The Gary M. Kelsey Human Relations Award

Gary Kelsey

The Gary M. Kelsey Human Relations Award is awarded to an, organization, secondary school, or college counselor who makes outstanding and voluntary contributions for the betterment of the community and students, particularly those who advance the human dignity of minorities and/or the disadvantaged.

Gary started his career at Allegheny College, then moved to University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Binghamton University, and Thiel College.  Gary served as NACAC Vice President of Human Relations while at Penn State and NACAC President while working at Binghamton University in 2000.


Previous Recipients

2024     Evan Beals, University of New Hampshire

2023     Dr. Angel B. Pérez, NACAC

2022     Joni Klopp, Millersville University

2021     Cyncoya Dillingham-Johnson, Penn State University, Philadelphia

2020     Rachael Banks, Penn State University, Pittsburgh

2019     Andrew Moe, Swarthmore College

2018     Tasha Peacock, University of Pittsburgh

2017     Jamika Williams, Penn State University

2016     Dana Martin, Mastery Charter School - Lenfest Campus

2014     Monica Lacey, Reading Senior High School

2013     Ian Harkness, Gettysburg College

2012     Jenneen Flamer, Norristown High School

2011     Candace Powell-Kinard, Phildelphia Education Fund – College Access Program

2010     Wayne Whitaker, Bloomsburg University

2009     Michael Phillips, The Pennsylvania State University

2008     Gerald Flynn, The School District of Philadelphia

2007     Charles “Chuck” Woodward, Kutztown University

2006     Veronica Blaine, PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)

2005     Beverly Tedesco, Simon Gratz High School

2004     Jeff Jones, Kutztown University

2002     Thomas Butler, School District of Philadelphia

2001     Norma Jean Rodgers, Reading High School

2000     Michael Gaynor, Villanova University

1998     Gloria Jefferson, Farrell High School

1997     Barbara Thomason, The Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg Recruitment Center

1996     David Sanchez, Harrisburg High School