Ron Athey Award

2021 NACC Ron Athey Achievement Award

The award has been established to recognize individuals for outstanding service to the Collegiate Concession industry as either a concessionaire or a vendor over a minimum of a five - year period. Recipients have provided a significant level of commitment and service beyond department, university or industry.

Eligibility: Previous recipients of the Award are not eligible. Nominees must be members in good standing of the NACC for a minimum of 3 consecutive years.

Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on submissions. Nominations should include a current summary of the nominees professional qualifications, a list of all previous awards, recommendations by a minimum of 2 NACC members in good standing, and documentation of outstanding service to collegiate concessions. All recipients will be of high ethical and professional standards with a lasting effect on collegiate concessions that elicit pride from fellow NACC members.

Nominations Process: The nomination period is open until June 1, 2021. The 2021 award winner will be announced at the annual NACC conference in June.

Past Recipients:

  • 2021 - Jim Miller- Crescor
  • 2020 - John Gibson - University of North Texas
  • 2019 - Mimi Ford - J&J Snack Foods
  • 2018 - Shawn Corr - UNLV
  • 2017 - Joe Blando - Dynamic Drinkware
  • 2016 - Chuck Aldridge - University of Maryland
  • 2015 - Mike Jacob - Churchill Containers
  • 2014 - Bill Kost - Michigan State University
  • 2013 - Judy Grotts - UNLV
  • 2012 - Joe Carney - University of Wisconsin
  • 2011 - Not awarded, honored the passing of Ron Athey
  • 2010 - Dave Bullock - University of Maryland
  • 2009 - Theresa Traulsen - Second NACC Executive Director & Owner Concession Solutions Inc. Consulting 
  • 2008 - Mona Kloster - University of Kansas
  • 2007 - Terry Murawski - University of Wisconsin
  • 2006 - Hope Kaser - University of Notre Dame
  • 2005 - Guy Procopio - Michigan State University
  • 2004 - Ron Athey - First NACC Executive Director & Owner Athey Associates Consulting Company

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