Teacher of the Year: Vickie Mike
Vickie Mike of the Horseheads Teachers Association is a high school Spanish teacher who uses hands-on learning and technology to engage her students.
Sandy Feldman Outstanding Leadership Award: Shelvy Young-Abrams
In her union work, Shelvy Young-Abrams led campaigns to prevent injuries on the job for paraprofessionals; the result was the UFT Workers Compensation Project.
Sandy Feldman Outstanding Leadership Award: Loretta Donlon
Those nominating Donlon for the award call her "an outstanding leader and her work, always, is for the benefit of others."
Higher Education Member of the Year: Thomas Matthews
Thomas Matthews' service to higher education and unionism began in the 1970s and continues today.
School-Related Professionals Member of the Year: Carol Herb
Carol Herb of Monroe Woodbury Employees Association is a visionary leader who understands and epitomizes unionism in every sense of the word.
Health Care Professionals Member of the Year: Miriam Lynn
When she's not attending to the needs of her middle-level students, Miriam Lynn of Nyack Teachers Association is volunteering her services to sick children across the world.
Retiree Member of the Year: Arlene Hanley
Arlene Hanley of the Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals is a longtime SRP advocate who serves as a NYSUT state Employees' Retirement System consultant in the Rochester regional office.
Retiree Member of the Year: Richard Miller
Richard Miller distinguished himself as an activist, organizer and leader during the 1960 United Federation of Teachers strike and hasn't looked back.
Sandy Feldman Leadership Grant: Andrea Figueroa
Andrea Figueroa of Jamestown Teachers Association has been a vocal union activist almost since the beginning of her career.