The Paul D. Von Holtz Conference Incentive Awards Program (IAP) is designed to offer an inducement to members to attend their first GCEA Annual Conference. Through these incentive awards GCEA encourages and assists members to attend their first annual conference. This program helps members become better acquainted with the benefits of active participation in the work of the association.

The GCEA awards a number of incentive awards each year, from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $700 in 2015, to educators who are members of the association to assist them in participating in their first GCEA Annual Conference. The amount of the award is determined by the distance the participant will have to travel to attend the annual conference.

The GCEA Annual Conference is a unique event. The actual conference program, the fact that it is held during the summer usually on a college campus, and the diversity of educators who attend and participate all combine to make this annual conference a most unusual and beneficial affair.

Anyone teaching graphic arts, graphic or visual communications, graphic design, graphic imaging, or printing is eligible to apply for the IAP. These grants have been awarded to teachers from junior or senior high school, post-secondary schools, community or technical colleges, and four year colleges and universities. To accept an award, if selected by the IAP Committee, the applicant must be under contract for full-time teaching for the coming school year.

Incentive Award candidates must be paid-up members of GCEA. If the applicant is not a current paid-up member, the GCEA Membership Application and check must accompany this IAP application. A membership form is included with the application.

Any person who has previously participated in an GCEA Annual Conference as a regular dues-paying member of GCEA is not eligible for an Incentive Award.
If you have participated in an annual conference, please pass this material onto an educator who has not previously attended an GCEA annual conference.

