Professional Contributions Award

MACCA Leaders

(Nominations for this award are made by and voted upon by ALL members)

This is awarded to a MACCA member to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the career development field through leadership activities, innovative programming, or contributing articles/books. Past recipients have included Fulbright Scholars, noteworthy authors, and accomplished leaders in the field of career development.

2018 Recipient ~ Rose Howard

Rose Howard works as the Transition Manager for the Fleet & Family Support Center g U.S. Naval Academy and several other military commands. She has been passionately serving the military community for 25 years. She was stationed for seven years overseas and experienced the historic fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War! Rose has worked tirelessly with military members and their families, providing career counseling and training workshops preparing them for a seamless transition to the civilian workforce. She specializes in administering career assessments and is certified on many instruments. Military members have unique skill sets that make them valuable and it is a labor of love to assist them in translating their skills to the civilian sector. Rose has trained over 100 Navy Career Counselors for the GCDF Certification. Rose currently serves as the Continuing Education Chair for MACCA and MCDA. She is a past-President of MACCA and has received the LIFE TIME Member Award. She holds a Master’s in Social Work degree and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also, she is a certified Hudson Institute Career Coach and certified as a GCDF and NCDA Master Trainer. Testimony: “Rose has taken on the challenge of accreditation and standards for continuing education credits. Her representation of MACCA as a professional organization with NBCC continues to support our successful approval ratings. She is steadfast in rendering her knowledge and expertise as a career development specialist and as an organizational leader.”

Previous Recipients

  • Shahrzad Arasteh (2017)
  • Rowe Leathers (2016)
  • Kristen Carter (2015)
  • Paula Brand (2014)
  • Barry Davis (2013)
  • Karol Taylor & Janet Wall (2012)
  • Barry Davis (2011)
  • Peter Oscsodal (2010)
  • Joyce Henderson (2009)
  • Cristina Damiao (2008)
  • Joyce Henderson and Connie Egelman (2007)
  • Linda LeNoir (2006, 2005)
  • Cheryl Bonner (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • Marcia Merrill (2001)

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