Past Awards

ArPA Honors for Outstanding Contribution Awards

These awards were established to honor individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to others in their community or state. The contribution may be one of great importance or possibly multiple contributions over the years. We need to celebrate the incredible work that our colleagues do in their service to others. Membership in ArPA is not a prerequisite for selection nor is being a Psychologist. Award categories are subject to change at any time.

Submissions will be accepted no later than August 1 or each year, and Selected recipients will be notified by September 1 that they have been nominated for recognition. An award may not be presented for a specific category in any given year if the Honors Committee decides that there is not a suitable recipient nominated. All award winners will be revealed at a ceremony on Friday, during the ArPA Annual Fall Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 2009 Award for Outstanding Contribution Recipients

  1. Psychology Undergraduate Student- Greg Wilson
  2. Psychology Graduate Student- Kimberly Babson, MA
  3. Volunteer- Kirk Parry, Ph.D.
  4. Arkansas Psychology Board Member- Russ Dixon, Psy.D.
  5. Legislator- Representative Dawn Creekmore
  6. Early Career Psychologist- Lisa McGill Linson, Ph.D.
  7. Community Mental Health Provider- Tom Burks, LCSW
  8. Private Practice Psychologist- Margaret Robinson Rutherford, Ph.D.
  9. Academician- Jason Warnick, Ph.D.
  10. Researcher- Ana Bridges, Ph.D.
  11. Medical Center Psychologist- Grace Aikman, Ph.D.
  12. Distinguished Psychologist- Jan Church, Ph.D .
  13. ArPA Past President Award- Erin Williams, Ph.D., 2007
  14. ArPA Past President Award- Gary Souheaver, Ph.D., 2008

 2008 Award for Outstanding Contribution Recipients

  1. Community Mental Health Psychologist of the Year – Roland Irwin, Ph.D.
  2. Private Practice Psychologist of the Year- Ralph Hyman, Ed.D.
  3. Distinguished Psychologist of the Year- Robbie Thomas-Knight, Ph.D.
  4. Researcher of the Year – Kris Biondolillo, Ph.D.
  5. Academician of the Year – Robert Hines, Ph.D.
  6. Volunteer of the Year- Kevin Rowell, Ph.D.
  7. Legislator of the Year – William L. Walker, Jr.
  8. Psychology Graduate Student of the Year - Iryna Temchenko, M.S.
  9. Early Career Psychologist of the Year- Courtney Ghormley, Ph.D.
  10. Medical Center Psychologist of the Year – Kevin Reeder, Ph.D.

 2007 Award for Outstanding Contribution Recipients

  1. Community Mental Health Provider – Tammy K. Alexander, Ph.D.
  2. Private Practice Provider - Robert L. Spray, Jr., Ph.D.
  3. Residential Facility-Pinnacle Point Hospital
  4. Distinguished Psychologist- J. Vincent Roca, Ph.D.
  5. Master’s Level Provider- Rachel Elizabeth Glenn, M.S.
  6. Researcher – Daniel Holland, Ph.D., M.P.H
  7. Academician of the Year – E. Philip Trapp, Ph.D.
  8. Volunteer of the Year- Mr. Aaron Titus
  9. Legislator of the Year – Representative Jim Medley
  10. Licensing Board Member of the Year – Joe Alford, Ph.D.
  11. Psychology Graduate Student of the Year - Joanna Shadlow, Ph.D.
  12. ArPA Past President Award - Lisa McNeir, Ph.D.

 2006 Award for Outstanding Contribution Recipients

  1. Community Mental Health Provider of the Year - Dwight Sperry M.A
  2. Private Practice Provider of the Year - Richard Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.
  3. Inpatient Clinician of the Year - John R. Anderson, Ph.D.
  4. Distinguished Psychologist of the Year - Nicholas Long, Ph.D.
  5. Master's Level Provider of the Year - Bruce M. Cohen, M.S.
  6. Researcher of the Year - Warren Bickel, Ph.D.
  7. Academician of the Year - Tom Poling, Ph.D.
  8. Volunteer of the Year - Joyce Fowler, Ph.D.
  9. Psychology Undergraduate Student of the Year - Ms. Kerin Smith
  10. Psychology Graduate Student of the Year - Tisha Deen, M.A.
  11. Licensing Board Member of the Year - Sabra Hassel, Ph.D.
  12. Past President Award - Roger Williams, Ph.D.