AVRT Logo in Braille

The Charlyn Allen Award

Charlyn Allen worked in the field of rehabilitation teaching for the state of Missouri for approximately 35 years.  The last 10 years she was supervisor for the Missouri Bureau for the Blind.  Mrs. Allen was president of MACRT, then MCHT, in the late 1950s, and then assumed a leadership role in all of MACRT’s conferences as well as other groups relative to rehabilitation teaching of persons with visual impairment.

MACRT named this award in honor of Charlyn Allen, a remarkable woman who happened to be blind, who exemplified dedication and service to the rehabilitation of persons who are blind.  This award is presented annually at our Training Conference awards luncheon.

Criteria:

Nominations for the Charlyn Allen Award should be sent to Pam Holloway by Oct. 25th.

Past Charlyn Allen Award Recipients

  • 1984 – Alvin Roberts
  • 1985 – Virginia Offutt
  • 1986 – Norman Dalke
  • 1987 – Wayne Zoutendam
  • 1988 – Don McBride
  • 1989 – Paul Miller
  • 1990 – Judy Pool Hansen
  • 1991 – Judy Matsuoka & Pat Smith
  • 1992 – Alice Raftary
  • 1993 – Garry Bowman
  • 1994 – Louise Reynolds
  • 1995 – Lenore Dillon
  • 1996 – Nancy Paskin
  • 1997 – Geraldine Lawhorn
  • 1998 – Lynn Wiggins
  • 1999 – Don Golembiewski
  • 2000 – Louise Yates
  • 2001 – Marcia Gevers
  • 2002 – No award presented
  • 2003 – Judith K. Smith
  • 2004 – Jennifer Ottowitz
  • 2005 – Susan Dalton
  • 2006 – Elaine Kitchel
  • 2007 – Nancy Parkin-Bashizi
  • 2008 – Cardelia Cunningham
  • 2009 – Suzanne Martin
  • 2010 – Dr. Lynda Jones
  • 2011 – Elaine Boykin
  • 2012 – Jane Thompson
  • 2013 – Charlie Tipps
  • 2014 – B.J. LeJeune
  • 2015 – Dr. Linda Fugate
  • 2016 – Julie Brantley
  • 2017 – Lachelle Smith
  • 2018 – Pam Holloway
  • 2019 – Kendra Farrow