Posted: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013
Past Janet Clemmons Award recipients
2012: Stephen Bernat
2011: Christine Birhanzl
2010: Bill Fugate
2009: Bill Teets
2008: Joel Fink
2007: Jeanene Cotton
2006: Roy and Pat Ickes
2005: Thomas Fritsch
2004: Carla and Bobby Rice
2003: Roscoe Riddell
2002: Linda Kimble
2001: Bobbie Chapman
2000: Robert “Sonny” Hill
1999: Iris Abbott
1998: Nancy Caudill
1997: Janet Clemmons
Other 2013 SELF Award winners
• Butler Tech was chosen for the “Outstanding Partner of the Year” for its support of SELF throughout the year, from sponsoring families for the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program and gift wrapping help to baking thousands of cookies for Group Workcamps to teaching SELF clients additional skills and certifications that they need to find new or better paying jobs.
• Vora Tech, Ascendum and AIMS were recognized as the “Agency Angel,” an award that is decided on by the SELF staff to honor an individual or business who makes a strong impact on its clientele. The Vora Tech Group helped re-launch SELF’s JOBS NOW! employment program and workshop classes are taught by business professionals from Ascendum & AIMS and held at Vora Tech Park in Hamilton.
• Linda Centers of Trenton, Client of the Year Award, a JOBS NOW! graduate, found a full-time job after being laid off from a full-time and part-time job in 2009.
• Nick Kindberg of West Chester Twp., Client of the Year Award, a JOBS NOW! and Getting Ahead graduate, found a better paying full-time job. He has also worked to get insurance for his young son, got his driver’s license back and is saving for an apartment of his own.
• Pamela Middlebrook of Hamilton, Client of the Year Award, a Microenterprise and Microloan graduate started Such as This & That gift baskets with a $3,500 microloan from the program and her business is booming and expanding into gift bags for conventions and retreats.
• Tracey Reavis of Hamilton, Client of the Year Award, has been enrolled in 4 of SELF’s 5 self-sufficiency programs. She is working full-time and saving to purchase a home through the IDA program, which matches her savings 2:1.
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