2016 Award Winners
M.K. Dickerson Individual of the Year
Outstanding PreK-12 Educator
Outstanding Community Partner
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Outstanding Business Award
Thermal Equipment Sales
2015 Award Winners
Mary Kate Dickerson
Dr. Melinda Wilder
Outstanding PreK-12 School/Educator
Yealey Elementary, Florence, KY
Outstanding Government Agency
Woodlands Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes
Outstanding Community Partner Award
KET Education and Production Team
Outstanding Business Award
Project Learning Tree 2015 Outstanding Educator Honoree
2014 Award Winners
Appalseeds Heirloom Seed Starting Workshop
Eastern Kentucky University’s Division of Natural Areas
2013 Award Winners
The Food Literacy Project
Montessori Middle School of Lexington
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
Fayette County Schools E=USE2
Fayette County Schools
2010 Award Winners
Drive to a Million School Recycling Program
Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools
2009 Award Winners
Grant County Middle School, Mrs. Kelli Lee’s 3rd hour class
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) Environmental Education Center Nature Trail
2008 Award Winners
Dr. Yvonne Meichtry
Southwestern High School Conservation Club
2007 Award Winners
Doug McLaren, University of Kentucky’s Extension Service
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest/Training for Naturalists Program
Catlettsburg Refining, LLC for the Savage Branch Wildlife Reserve
2006 Award Winners
Evelyn Morgan, USDA Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest
The Louisville Science Center, “The World Around Us” exhibit
The American Cave Conservation Association, Horse Cave, KY – Dave Foster, Director
2005 Award Winners
Regina Sizemore, High School Science Teacher – Whitesburg High School, Letcher County
The Kentucky Bluebird Society Outdoor Classroom Enrichment Program – Bob Ivy (President), Ed Ray (Education Director)
Sanitation District #1 – Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties
2004 Award Winners
Beverly McDavid, 7th & 8th grade science teacher at Elliott County High School
The Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center -Elliott County, KY
Blackacre Environmental Education Program -Donna Griffin, Bryan Thompson, and Kandris Wunderlick
2003 Award Winners
Mike Broderick -Webmaster, Jefferson County Public Schools
Karen P. Reagor, Director – Kentucky National Energy Education Development
Kelly Dearing Smith – Adventures in Water, Louisville Water Company
2002 Award Winners
Doug Travis, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Kentucky State Fair Board – “A Water Odyssey” and
2002: “A Land Odyssey” – Environmental Education Exhibits (Harold
Workman & Stephanie Darst)
Sanitation District #1 of Northern KY (Peggy Ziegler & Katie Barlage)
2001 Award Winners
Johnny Herndon, Assistant Director of Transportation, Murray State University
Merri Hinton, Media Specialist, South Todd Elementary School, Guthrie, KY
Louisville Nature Center, Louisville, KY
Reeda Hart, Grant’s Lick Elementary School, Grant’s Lick, KY
Adventures in Learning Programs in Science (ALPS), Terry Rhodes and
Dr. Robert Haynes, McNabb Middle School, Mt. Sterling, KY
Judy Lynn Adkins, Model Middle School, Richmond, KY
Glenna Perkins, Rowan County Conservation District, Morehead, KY
Sheila Varney and Robert Osborne, Pike County Schools
Jennifer Turner, Kentucky Division of Forestry
Kentucky Forest Leadership Program University of Kentucky Extension Program (Doug McLaren and Laurie Taylor)
2000 Award Winners
Region 1/ Region 2
West Kentucky Corporation
Hess, Westport Middle School
Iris Brown, Simpsonville Elementary School
Judy Creech, 4-H Assistant
Jim Hayes, The Nature Conservancy
S. T. A. R.’ s students
1999 Award Winners
A. B. Chandler Elementary School, Corydon
Environmental Education Staff, Mammoth Cave National Park – Sharon Ganci, Coordinator
Vera Y. Prater, Science Lab Teacher, Fern Creek Elementary School, Louisville
Dr. William S. Bryant, Thomas More College, Edgewood
Ken Cooke, Water Watch Coordinator, Kentucky Division of Water, Frankfort
Debbie Liford, Lay Elementary School, Barbourville
1997 KAEE Award Winners
Caryn Walker, Wheatley Elemetary
Lee Daniel Newbury, Model Lab School – EKU
Billy Shaw Blankenship – Lincoln County High School
Russ Barnett, U of L KY Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Emily Thomas, Murray Kentucky
Jane Wilson, Kentucky Environmental Education Council
Kurt Mason, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
Americorp, McKee, Jackson
1996 KAEE Award Winners
Ronetta Alcorn, Clearfield Elementary, Clearfield
Kevin Welch, Newburg Middle School, Louisville
Lucian Doyle, Fairdale High School, Louisville
Dr. Steven Spencer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Katherine Swagger, Dupont-Manual High School, Louisville
Cloyd J. Baumgardner, Calloway Middle School, Murray
Mike McCombs, LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator
Bryan Thompson, Blackacre State Nature Preserve, JCPS Center for EE, Jefferson Co.
