to serve on the state board as a past president. 
129
S
Elizabeth Black, D2; service as District 2 president and for her role leading the 2010 convention.
130
2012
S
Cathy Callen, D2; service as State Treasurer.
131
S
Doris Schroeder, D6; loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the organization since 1997, past State Secretary, past co-chair of a State Convention, past State Vice President and past State President. She was instrumental in the Centennial Celebration of KAC.  
132
S
Susan Howell, D5; active on state board, District 5 president.
133
S
Susie Nighteingale, D2; active member, district secretary and president, served as head of the Nominating Committee, has increased attendance, instrumental in organizing an annual Writer's Retreat, State New Member Chair.
134
2013
S
Kristine Polansky, D4; manager for Youth Writing Contest she encourages children to participate and uses her contacts to reach out to young writers.  
135
A
Don Pady, D1; prolific writer with an extremely impressive academic career, with over 75 publications to his credit. Don is also our archivist.  
136
A
Max Yoho, D1; has won numerous writing awards for poetry and fiction, including J. Donald Coffin Awards in 2002 and 2007. He has published a total of six books to date. 

 


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