ASPIRE - Promoting Education and Opportunity

Past Art Quinn winners

Recipients of the Art Quinn Memorial Award are nominated and selected by the Executive Board. Nominees are long-term ASPIRE members who have excelled in providing services and support to ASPIRE and on behalf of TRIO programs and recipients at the institutional, state, regional, or national level. Art Quinn Memorial Award recipients are professionals who have shown a long term dedication to assisting TRIO-eligible students in a manner that extends well beyond general expectations and project guidelines.

Art Quinn award winners

YearFirst NameLast NameProgramInstitution
1987AbelinaMegillSSSUtah State University
1988PhilRognlieSSS/UB/VUBNorth Dakota State
1989KathrynFelkerSSS/UBUniversity of Utah
1990PaulThayerUB/TSColorado State University
1991BonnieHelmTRIOUniversity of Wyoming
1992KellyEspinozaSSSMetropolitan State College
1993JuanPinedaTRIO ProgramsUniversity of Southern
1994CarolGrittsUpward BoundBlack Hills State University
1995ElaineMetcalfeTSUniversity of North Dakota
1996RayCarlisleSSSUniversity of Montana
1997NeilReuterTRIOUniversity of North Dakota
1998BarryBallardTRIOUniversity of Wyoming
1999MaryLukinSSSMontana State University
2000BillieJamesSSSUniversity of South Dakota
2001ChuckSwickTRIO ProgramsUniversity of South Dakota
2002JimKopeckyVUBWeber State University
2003DavidTrujilloUpward BoundWeber State University
2004AndreaReeveCOEColorado State University
2005JoanJordeSSSUniversity of North Dakota
2006BarbBurkartSSSSalt Lake Community College
2007FujiAdachiTRIO/GEAR UPUniversity of Wyoming
2008CharlieLueckeUBUniversity of South Dakota
2009CherylKingsburySSSUniversity of North Dakota
2010LynneBrowneSSSSouthern Utah University
2011OscarFelixTRIOColorado State University
2012AmyVerlanicTRIOMontana Tech
2013JohnShaferSSSSouthern Utah University
2014DanBengeTRIO MSU Billings
2015MichaelWadeTRIOUniversity of Wyoming.
2016SusanHuppSSSBlack Hills State University
2017ZackieSalmon,McNair,University of Wyoming
2018MariaDe Lourdes ZavalaTRIO ProgramsColorado State University
2019PatriceGieseMcNair ProgramUniversity of North Dakota
2020DarleneSamson,SSSUniversity of Montana
2021Marion Blue ArmTalent SearchUniversity of South Dakota
2022LeanneMaxwellUpward BoundSouth Utah University
2023DawnEckhardtTalent SearchUniversity of North Dakota