Indiana ESA Member of the Year

The ESA Member of the Year program was designed to honor a chapter member who has done the most to help their chapter and further the ideals of ESA. From 1959 through 1967, a state ESA Girl was honored at the Indiana ESA State Convention. This outstanding member was selected from a group of chapter ESA Girls. Starting in 1960-1961, a crown for the ESA Girl was purchased and presented to the new ESA Girl each year. However, in 1967-1968, the Indiana State Council decided to honor all ESA Girls and not have a state winner.

From 1969 through 1976, the State President wore the crown originally purchased for the ESA Girl at her installation. The crown was retired in 1977, and a new one was purchased for the State President to wear. In 1987, the Indiana State Council once again decided to honor an outstanding ESA member, and the ESA Woman of the Year was started. When male members began joining ESA, the title was changed to ESA Member of the Year.

Indiana ESA Girl

  • 1959: Margaret Kaisher, Epsilon Omega – Marion
  • 1960: Woodena Geeting, Alpha Tau – LaPorte
  • 1961: Dorothy Myers, Beta Kappa – Seymour
  • 1962: Flo Anne Morrison, Epsilon Psi – Greencastle
  • 1963: Wanda Leonard, Beta Chi – Huntington
  • 1964: Pauline Williams, Alpha Mu – Muncie
  • 1965: Peggie McCammack, Alpha Iota – Stilesville
  • 1966: Alberta Highland, Epsilon Lambda – Indianapolis
  • 1967: Billie Sue Malloy, Alpha Delta – Evansville
    (Moved out of state and Opal Fosbrink, Beta Kappa – Seymour became ESA Girl)

Indiana ESA Woman of the Year

  • 1987: Emma Thwing, Iota Alpha – New Albany
  • 1988: Marianne Ash, Lambda Mu – Lafayette
  • 1989: Karen Urrutia, Gamma Pi – Indianapolis
  • 1990: Brenda Norvel, Delta Chi – Shelbyville
  • 1991: Reggie Souder, Delta Iota – Huntington
  • 1992: Fern Logan, Epsilon Lambda – Indianapolis
  • 1993: Judy Duncan, Beta Kappa – Seymour
  • 1994: Shantel Miller, Phi Alpha – Ball State University
  • 1995: Susan Waltz, Delta Delta – Seymour
  • 1996: Sandy Allen, Beta Chi – Huntington
  • 1997: Carmen Oswalt, Beta Chi – Huntington
  • 1998: Jaycee Peak, Alpha Rho – Danville
  • 1999: Mary K. Schenkel, Beta Chi – Huntington
  • 2000: Letha Mullikin, Beta Upsilon – Lebanon
  • 2001: Ruby Muir, Epsilon Sigma – North Manchester
  • 2002: Fontella Brim, Delta Iota – Huntington
  • 2003: Rosa Hartman, Beta Phi – Rockville
  • 2004: Ashley Vaughn, Phi Alpha – Ball State University

Indiana ESA Member of the Year

  • 2005: Megan Dukes, Phi Delta – University of Southern Indiana
  • 2006: Karin Casazza, Gamma Pi – Indianapolis
  • 2007: Carol Brewer, Gamma Rho – Carmel
  • 2008: Jennyfer Schaefer, Alpha Zeta – Fort Wayne
  • 2009: Tammy Bryant, Delta Kappa – Franklin
  • 2010: Brenda Grillo-Hardesty, Delta Delta – Seymour
  • 2011: Barb Grant, Delta Delta – Seymour
  • 2012: Audreyalice Kubesch, Phi Alpha – Ball State University
  • 2013: Pam Allmandinger, Beta Chi – Huntington
  • 2014: Jessie Rockhill, Eta Pi – Fishers
  • 2015: Jennyfer Balkema, Alpha Zeta – Fort Wayne
  • 2016: Pat Dodson, Omega Chi – Plainfield
  • 2017: Melissa Peak, Zeta Eta – Danville
  • 2018: Barb Grant, Delta Delta – Seymour