ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
Each year, the advisors of Washington DECA nominate one of their peers who has gone above and beyond in supporting Washington DECA and preparing students for area, state, and international competition. The Advisor of the Year is selected based on their commitment to professionalism in managing their chapter, preparing members for competition, encouraging members to apply for scholarships, and for contributing to the greater good of Washington DECA by being involved in an advisor leadership role.
Advisor of the Year Nomination Form PDF | Word. Please download this form, and nominate a DECA advisor for this year’s Advisor of the Year Award. Only DECA advisors may nominate a fellow advisor for this award.
2016 Advisor of the Year:
Tim Crawley, marketing teacher and DECA advisor at Highline High School, is the 2016 Advisor of the Year. Tim has served in several DECA leadership roles throughout his career, including Area Leader, WAME Board member, Co-Op Conference Chair, and Area Treasurer. At the local level, Tim coached soccer for several years and held various leadership roles in the Highline School District. Tim is always a proponent of encouraging his students to be passionate about pursuing their career—this includes some of his former students who are now DECA Advisors themselves. Congratulations, Tim Crawley!
Previous Advisors of the Year:
2016 Tim Crawley, Highline High School
2015 Ray McCabe, Hazen High School
2014 BJ Sherman, Skyline High School
2013 Stephanie Schirm, Richland High School
2012 Paul Glenovich, Woodinville High School
2011 Dennis Rockwood, Inglemoor High School
2010 Sherry Busby, Camas High School
2009 Lori Jacobs, Auburn High School
2008 Heidi Wilson, Kamiakin High School
2007 Mike Dwyer, Eisenhower High School
2006 Dave Eby, Olympia High School
2005 Ron Cooper, Bothell High School
2004 Doug Aubert, Auburn Riverside High School
2003 Lynn Carey, Clarkston High School
2002 Karen Timken, Arlington High School; Laura Jones, Pasco High School; Jim Burton, Auburn High School; Yetta Rouse, Lindbergh High School; and Rick Davis, Kelso High School
HALL OF FAME
Each year, Washington DECA inducts an advisor, board member, or business supporter into the Hall of Fame. These inductees have made a lasting impact on the organization by giving years of service as well as volunteer and financial support. It is one of the highest honors to be part of this elite group of Washington DECA supporters.
Deadline. Nominations are due to Washington DECA on or before 5:00 p.m. March 24, 2017. Forms may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via FAX at 206.285.1192.
2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Kurt Imerman, Senior Vice-President of US Bank is the 2015, Washington DECA Hall of Fame Inductee. Kurt has served as a long-time member of the Board of Directors and is a member of the Finance Committee providing accounting, finance and investment experience for the organization. Kurt is a mentor for students and has judged multiple events at the Area and State level. Washington DECA appreciates the non-profit expertise, staff and financial support Kurt continues to provide. Congratulations Kurt Imerman, a well deserved award!
Previous Hall of Fame Inductees:
2016 Kurt Imerman
2015 Dr. Gary Cohn and Diane Heath
2014 Maggie Wall
2013 Ron Cooper
2012 Sherry Busby
2011 George Way
2010 Yette Rouse 2009 Jim Panckiewz
2008 Jim Burton
2007 Ed Price and Kim Villeneuve
2006 Kristin Crowe
2005 Don Bailey and Jim Greiger
2004 Pat Knowles; Judy West; Jerry Gribble; and Margaret Rosbach
2002 Patsy Ethridge-Neal
2000 Bill Crossman
1999 Ginger Anderson; Jerry Bender; Dennis Caplen; Bobbie Peterson; Fred Rexus; and Bill D. Syhlman
1998 Floyd Ashcroft; Jim Blue; Bob Leingang; Leroy McCartney; Jack Ray; and Dee Webster
1997 K. Otto Logan
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Students, please nominate someone from your chapter who has gone above and beyond to support your school, community, and DECA chapter. This is an individual who has personified the ideals of Washington DECA, and who has given their all to express those ideals. The Member of the Year will be recognized at the State Career Development Conference.
Member of the Year Nomination Form (coming soon). Please download this form and nominate your Member of the Year!
2016 Member of the Year:
Patricia Gonzalez from Global Connections is the 2015–2016 Member of the Year. She joined DECA as a freshman and has flourished within the organization. She started out competing in the Hotel and Lodging Management event and gradually began competing in other events such as the Learn and Earn Project. Patricia has placed 1st multiple times in the Hotel and Lodging Management event, and she placed 4th in the Learn and Earn Project. Patricia has served twice as a chapter officer and strives to continually prepare new students for competition. Patricia not only serves the members of her chapter but also her community. She has volunteered countless hours writing grant proposals to support her school's environmental efforts, participated in multiple Eco-Audits of local businesses, and partnered with her local YMCA to volunteer in women’s shelters and on projects that benefit disabled children.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Washington DECA would not be the organization we are today without our amazing volunteers. Annually, we have more than 800 volunteers who contribute their time at our conferences as speakers, presenters, hosts, judges, facilitators, and mentors. We also have volunteers who assist with behind-the-scenes work that is required to get the conferences ready, including manual organization, sorting and coordinating scores and papers, and other nitty gritty (sometimes overwhelming) details that make the events what they are.
Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form. Please use this form to submit your Volunteer of the Year nominee!
Deadline. Nominations are due to Washington DECA on or before 5:00 p.m. March 24, 2017.
2016 Volunteer of the Year:
Congratulations to Lucy Wasson, a DECA student member at King's High School, who brought increased awareness to Washington DECA through a consistent and meaningful social media presence, and Mary Daniels, Global Connections High School DECA mentor, who spent countless hours supporting Washington DECA student members to ensure success and to enhance their DECA Experience.
Previous Volunteers of the Year:
2016 Lucy Wasson and Mary Daniels
2015 Brad Hackworth