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Daniel M. Hull and Dale P. Parnell Partnership Excellence Award
(Formerly Exemplary Worksite Learning Award)

History and Purpose
Established in 1994 by CORD and the National Tech Prep Network, the Exemplary Worksite Learning Award was created to encourage partnerships between education and business to integrate meaningful worksite learning opportunities into their programs. For the 2007 award, the name was changed to the Daniel M. Hull and Dale P. Parnell Partnerships Excellence Award in honor of two visionaries who promoted student academic and career success for more than three decades. The award continues under the banner of the National Career Pathways Network.

Shortly after the award began, Caterpillar Inc. began providing financial support for the award. This sponsor relationship has continued uninterrupted for more than a dozen years.

In 2006, Texas Instruments announced that it would join Caterpillar as a co-sponsor of the award. Texas Instruments involvement gave additional prestige to the award and allow award amounts to be increased.

Review the 2009 Hull-Parnell Award Application for judging criteria.

2009 Award Winners

1st Place
Health Sciences Program
Brunswick County Scools/Brunswick Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Contact:  Jerry Smith,, coordinator of the Center for Advanced Studies, Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Community College.

2nd Place
"It's In The Bank" Financial Literacy Program
Northwestern Regional High School #7 and Northwest Community Bank
Winsted, Connecticut
Contact:  Kathy Deasy,, business education teacher and assistant department chair for business education, Northwestern Regional High School #7.

3rd Place
Aviation Engineering & Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program
Savannah-Chatham Public School System and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Savannah, Georgia
Contact:  Derrick Muhammad,, director of career technical education, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

2008 Award Winners

First Place
New Vision Medical Careers
Monroe #1 BOCES in partnership with Rochester General Hospital
Fairport, New York
Contact:  Joyce Cymber-Esch (, Director, Monroe #1 BOCES,

Second Place
Academy of Finance
Carl Wunsche Senior High School and InvesTex Credit Union Partnership
Houston, Texas
Contact:  Teresa Dossman (, Director of CTE, Spring ISD, Houston, TX,,

Third Place
Developmental Psychology of Children
Tri-Valley ROP and Tri-Valley Business Council
Livermore, California
Contact:  Shay Galletti (, Instructor, Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program, Livermore, CA,

2007 Award Winners

First Place: $3,000 cash prize and $7,500 in training from NCPN
“Computer Information Technology: Tech Prep Advanced Placement”
Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Clayton, Ohio
Partner: NCR Corporation, Dayton, Ohio
Contact: Rhonda Phillips (, Business, IT and Graphics Supervisor

Second Place: $2,000 cash prize
“Electric Power Utility Technician Program”
Metro Boston Tech Prep Consortium
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Massachusetts
Partner: NSTAR Electric and Gas and UWUA Local 369
Contact: Les Warren (, Executive Director, Workforce Development (PR release)

Third Place: $1,000 cash prize
 “Nuclear Support Technology”
Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Partner: Areva NP Inc.
Contact: Stan Shoun (, Vice President for Workforce Development

2006 Award Winners

"Advancement to Nursing"
Akron Area College Tech Prep Consortium
Akron, Ohio
Applicant: Sally Porter, Director, Four Cities Educational Compact

"Collaborative Printing Partnership"
Eastern Panhandle Tech Prep Consortium
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Applicant: Peggy Ann Talley, Tech Prep Coord., Eastern Panhandle Tech Prep Consortium

"Process Technology and Collegiate High School for Petrochemical Careers"
Gulf Coast Tech Prep Consortium
Texas City, Texas
Applicant: Renea Campbell, Principal, College of the Mainland

Read 2005 winners' program summaries

EWSLA New Hampshire

North County Tech Prep Regional Partnership and Mountainview Grand Resort and Spa for Mountainview Academy
Whitefield, New Hampshire
Lori Lane, Vocational Director
NH Vocational Region 3

EWSLA Wisconsin-gif

Aspirus Wausau Hospital Participation with the North Central Wisconsin School-to-Career Partnership Youth Apprenticeship Program
Wausau, Wisconsin
Laurie Sager-Borowicz, Director of K-12 Programs
Northcentral Technical College
715-675-3331 ext. 4185

EWSLA Oklahoma-gif

Southwest Oklahoma Tech Prep Consortium and City of Lawton, Oklahoma
for Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter Academy
Sally Arrington, Tech Prep Coordinator
Great Plains Technology Center

Want to have your program recognized by NCPN?  

NCPN members affiliated with Career Pathways or Tech Prep programs that contain schoolsite and worksite components.

Review Process
Applications will be judged by the NCPN Advisory Board. 
 Judges will consider the elements of only one program of study in reviewing your application.
Application Format
Type on white 8½" by 11" paper.
Double-spaced and paginated.
Use a minimum of 10 point font with 1" margins.
Maximum of eight pages of program narrative and five pages of supportive documents. Additional pages will not be included as part of the evaluation. (Applicants may include table of contents and title page outside of the guidelines mentioned.)
Applications not meeting these requirements will be disqualified and returned to the applicant.

Download 2009 application

Send eight copies of the application and supporting materials to:

Sheila Wilson
National Career Pathways Network
601 Lake Air Drive
Waco, TX 76710-5709

For additional information call (800) 518-1410, x 329 or e-mail  Sheila Wilson .
*Applications and supporting materials become the property of the National Career Pathways Network.