Recipient Name: Kathryn Gould Award: Outstanding Clinical Case Manager The HECMA Outstanding Clinical Case Manager award is intended to recognize a professional in the field of higher education clinical case management who has demonstrated excellence in the past year. Candidates for this award should be full-time employees and assigned primary responsibility in clinical case management, maintain licensure in their state, perform clinical duties, and be a current member of HECMA. The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Clinical Case Manager Award works collaboratively with the non-clinical case managers at the University of Kentucky, often providing a clinical point-of-view for difficult cases as well as information on privacy and legal requirements. This past year, the award recipient developed a Council on Social Work Education within the Master of Social Work program at UK to allow for more social workers to learn about the emerging field of case management in higher education. Her nominator states this individual is “smart, dedicated, and passionate in her field and role and is essential to how seamlessly our non-clinical office works with the counseling center to support students.” Congratulations to the 2018 HECMA Outstanding Clinical Case Manager Award recipient, Kathryn Gould. Recipient Name: Brenda Anderson Wadley Award: Outstanding New Professional The HECMA Outstanding New Professional award is intended to recognize a new professional in the field of higher education case management who has demonstrated excellence in the past year. This recipient of this year’s Outstanding New Professional award has already impacted the work we do. Aside from her work with students at the University of Arizona, this individual has joined several HECMA committees, including the initiative to develop CAS standards for our field, this person’s ideas and insight have contributed to professionalize the field further. She demonstrates a passion for areas of research surrounding diversity and volunteers regularly in her community. Her nominator says the recipient “is an intelligent, passionate, and spirited higher education professional who provides outstanding support to the students with whom she works.” Congratulations to the 2018 HECMA Outstanding New Professional Award Recipient, Brenda Anderson Wadley. Recipient Name: Kipp Van Dyke & Megan Van Heiden, Iowa State University Award: Creative Collaboration: Institutional Impact Award The HECMA Creative Collaboration: Institutional impact Award intended to recognize an institution that has implemented an outstanding and innovative practice or program related to higher education case management in the past year. The program must have been shown to have significant evidence-based impact on the institution. The recipient of the 2018 HECMA Creative Collaboration Award is a collaborate effort between eight University Offices at Iowa State University: The Office of Student Assistance, the Student Health Center, Student Counseling Services, Medical Center, University Police, Local Police Department, LGBT Student Services, and the Dean of Students Office. After identifying a gap in care for students, where students were being hospitalized without the University’s knowledge, these offices came together to provide a more seamless transition for care. With the goal of creating a process for students that streamline their reintegration to campus and/or assisting in pursuing necessary steps for their care, the creative collaboration between the aforementioned offices has improved the quality of care and support for all students. Congratulations to our 2018 HECMA Creative Collaboration Award Recipient, Kipp Van Dyke and Iowa State University. Recipient Name: Becca Lopez Award: Outstanding Mid-level Professional The HECMA Outstanding Mid-Level Professional award is intended to recognize a mid-level professional who has demonstrated excellence in the past year. Candidates for the award should demonstrate outstanding commitment to the case management profession, support, encouragement, and mentorship of colleagues (locally and nationally), effective advocacy and representation of case management on a national level, and support of, and active engagement in HECMA. The nominator for the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Mid-Level Professional award states this individual “has proven to be of the highest caliber in her work as a case manager” at the University of California, Berkeley. She has pioneered the work the University does to support students who are respondents to allegations of sexual assault and violence. Always willing to share her knowledge and insights, the recipient has presented at several national and regional conferences and co-authored an article for the Journal of Behavioral Intervention entitled Student Affairs Profession Competency Areas as Applied to Case Management. Congratulations to our 2018 HECMA Outstanding Mid-level Profession award recipient, Becca Lopez.