Adult Awards

Adult Award Applications

Being an effective adviser takes special skills and a tremendous commitment of time and energy. Exceptional advisers motivate their chapters to take advantage of opportunities beyond the local level, use a wide variety of resources available to them, and encourage student involvement. FCCLA Adviser Recognition Program seeks to reward outstanding local advisers. This recognition will attract attention from administrators and community members and call attention to the value of family and consumer sciences and related programs.

All Application Submissions emailed to three persons: Email all pages to the state facilitator with a cc to the current PA FCCLA Vice President of Recognition and the chapter adviser for that state officer.
· Nadine Standley, FCCLA Facilitator, nstandley@pa.gov
· 2020-2021 Vice President of Recognition is Alexis Staggert, astaggert@pafccla.org
· Alexis' Adviser is Mrs. Deb Waughen: dwaughen@pafccla.org

If you cannot email the application, you may mail it to the state facilitator:
· Nadine Standley, FCCLA Facilitator
PDE, BCTE, 11th Floor
333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126


State Awards For Chapter Advisers:

  1. New Adviser Award
    We are looking for a new adviser who builds up the chapter by participating in state initiatives. A new adviser is someone who has 1 to 3 years of experience. Submit your adviser to win this award by sending proof to the Vice President of Recognition, Alexis Staggert and her adviser, at astaggert@pafccla.org and dwaughen@pafccla.org. Deadline is February 1.

To earn this award, the chapter adviser must:
-Submit 3 members for the Power of One Award by January 15;
-And do 2 of the following:

    • Have 1 team or individual participate in a Star Event at SLC

    • Complete the Membership Campaign

    • Complete the State Outreach Project

    • Register your chapter for Regional Leadership Meeting

2. PA FCCLA Adviser of the Year recognition is awarded to one adviser in each region annually. Students or other school personnel may nominate their adviser for this award. Adviser of the Year Award Application Form and recommendations must be sent electronically as directed above or mailed to the state adviser by January 15th.

Congratulations to Pennsylvania's recent recipients Adviser of the Year:
2020 C - Patricia Schick from South Williamsport Jr Sr HS, E - Melissa Geisheimer from Wallenpaupack Area HS, W - Cynthia Sopher from Titusville MS
2019 C - Maureen Martz from Canton Jr/Sr HS, E - Justin Potteiger from Reading Mulhenberg CTC, W - Brooke Wissinger from Cambria Heights MS
2018 C - Deborah Waughen from Warrior Run HS, E - Kathie Murray from Reading Mulhenberg CTC, W - Raquel McFarland from Titusville HS
2017 C - Tanya Grenoble from Mifflinburg MS, E - Mary McTish from Wilson HS, W - Kimberly Preston from Bradford Area HS
2016 C - Mindy Miller from York Tech, E - Sue Himmelberger from Berks CTC West, W - Dan Wagner from Greene County CTC
2015 C - Donna Harris from Columbia Montour AVTS, E - Mark Luepnitz from Lehigh CTI, W - Renee Greene from Norwin HS
2014 C - James Schiavoni from Northumberland County CTC, E - Donald Young from Delaware Co. TS Marple, W - Aaron Yurek from AW Beattie CC

2. The Spirit of Advising Award recognizes chapter advisers who are constantly faithful, often quietly working behind the scenes to ensure the success of their students. They usually go above and beyond normal adviser practices. Advisers who have received this award within the last five years are not eligible. Nominations must be made by state adviser/state facilitator/ other FCCLA advisers and require three letters of recommendation. Recipient also receives national recognition. Spirit of Advising Award Application Form and recommendations must be sent electronically as directed above or mailed to the state adviser by January 15th.

Congratulations to Pennsylvania's recipients: Spirit of Advising Award
2020 Heather Ryan from York Tech
2019 Lori Beatty from East and West Forest Jr/Sr HS
2018 Donald Young from Delaware County TS Marple Campus
2017 Camille Stevenson from Beaver County CTC
2016 Renee Greene from Norwin HS
2015 James Schiavoni from Northumberland County CTC
2014 Patricia Byers from Mohawk HS
2013 Sasha Roble from Susquenita MS
2012 Mary Alyce Knauff from Forest Area School District
2011 Sally Matje from Columbia Montour AVTS
2010 Debra Yablinsky from Cambria Heights HS
2008 Marjorie Brewer from Knoch HS
2007 Lois Nunnermacker from Lehighton Area MS
2006 Elberta Clinton from Center for Arts & Technology Brandywine
2005 Lisa Trozze from Carrick HS
2004 LeeAnn Witter-Keefer from James Buchanan HS
2003 Patricia Turissini from Lakeland HS
2002 Mary Alyce Knauff from West Forest HS
2001 Jeanne Lamb from North East HS
2000 Susan Scharadin from Berks CTC
1999 Camille Stevenson from Beaver County CTC
1998 Nancy Campbell

State Awards for Helpful Adults:

1. The Chapter Service Award is intended for an adult who has shown outstanding service to the local chapter. Does the candidate show outstanding service or support to the local FCCLA chapter through its chapter programs and projects? Are you able to write a summary to explain the candidate's contribution to your local chapter?

Chapter Service Award Application Form and summary must be sent electronically as directed above or mailed to the state adviser by January 15th.

2. The Local Administrator Service Award is intended for a school administrator who has shown outstanding service to the local chapter. Does the candidate show outstanding service or support to the local FCCLA chapter through its chapter programs and projects? Are you able to write a summary to explain the candidate's contribution to your local chapter?

Local Administrator Service Award Application Form and summary must be sent electronically as directed above or mailed to the state adviser by January 15th.

3. The State Service Award is intended for an adult who has shown outstanding service on both the local and state levels. Does the candidate show outstanding service to the ­local and state FCCLA organization? Does the candidate assist in state level programs and projects? Are you able to write a summary to explain the candidate’s contribution to your chapter and your state organization? State Service Award Application Form and summaries must be sent electronically as directed above or mailed to the state adviser by January 15th.

4. Honorary Membership is intended for an adult who has shown outstanding service on the local, state, and national levels. Does the candidate show outstanding service to the local chapter and the state and national organizations? Does the candidate assist in the local, state and national level programs and projects? Are you able to write a summary to explain the candidate’s contribution to the FCCLA organization on the local, state and national levels? Honorary Membership Award Application Form and summary must be sent electronically as directed above or mailed to the state adviser by January 15th.

National Awards For Local Advisers:

The National Adviser Recognition Program recognizes advisers at two levels. Advisers qualifying for this recognition need to submit the Master Adviser Award or Adviser Mentor Award Application to the state facilitator as directed above by February 1st.

1. The Master Adviser Award recognizes advisers who have been successful in: advising an affiliated chapter for a minimum of three years, promoting the organization, operating an integrated chapter with a balanced program of work, facilitating youth-centered activities, and keeping abreast of new happenings within the organization.

Click here for Master Adviser Award Application

2. The Adviser Mentor Award recognizes advisers who have been successful in: achieving Master Adviser Recognition, devoting two years to new adviser assistance, assuming adult leadership roles in FCCLA, conducting adviser workshops, attending training workshops, and using national and state FCCLA resources.

Click here for Adviser Mentor Award Application