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List of Award Recipients

Awards for 2020
Presented on March 26, 2020

Dr. Chavi Sharma, and Manav Rachna International Institute of Research Studies and the Conference Planning Committee

Conference Host Award, March 10-14, 2020

Allan Gatenby

President's Award

Sing Chee Wong

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. William Borgen

Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award

Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra

Outstanding Career Practitioner Award

Dr. Catherine Hughes

Outstanding News Contributor Award

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Awards for 2019
Presented on May 22, 2019

Eric Asato, Felicity Brown, and RMIT University, South Saigon

Conference Host Award, May 21-25, 2019

Chau Minh Nguyen

Conference Planning Award, May 21-25, 2019

Phoenix Phunghoang Ho

Conference Organizing Award, May 21-25, 2019

Serene Lin-Stephens

President's Award

Narender Chadha

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Han Kok Kwang

Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award

Gulnur Ismayil

Outstanding Career Practitioner Award

Nikka Ohasi

Outstanding Newsletter Contributor Award

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Awards for 2018
Presented on May 17, 2018

Leili Jin and Tsinghua University
Deputy Director of Career Development Center

For an outstanding conference May 15 - 19, 2018

Chunyu Li and New Elite Development Program

Partner of New Elite Development Program

For an outstanding conference May 15 - 19, 2018

Jose Domene

Professor and Canada Research Chair in School-to-Work, University of New Brunswick

President's Award

Andrew Rimington

Outstanding Newsletter Contributor Award

Richard Knowdell

President of Career Research & Testing, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Sungsik Ahn

Global Career Development Facilitator and Career Development Facilitator Instructor

Outstanding Career Practitioner Award

Timothy Hsi

Abundanz Consulting Pte Ltd.

Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award

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Awards for 2017
Presented on May 23, 2017

Carmela Siojo and Ateneo de Manila University

Director, Office of Placement and Career Services

For an unforgettable conference May 21-25, 2017

Gerald Tan

Principal Manager, Lifelong Learning Institute

Newsletter Contributor Award

Raza Abbas

CEO, Pathway Global Career Institute

Outstanding Career Practitioner Award 

Roberta Neault

Life Strategies, Ltd.

Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award

Lucila Bance

Director, Counseling and Career Center
University of Santo Tomas

Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award

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Awards for 2016

Presented on May 20, 2016

Natalie Kauffman

Private Career Practitioner Transition Consultant / US Federal Job Coach and Trainer

For her boundless enthusiasm for excellence of the Asia Pacific Career Developments


For developing a comprehensive program to advance the career development of youth

Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien and the NTNU Staff and Students

For organizing a wonderfully welcoming conference

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Awards for 2015
Presented on September 16, 2015

Yoshimi Sasaki

Secretariat, Asia Career Development Association, Tokyo, Japan

For steadfast support of APCDA

Ryoji Tatsuno

President, Asia Career Development Association, Tokyo, Japan

For steadfast support of APCDA

Yao-Ting Sung

Director, Research Center for Psychological & Educational Testing, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Tiawan

For his vision in imagining what APCDA could become

Shun-Ren Jin

Professor, University of Macau, Macau, China

For inspiring generations of Asian career counselors


For developing a framework for career services for an entire country

Yoshiji Ishikawa and the Japan Organizing Committee

For their warm welcome to Tokyo and amazing dedication to conference planning

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Awards for 2014
Presented on May 20, 2014

Richard Bolles

Author, What Color Is Your Parachute?, California, USA

For his lifetime contributions to career counseling and support of APCDA

Tanya Bodzin

Career Strategist, TKB Career Consulting, Virginia, USA

For her energy and initiative as the first Asia Pacific Career Developments Newsletter Editor

Roberta Neault

Consultant, Life Stragegies, British Columbia, Canada

For her valuable expertise and wisdom in guiding the development of APCDA

Yoshiji Ishikawa

Director, Strategic Personnel Department Co.,LTD, Fukuoka, Japan

For his enthusiastic dedication and initiative in planning the Tokyo Conference

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Awards for 2013
Presented on April 5, 2013

Cheri Butler

Past President, National Career Development Association, Texas, USA

For her powerful and enduring support during the formative stages of APCDA’s development

Eunmee Hwang

President, Career Consultant Forum, Seoul, Korea

For her dedication and wisdom in planning the inaugural APCDA Conference

Richard Knowdell

Executive Director, Career Development Network, California, USA

For sharing his wisdom and resources during the formative stages of APCDA’s development

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