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NCCDA values the work our members do each day to facilitate career development for students and professionals across North Carolina. Each year we recognize the outstanding work of members at our annual conference. Descriptions of these awards are below and we encourage all members to consider nominating their colleagues.

The Roy N. Anderson Award

This award recognizes an individual in North Carolina who has made an outstanding contribution to career development, both in the state and at the regional or national levels for at least 10 years. This award, affectionately known as “The Roy,” is named for the founding professor of the North Carolina State University Counselor Education Program.

2022 Roy N. Anderson Award Winner

amy policastro schroeder
NC Dept of public instruction

The Outstanding Professional Award

The Outstanding Professional Award recognizes an individual with 5+ years in the profession who consistently and significantly contributes to the career development profession through dedicated service to their clients or students, mentorship and support for fellow career professionals, and a personal commitment to staying current with new research and best practices in the field.

2022 Outstanding Professional Award Winner

Brian calhoun
wake forest university

The New Professional Award

The New Professional Award recognizes an individual in North Carolina who has made a significant contribution to career development and has been in the profession for five years or less.

2022 New Professional Award Winner

andrea wogoman
Meredith College

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

 Nadia Chamberlin -

 Karen Ingram -

 Duke Wallin -

Co-Chairs, Professional Recognition Awards Committee

North Carolina Career Development Association

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