February 2, 2016

Awards

At our annual conference, USOPHE presents several awards to recognize the efforts of health educators in the state. Nominations for these awards can be submitted at any time through the Chair of Nominations Committee.

Catherine Summerhays Distinguished Service Award

During the late 1970′s and into the early 1980′s Catherine Summerhays was the director of the Bureau of Health Promotion/Risk Reduction for the Utah Department of Health. Catherine was instrumental in continuing successes of many Bureau programs while sharing a strong interest in employee wellness. Under her direction and vision, the Healthy Utah program was developed and implemented. Utah became one of the first states to implement a Behavioral Risk Factor Survey under her direction as well.

This award is given to a person or program which has been shown to promote the advancement of quality health education. This award may be give to any person or program regardless of their professional affiliation.

Previous Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2013 – 2014 Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Utah
2012 – 2013 Julie Gast
2011 – 2012 Carl Hanson
2010 – 2011 Department of Health Sciences, Brigham Young University
2009 – 2010 Department of Community and Public Health, Utah Valley University
2008 – 2009 Eric Edwards
2007 – 2008 Stephanie Fugal
2006 – 2007 Les Chatelain
2005 – 2006 Lynne Nilson
2004 – 2005 Kristy Rigby
2003 – 2004 Kevin Condra
2002 – 2003 Brad Neiger
2001 – 2002 Terri Sory
2000 – 2001 Dan Kinnersly
1999 – 2000 Heather Borski
1998 – 1999 Ivy Melton Sales
1997 – 1998 Kim Hall
1996 – 1997 Todd Barson
1995 – 1996 Mimi Morgan
1994 – 1995 Kevin Thompson

Rookie of the Year Award

This award is given to a new Health Education Professional in recognition of their contribution to health education. A “new” Health Education Professional is defined as an individual who has been in the health education 1-2 years. Preference will be given to USOPHE members.

Previous Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2013 – 2014 Jane Ostler
2012 – 2013 Melissa Miller
2011 – 2012 Andrea Jensen
2010 – 2011 Sarah Dahl
2009 – 2010 Rebecca Holgreen
2008 – 2009 Tatiana Burton
2007 – 2008 Dulce Diez
2006 – 2007 Andrea Deming
2005 – 2006 Amy Gooch
2004 – 2005 Libbey Mathews
2003 – 2004 Graciela Bartholomew
2002 – 2003 Lindsay Garr
2001 – 2002 Bre deBry
2000 – 2001 Jenna McAllister
1999 – 2000 Margaret Jensen
1998 – 1999 Keri Gibson
1997 – 1998 Corinna Jessen
1996 – 1997 Jeni Libin
1995 – 1996 Holly Budge

Shelly Fuller Health Education Scholarship Fund

Shelley Fuller, former HEAU board member, died on March 10, 1996 due to complications related to cancer. During her board tenure, Shelley was instrumental in changes that influenced the vision and vitality of HEAU. She single-handedly built the health education division at FHP, a managed care organization. This required her to work tirelessly with clinicians to help them understand the value of prevention in general and the health education profession specifically. Shelley had the tenacity to translate her ideas to fruition. She was passionate about health education and ensured that all health educators at FHP were CHES certified. She believed that to be a good health educator, one must actively participate in improving the profession. Shelley had a zest for life and enjoyed the association of a host of friends. We remember her for her leadership, her spirit, her ready smile, her sense of humor, her vibrant laugh, her compassion in reaching out to others, and her courage and integrity to initiate and finish so many meaningful personal and professional endeavors. In her memory, the Shelley Fuller Health Education Scholarship Fund was created by HEAU in 1996.

A scholarship up to the amount of $500.00 may be awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student(s) enrolled on a full-time basis and accepted into a health education program of study at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, or Utah Valley University. Criteria for this scholarship includes:

  1. GPA of 3.0 or above
  2. Leadership capabilities
  3. Community involvement
  4. Active in student organizations
  5. Current USOPHE member

Previous Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2013 – 2014 Chalyce Carlsen
2012 – 2013 Jessica Strong
2011 – 2012 Mindy Steadman
2010 – 2011 Jakki Hansen
2009 – 2010 Andrea Jensen
Marie Elegante
2008 – 2009 Lisa Christianson
Rebecca Holgreen
2007 – 2008 Melinda Barber
Donna Myers
2006 – 2007 Shelsie Shaw
2005 – 2006 Alison Myers
2004 – 2005 Kaylynn Shakespear
2003 – 2004 Andrea Turley
2002 – 2003 Lorilla Bushman
2001 – 2002 Kristen Prusse
2000 – 2001 Brook Stevens
Amy Sands
Jodie Noyce
1999 – 2000 Krisite Larson
1998 – 1999 Stephanie Fugal
1997 – 1998 Natalie Taylor
Keri Gibson
Kami Greenhagen
1996 – 1997 Sarah Murray
1995 – 1996 Jill Olsen