CNLA Awards

Award of Merit

CNLA’s highest award honors the recipient for services to CNLA or the nursery industry.

2017 Terry Mish

2016 Kevin Sullivan

2015 Chuck Newman

2014 Frank Kogut

2013 Louis Magnarelli

2012 Barry Burton

2011 David Goodwin

2010 Paul Larson

2009 Bill VanWilgen

2008 Bob Heffernan

2007 Mary Richardson

2005 Carolyn Storrs

2004 John Nassif

2003 Pierre Bennerup

2002 Frank Thomann

2001 Mark Sellew

2000 Neal Millane

1999 Sam Bridge Jr.

1998 Marc Laviana

1997 Deb Donohoe

1996 James Messier

1995 Rayona Hobbs

1994 John F. Anderson

1993 Edgar L. Vaughn, Jr.

1992 John Whitham

1991 Eward Corbett

1990 W. James Evertt

1989 Raymond Heser

1988 Leon Zapadka

1987 Paul Waggoner

1986 Lawrence L. Carville

1985 Emanuel Shemin

1984 Lewis J. Gray

1983 Paul Holdridge, Jr.

1982 Gerald S. Walton

1981 Gerald H. Verkade

1980 Marsh Gardner

1979 Richard R. Jaynes

1978 Sidney Waxman

1977 Paul R. Young

1976 Michael D. Johnson

1975 Gustav Mahiquist

1974 Arie Radder

1973 Robert W. Baker

1972 Robert S. Bird

1971 Charles B. Barr

1970 Rebecca H. Treat

1969 Henry Verkade, Jr.

1968 S. Archie Holdridge

1967 Emil J. Tramposch

1966 Ken A. Bradley

1965 Ludwig Hoffmann

1964 John C. Schread

1963 Robert Bennerup

1962 John F. Ahrens

1961 E.D. Robinson

1960 Louis Vanderbrook

1959 Erwin Whitham

1958 Charles Steel

1957 Henry Verkade, Sr.

1956 Edward J. Kelly

1955 Art C. Bird., Sr.

1954 Art E. Webster


NENA Young Nursery Professional Award/Connecticut Recipients

2017 Ryan Van Wilgen

2016 Dustyn Nelson

2015 Jessica Lubell

2014 Emily Magazzi

2013 Jennifer Wells

2012 Henry Eggert

2011 Jeremy Webber

2010 Jason Scire

2009 Adam Wheeler

2008 Darryl Newman

2006 John Casertano

2005 Dawn Coffin

2004 Phil Allegretti

2003 Todd Burnett

2002 Andy Brand

2001 David Goodwin

2000 Paul Larson

1999 Seb Ruffino

1998 Tim Abbey

1997 Holly Johnson

1996 Dr. Victoria Smith

1994 Susan Lavallee & Barbara Yaeger

1993 Mary Richardson

1989 John Nassif

1988 Tim Kane


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