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 1950's, 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 impairments.

 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.

 Past Charlyn Allen Award Recipients:

1984 - Alvin Roberts                 1999 - Don Golembiewski       2015 - Linda Fugate

1985 - Virginia Offutt              2000 - Louise Yates                      2016 - Julie Brantley

1986 - Norman Dalke             2001 - Marcia Gevers

1987 - Wayne Zoutendam      2002 - No award presented

1988 - Don McBride               2003 - Judith K. Smith

1989 - Paul Miller                    2004 - Jennifer Ottowitz

1990 - Judy Pool Hansen     2005 - Susan Dalton

1991 - Judy Matsuoka &      2006 - Elaine Kitchel

               Pat Smith                        2007 - Nancy Parkin-Bashizi

1992 - Alice Raftary                2008 - Cardelia Cunningham

1993 - Garry Bowman            2009 - Suzanne Martin

1994 - Louise Reynolds           2010 - Lynda Jones

1995 - Lenore Dillon                  2011 - Elaine Boykin

1996 - Nancy Paskin                  2012 - Jane Thompson

1997 - Geraldine Lawhorn     2013 – Charley Tipps

1998 - Lynn Wiggins                 2014 – BJ LeJeune

Nominations for the Charlyn Allen award should be sent to Elaine Boykin