R.N. Anderson Award
In 1986 a classroom at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Anderson, the first Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services. Awarded to a current member of the Virginia Rehabilitation Association who has demonstrated excellence in services to persons with disabilities.
2017 Richard Sizemore, Director of Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center 2016 Kathy Hayfield, DARS 2015 Kim Shepard, Past President VRA, District Manager, DARS 2014 Robert Froehlich VRA Immediate Past President, Committee Chair, George Washington University, Center for Rehabilitation Counseling, Research and Education, VR-ROI Project Manager/Adjunct Professor 2012 Sherman Gifford The Choice Group 2011 Jennifer McDonough Associate Director of Training, VCU, Rehabilitation Research & Training Center 2010 Shirley Lyons, Program Manager Hermitage Enterprises 2009 Dale (DeeDee) Batten Department of Rehabilitative Services, Regional Director 2008 Margaret Gilllispie Department of Rehabilitative Services, Regional Director 2007 Robin Metcalf The Choice Group 2006 James A. Rothrock, Commissioner Department of Rehabilitative Services 2005 Sharon L. Harrup, Executive Director Steps, Inc., Farmville 2004 John A. Phelps, Regional Director Department of Rehabilitative Services, Richmond 2003 J. Howard Green 2002 Maureen McGuire-Kuletz 2001 Susan Green 1999 Joseph M. Ashley, Rh.D. 1998 Sandra K. Wagener 1997 Douglas James 1996 Alonzo J. Tyler, Sr. 1995 Joseph F. Wallace, Ph.D. 1994 Kenneth H. Knorr, Jr. 1993 Don T. Johnston 1992 Evan T. Jones 1991 Donald L. Cox 1990 James A. Rothrock 1989 Marianne J. Cashett 1988 John C. Hawes 1987 Thomas C. Michael 1986 Charles H. Merritt 1985 Frances B. Miller 1984 Carter D. Hamlett 1983 William M. Burnside 1982 John D. Hutchinson, III 1981 W.H. "Bill" Brownfield 1980 Altamont Dickerson, Jr. 1979 John B. Wade 1978 Earl Lott 1977 J. Ellies Moran 1976 Joseph Wiggins 1975 David Ziskind 1974 Curtis Iddings, Jr. 1973 Harry A. Wellons 1972 Keith C. Wright 1971 W.T. Coppage 1970 A. Ray Dawson, M.D. 1969 Reginald W. McLemore 1968 Frank O. Birdsall 1967 W.W. Wendt 1966 Paul A. Breeding 1965 Edwin S. Snead, Jr. 1964 Floyd H. Armstrong 1963 Roy M. Hoover, M.D. 1962 J. Paul Glick 1961 R.N. Anderson