Instituted during the 2000 OrACRAO Conference by President Bob Bontrager, the OrACRAO Distinguished Service Award honors individuals for their service to the enrollment services profession within the state, region or nation; who have served as mentors to other enrollment services’ professionals; and/or who have represented enrollment service related topics at state, regional or national levels. Congratulations to all the award winners!
2013 Service Award nomination form:
OrACRAO Awards nomination form 2013
- 2007 Distinguished Service Award
- Bob Bontrager (Oregon State University). Bob has worked in higher education for 24 years at three institutions in the Enrollment Services, Admissions and Registrars areas. He has served the national, regional and state associations in a variety of leadership positions. While he has contributed a number of articles in professional journals and was a frequent presenter at annual meetings, he is best known for developing the “dual enrollment” and “partnership programs” in Oregon. He will continue to serve our profession as Director of AACRAO Consulting.
- 2006 Distinguished Service Award
- Barbara Balz (Oregon State University). Barbara has worked in higher education for 34 years in four different states. During that time, she has been involved with state, regional, and national associations, and supported her staff in doing the same. She has mentored fellow registrars throughout Oregon and “she has truly given back to the profession while encouraging others to involve themselves as well.”
- 2005 Distinguished Service Award
- Glenda Tepper (Clackamas Community College). Glenda was honored for devoting more than 25 years to providing quality services to the students of Oregon at three different colleges and universities.
- 2000 Distinguished Service Award
- Herb Chereck (University of Oregon) and Bob Tufts (Art Institute of Portland). Among the founding members of OrACRAO, Herb and Bob were the first distinguished service Award winners; they were honored for “their work, commitment and collegiality.”