Barbie Bruker- Corwin, Louisville Nature Center, Louisville
Kentucky Resource Council, Frankfort
1995 KAEE Award Winners
Rhonda Hale, Liberty Elementary, Oldham Co.
Bonnie Swaim, Liberty Elementary, Oldham Co.
Janice Straw, St. Bernards Catholic School, Louisville
Susan Robinson, St. Bernards Catholic School, Louisville
Stephanie Wyatt, Calloway Co. Comprehensive, Murray
Dr. Richard Shore, E’Town Community College, E’Town
Jennifer Schwager, Assumption High School, Louisville
Jim Fegenbush, Environmental Services, JCPS, Jefferson Co.
Rodney Hitch, Rowan Co. Solid Waste Coordinator, Morehead
Steven Bonney, Wildlife Biologist, KY Fish & Wildlife, Morehead
Louisville Gas & Electric, Louisville
1994 KAEE Award Winners
Claudia George, Dunn Elementary School, Louisville
Sheila Yule, St. Francis of Assisi School, Louisville
Sandy Kissling, Seneca High School, Louisville
Allan Dittmer, University of Louisville, School of Educ.
Becky Hufft, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville
Gordon Gardner, Metropolitan Sewer District, Jefferson Co.
John Tierney, KY Park Naturalist, Carter Caves State Park, Olive Hill
Blackacre State Nature Preserve, Jeffersontown
1993 KAEE Award Winners
Cathy Duncanson and Kathy Wigginton, St. Helen School, Jefferson Co.
Anna Bruce Kostelnik, Clark Middle School, Clark Co.
Debbie Boyken, Tom Hall, and Sharon Knight, McClean County High School, McClean Co.
Mary Kathryn Schwanholt, Boone Co.
Trista Claxon, Lafayette High School, Fayette Co.
Environmental Quality Commission, Leslie Cole, Franklin Co.
1992 KAEE Award Winners
Don Wigginton, Wheatley Elem., Jefferson Co.
Tim Brennan, Bruce Middle School, Jefferson Co.
Sandy Kissling, Male High School, Jefferson Co.
Ruth Jacquot, Murray State Univ., Calloway Co.
Dr. Tom Crawford, Univ. of Louisville, Jefferson Co.
Lynn Garrison, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Franklin Co.
Ann Seppenfield, Ky Dept of Education, Franklin Co.
Casey Co. Wildlife Conservation Club, Francis Carter, Casey Co.
1991 KAEE Award Winners
Mary Holden, Byck Elementary, Jefferson Co.
Donna Keller, Murray Middle School, Calloway Co.
Maxine Rudder, Laurel Co. High School, Laurel Co.
Terry Wilson, Western KY Univ., Warren Co.
Deborah Williamson, Frankfort Juvenile Serv., Franklin Co.
Karen Armstrong-Cummings, Council of State Gov., Franklin Co.
Susan Stokes, Representative 48th Dist., Jefferson Co.
Louisville Nature & Cons. Center, Nancy Theiss, Jeff. Co.
1990 KAEE Award Winners
Senator Gerald Neal, Ky Senate, 33rd District
1989 KAEE Award Winners
Shaw Blankenship, Lincoln Co. High School, Lincoln Co.
Jan Wolanin, St. Francis of Goshen, Oldham Co.
Dr. Glenn Crumb, Western KY University, Warren Co.
Townley Bergman, KY Division of Forestry, Franklin Co.
Gerald Caldwell, Environmental Education Center, Whitley Co.
1988 KAEE Award Winners
Betty Stokes, Shelby Elementary, Jefferson Co.
Angela Wilson, Hustonville Elementary, Lincoln Co.
Mary Rogers, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan Co.
Afton Garrison, Pine Mt. Settlement School, Harlan Co.
Ann Seppenfield, Ky Dept. of Education, Franklin Co.
Horace Brown, Environmental Quality Comm., Franklin Co.
Mayor Jerry Abramson, Louisville, Jefferson Co.
Charlie Crail, US Forest Service, Clark Co.
Member of the Year
David Wicks, Project ID JCPS, Jefferson Co.