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Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award

Deadline for nominations: May 1

Annually, the Society salutes individual members who have made significant contributions to their SPJ chapters.

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2018 Honorees
Navid Nonahal, Greater Los Angeles Pro
Jennifer Ellis, Arkansas Pro

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Prior Winners
2017 Miriam Ascarelli, New Jersey Pro
Hagit Limor, Greater Cincinnati Pro

2016 Jason Parsley, SPJ Florida
Robyn Davis Sekula, Louisville Pro

2015 Julie Asher, Washington, D.C. Pro
Tom McKee, Cincinnati Pro

2014 Mark Pitsch, Madison Pro
Alex Tarquinio, New York Deadline Club

2013 Patti Cross, Bluegrass Pro
Andy Schotz, Washington D.C. Pro

2012 Bill Bleyer, Press Club of Long Island
David Sheets, St. Louis Pro

2011 Linda Petersen, Utah Pro
Rebecca Baker, Deadline Club

2010 John Dycus, Fort Worth Pro
David Nicklaus, St. Louis Pro

2009 No Award Given
2008 Jean Ash, East Tennessee Pro Chapter
Dr. Richard Hendrickson, Cleveland Pro Chapter

2007 Claudia Peschiutta
2006 Emil Dansker, Ph.D., Cincinnati Pro Chapter
2005 Molly McDonough, Chicago Headline Club
2005 Elizabeth Kelly-Klay, Southwest Missouri Pro Chapter
2004 Roberta Wax, Greater Los Angeles Pro Chapter
2003 Stephenie Overman, New Jersey Pro
2003 Allen Fetters, Mid-Florida Pro
2002 Dorothy Estes, Fort Worth Pro
2001 Travis Poling, San Antonio Pro
2001 Lauren Bartlett, Los Angeles Pro
1998 Bruce Cadwallader, Central Ohio Pro Chapter
1998 Dan Bolton, Los Angeles Pro Chapter
1998 Rick Kupchella, Minnesota Pro Chapter
1998 Sally Lehrman, Northern California Pro Chapter
1998 David Sedore, South Florida Pro Chapter

The Award honors Howard Dubin who has shown outstanding membership with his service to the Society. While he contributes great sums of time, energy and money to the national Society, Mr. Dubin continues grassroots service at the chapter level.

Only two awards (one from chapters of 75 or more members and one from chapters with fewer than 75 members) may be given annually.


Nominees must be a member of SPJ.


Nomination form should be accompanied by a letter(s) of recommendation that addresses the nominee’s contributions to their SPJ chapter and/or region and why the nominee is deserving of this national recognition. Self-nominations are permitted.


All entries should be submitted no later than May 1.

For More Information

Contact SPJ Headquarters at 317/927-8000 or e-mail: awards@spj.org

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