2019 Awards & Scholarships

Every year the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals hosts an Awards Lunch Banquet at the TAAP State Conference to honor the outstanding work of addiction professionals providing prevention, intervention, and treatment, as well as students pursuing a career in addiction counseling. TAAP invites all members to submit nominations  of worthy individuals. 

**You must be a current TAAP Member to submit a nomination**

**Nominee must also be a TAAP Member**

Deadline to submit nominations was JUNE 15, 2019

Nominations now closed.

Counselor of the Year Award


This annual award recognizes a counselor in the field of addictions treatment who has worked in the trenches with the clients and their families, and who has contributed both to their industry, community and the TAAP organization in the true spirit of recovery.

Theora Noble

Terry Hale Professional of the Year Award


This annual award was created in 2003 to recognize a professional in the field of addiction prevention, intervention or treatment who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of the profession and commitment to their community and the TAAP organization.

Joseph Gorordo

D. Frank Davis Professional and Community Outreach Award

This annual award, named after current Texas Certification Board Chairman Frank Davis, and is awarded to recognize sustained and meritorious service to the profession of addiction counseling.   

Nominee must have made significant contributions to TAAP and the professional community.

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks

TAAP Hall of Fame Award


This award recognizes the body of work of an individual in the field of addictions counseling and is awarded based on the many facets of their contributions over an extended period of time, the varied scope of services provided, and the populations these services reached.

The Nominee must have a minimum of ten years experience in the field and as a member of TAAP. This individual must have provided significant contributions to the profession and the TAAP organization. This award is not presented every year but instead when a worthy candidate is presented that meets the full spirit of the award.

Charlie McMordie

John Peña Scholarship Award

John Peña Scholarship was created in Honor and Memory of John Peña and is presented to a student in recovery who is pursuing his or her college degree.

Stephanie Ayala and Amelia Murphy

TAAP Student Scholarship Award

This scholarship was created to financially assist students in recovery who are pursuing their college degree.

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