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  • 2016:: Branson, MO
    • 2015:: Cal Poly
      • Bethany Phipps MI
      • Tim Romain MI
      • Paige Welch GA
      • Edwin Cuenco TX
      • Melissa Munro OH
      • William Purcell PA
    • 2014: North Central State College, Ohio
      • Dr. H. Naik Dharavath CT
      • David Oldham KS
      • Erica Walker SC
      • Karen Taylor CA
    • 2013: University of Wisconsin-Stout
      • Brad Bond IL
    • 2012: Clemson University
      • Bernice Schopf IL
      • John Baggett IL
    • 2011: Reno, NV
      • Nancy Cullins CA
    • 2010: Illinois State University
      • Brian Hoag MN
      • Can Le TX
      • Cort Schepeler MI
      • Courtney Vala IL
      • Joseph Stolz III IL
      • James Volgarino IA
      • Lee Geisinger IA
      • Saori Miura MO
      • Gert Hurkmans Belgium
    • 2009: Eastern Kentucky University
      • Argie Nichols AR
      • Lawrence Zabinski IL
      • Lori Lewis KY
      • Lloyd Schuh TX
      • Renmei Xu IN
    • 2008: Port Canaveral, Florida
      • Tom Schlueter WI
      • Art Seto- Ontario, Canada
      • Ron Sharitz FL
      • James Nelson IL
      • Luis Colon NJ
      • Natalie Hynson GA
      • John Hoyle NC
      • Tony Sittner WA
    • 2006: Cal Poly
      • Peter Michelli NY
      • Milos Krsmanovic NC
      • Amy Smith ID
      • Mark Blanchette MA
      • Lynn Damberger OH
      • Dieter Kvtz CA
      • Ann Herdrick MI
      • Adrienne Schwarte TN
      • Monika Zaraycka TX
      • Thomas Carrig OH
      • Donald Michael, Jr. NC
      • Bonnie Barrett CA
      • Theresa Haworeth WA
      • Chris Walton CA
      • Kelly Smith IL
    • 2005: Millerville University
      • Kenneth Macro, Jr. CA
      • Loraine Donegan CA
      • Haji Naik Dharavath WI
    • 2004: University of Houston
      • Dr Aa Verne Adv Harris AZ
      • Harry Mueller VT
      • David Hayes IL
      • Abhay Sarma MI
      • Jay Craft SC
    • 2003: North Carolina Agricultural & Tech University
      • Thomas Poon NY
      • Richard M. Adams II Canada
    • 2002: Carnegie Mellon University
      • Brad Adams PA
      • Kris Dittmar CO
      • Liz Ferrier England
      • Dennis Harley England
      • Sara Jones KS
      • Matthew Kriftcher NM
      • Pradeep Mishra AR
      • Ludmila Paul Canada
      • Alber Tucker PA
      • Earl Russell NH
      • Roger Shaw England
      • Anne Steinberg WI
      • David Tobey TX
    • 2001: College of Dupage
      • Julie Barth ND
      • Jeff Biske IL
      • Len Bogner KS
      • Dan Campagna GA
      • Sonya Draper VA
      • Steve Green MI
      • Kim Hartgerink IL
      • Nicole Larsen IL
      • Chuck Mufich IL
      • Ben Nesbitt CO
      • Debora Parisot IL
      • Mark Pechmann MN
      • JoAnna Rieger IL
      • Robert B. Saunders Jr. GA
      • James Schmitz IL
    • 2000: Pennsylvania College of Technology
      • Benjamin Krothe V PA
      • Kristl Honda WA
      • David E. Spall England
      • Daniel Williams PA
    • 1999: Ferris State University
      • Dave Barabas MO
      • Rochelle Barabas MO
      • Dennis Gorman CA
      • Rick Kolestat OH
      • Eugenio Lord NC
      • Michael Makielski MI
      • Linda Rotschafer NE
      • Randee Soto NE
      • Mick Seranfinski MI
      • Dana Torok PA
      • Charles Weiss VA
    • 1998: Cal Poly
      • Lane Butz WI
      • John Ensink MI
      • Gerald Giuliano NY
      • Rodney Graf IL
      • John Guglielmino CGAEA / CA
      • Charles Hoiness PIA / AZ
      • Benjamin Lee CGAEA / CA
      • Lois Lemon MI
      • Malcolm Keif MO
      • Craig Knipper MN
      • Terry Mott CGAEA / CA
      • Penny Osmond WA
    • 1997: Georgia Southern
      • Steven A. Amlin OH
      • Carl Barker VA
      • William Brown Jr. MI
      • Julia Bush MI
      • Joe Colarie NC
      • William Craig SC
      • Stan R. Curtis CA
      • Thomas Esser KS
      • Michael M. Grant S-Thru / SC
      • Douglas Haines CA
      • Jim Stevens TN
      • Eric Weisenmiller VA
    • 1996: RIT
      • Bob Damon WI
      • Clair Denlinger PA
      • Kathy Hougardy WA
      • Howard Morgan NC
      • Mei-Chun Lo Taiwan
      • Kristine Sellnet MN
      • Renee Skeete MI
      • Mark Snyder PA
      • Alan Spencer England
    • 1995: Central Missouri
    • 1994: University of Wisconsin-Stout
      • Gale Bighee MN
      • Alan Davies Wales, UK
      • Pauline F. Eichten MN
      • Dale G. Hartman WI
      • Hans P. Kellogg IN
      • Linda L. Laney NY
      • Sundar V. Rajaram IN
      • Peter A. Salamon England, UK
      • Jerry Waite TX
      • James R. Wrona CA
    • 1993: Clemson University
      • Jon Batchelor PA
      • Ron Dyer ME
      • Linda Lee Gordon WV
      • Kenneth Leach IN
      • Jobea Lindley NC
      • Warren Mack TX
      • Stephen O'Neil MA
      • Thomas Pietrzak WI
      • Cheryl Rees GA
      • Joseph Schickel PA
      • EuGene Van Roy WI
      • Sally Welch OH
      • Bill Whiteside England, UK
    • 1992: Arizona State University
      • Philip Age IL
      • Richard Bundsgaard AR(WI)
      • William Delgado OH
      • Jack Robert Ewin Wales, UK
      • Peter Farmer England, UK
      • Dean Gilbert NC
      • Keith John CA
      • Stanley J. Near MI
      • Joseph Scholz VA
      • Lynn Wright Alberta, Canada
    • 1991: Illinois State University
      • Margo Booth GA
      • Edward L. Haynor MI
      • A. Thomas Loch IL
      • Richard W. Marks WI
      • William Monteleone IL
      • Andrew J. Roberts MI
      • Garth Robertson Alberta, Canada
      • Jim K. Tenorio WI
      • Robert Vincent WI
      • Marvin M. Webber MI
    • 1990: Rhode Island College
      • Jerry Bcaber CO
      • Thomas D. Hilts WI
      • Timothy Martin IL
      • Craig Polanowski CA(MA)
      • D. Andrew Smith RI(W. Germany)
      • Bryan L. Treadway PA
    • 1989: W. Michigan University
      • David Aust IA
      • John Briganti MI
      • Rainer B. Fleschner MI
      • Kristine Kay Freymiller IL
      • John Harrington England, UK
      • John Mooney England, UK
      • Olusegun Odesina CT
    • 1988: Ball State University
      • Richard Organ Ontario, Canada
      • Wally Peck MN
      • Edson Phelps MA
      • Gary A. Robinson IL
      • James R. Robinson CT
      • Thomas Spotts MI
      • James Yob PA
    • 1987: SW Missouri St.
      • Roy Bommershine MT
      • Jagdish J. Chavda FL
      • Kevin J. Chederquist MN(IA)
      • Gary Corneer NE
      • Joyce Ann Drake OH
      • Wanda F. Murphy NC
      • Dennis W. Zaleski MI
    • 1986: California University of PA
      • Lisa Bowler VT
      • David J. Brace IN
      • Lenore D. Collins RI
      • Roberto Garza TX
      • Thomas M. Marchese WV
      • Vincent P. Sereno CA
      • Susan B. Williams MO
    • 1985: SE Missouri State
      • David D. Almes KS
      • Cindy J. Bohanon MN
      • Daniel G. Maienke GA(WI)
      • Marlow Marchant KY(UT)
      • Phill J. Potter Ontario, Canada
    • 1984: RIT
      • Anthony Cimaglia IL
      • Ronald D. Dahl AZ(WI)
      • Phil Hendrix CA
      • Robert R. Leys MD
      • Kenneth E. Nowicki PA
      • Constance E. Putnam MA
      • Anita J. Sagarese NJ
    • 1983: Clemson University
      • Mary Ellen Campbell NY(NJ)
      • Randy G. Kidd FL
      • Richard Nickel PA
      • Bruce R. Pease NY
      • Larry Ream PA
      • Charles E. Turner GA
      • Richard L. Tussey KY
    • 1982: Pittsburg State University
      • Bruce J. Mackie CA
      • Joen Mascari CA
      • Joseph M. Mayes WA
      • John A. Sarantakos MO(IN)
      • Dale Stonek WI
    • 1981: Vincennes University
      • Bernice Butz WI
      • Gary E. Hinkle IL
      • Andrew C. Lanum Jr. IL
      • Larry M. Lauffer PA
      • Byron C. Olsen WI
    • 1980: University of N. Iowa
      • Edmond Benini NY
      • Wan-Lee Cheng CA(ND)
      • R. Dennis Craghan NY
      • John G. Henry IL
      • Richard A. Perry AZ
    • 1979: State University of New York at Oswego
      • Nomlan L. Adelewitz NY
      • Gerald A. Halfmann AZ
      • David P. Price MA
      • Richard A. Schildgen IL
      • Howard W. Strasser NJ
    • 1978: Central Missouri
      • Joseph Gindele MN
      • Scott Hinckley UT
      • Thomas G. Murray IL
      • Thomas E. Schildgen AZ(IL)