ARHE Awards

2021 Collegiate Recovery Awards

The 12th National Collegiate Recovery Conference will be held virtually the week of June 21, 2021. Award recipients for the annual Collegiate Recovery Awards will be announced in April and featured throughout the conference program. Whether you are attending the conference or not, we invite you to nominate an individual or organization who is deserving of one of our prestigious awards. For any questions, please contact Kristina Canfield at kristina.canfield@collegiaterecovery.org or the conference committee at conference@collegiaterecovery.org.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, March 5th. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

This year’s award categories are as follows:

ARHE Lifetime Achievement Award – Honors a faculty member or professional staff member who has displayed excellence in service and leadership and has made significant contributions to the field above and beyond designated work responsibilities. The nominee’s contributions to ARHE and the field of recovery in higher education should reflect a high degree of commitment and service to the Association and should extend well beyond regular involvement.

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year – Honors an undergraduate or graduate student who has displayed excellence in academics and leadership to the field above and beyond designated work/study responsibilities.

Collegiate Recovery Staff Member of the Year – Honors a college or university staff member who has displayed support and commitment to a collegiate recovery program beyond the designated level of expectation.

ARHE Community Member of the Year – Honors an individual who has aided in the advancement of the field and/or to the specific development of a community, area, resource or topic related to recovery in higher education.

Collegiate Recovery Advocate of the Year – Honors an individual who has tirelessly advocated for the implementation, advancement, and sustainability of collegiate recovery at a local or national level.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Award – Honors an individual who has aided in the advancement of equity, inclusion, and social justice in the field of collegiate recovery for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ student or has displayed a strong commitment to these populations in the wider recovery communities.

Collegiate Recovery Champion Award – Honors an individual or organization who has championed collegiate recovery in a transformative and astounding manner. The Collegiate Recovery Champion Award is the highest annual honor recognized by ARHE.

Collegiate Recovery Philanthropist of the Year – Honors an individual or organization who has made extraordinary and significant contributions to collegiate recovery. This award recognizes the generous giving, either financial or in-kind, that directly enables collegiate recovery to grow and thrive.

ARHE Cornerstone Award for Student Support – Honors an individual or organization who has gone above and beyond to support students in recovery. The Cornerstone Award recognizes and celebrates the core of what the field is about: supporting students in recovery.

2020 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Meri Shadley

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award: Ali Clements

Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award: Lilly Ettinger

Collegiate Recovery Advocate of the Year Award: Shauntelle Hammonds

Collegiate Recovery Cornerstone Award for Student Support: Jonathan Lofgren

Collegiate Recovery Champion Award: Patrice Salmeri

Collegiate Recovery Community Member of the Year Award: Hannah Fitzpatrick

Collegiate Recovery Philanthropists of the Year: Opiant Pharmaceuticals

2019 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Frank Allison

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award: Dustin Huckabe

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award: Morgan Pettis

Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award: Kristina Canfield

Collegiate Recovery Advocate of the Year Award: Thomas Guerra

Collegiate Recovery Cornerstone Award for Student Support: Jason Whitney

Collegiate Recovery Champion Award: Tom Hill

Collegiate Recovery Community Member of the Year Award: Diana Williams

Collegiate Recovery Philanthropists of the Year: La Hacienda Treatment Center

2018 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Thomas Kimball

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award: Ashley Wheeler

Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award: Leah Singer

Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award: Keith Murphy

Collegiate Recovery Advocate of the Year Award: Richard Baum

Collegiate Recovery Cornerstone Award for Student Support: The Ammon Foundation

Collegiate Recovery Champion Award: Sandy and Mary Winnefeld

Collegiate Recovery Community Member of the Year Award: Angie Rogers

Collegiate Recovery Community Member of the Year Award: Daniel Conroy

Collegiate Recovery Philanthropists of the Year: The Beauchamp Family

The Recovery School Award for Outstanding Contributionsto Recovery Research in an Educational Setting: Danielle Dick, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Visionary Award for Outstanding Contributions to Youth Recovery Research through the Use of Applied Sciences: Patrick Bordnick, Tulane University

The Spectrum Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Recovery: Vivek H. Murthy, Former U.S. Surgeon General

The Recovery Researcher of the Year Award: Tom McLellan, Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and University of Pennsylvania

2017 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Matt Statman

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award: Andrew Kiezulas

Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award: Jarmichael Harris

Collegiate Recovery Staff of the Year Award: Anne Thompson Heller

Collegiate Recovery Advocate of the Year Award: Life of Purpose

Collegiate Recovery Community Member of the Year Award: Eileene McRae

2016 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Amy Boyd Austin

Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year Award: Tim Rabolt

Collegiate Recovery Community Member of the Year Award: Tom Edwards

2015 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Lisa Laitman

Outstanding Research Contribution Award: Alexandre B. Laudet

Outstanding Community Service Award: Trent Boozer

Outstanding Graduate Student Academic and Leadership Award: Austin Brown

Outstanding Student Academic and Leadership Award: Jordan Fugate

2014 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Teresa Johnston

Outstanding Graduate Student Academic and Leadership Award: Nick Hayes

Outstanding Student Academic and Leadership Award: Richard Birkett

2013 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Patrice Salmeri

2012 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award: Kitty Harris

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A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.