Congratulations to the 2021 Celebration of Excellence Award Winners!

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2021 Celebration of Excellence and 60th Year Celebration

The Arc of Howard County’s 2021 Celebration of Excellence was held virtually on May 12, 2021. Congratulations to all of our award winners for making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities!

  • Self-Advocate of the Year: Jeffrey Jones, Carlotta Martin, and Janice Martin
  • Excellence in Employment: Robert Walker, Natalie Dohner, and Vytex Windows
  • Excellence in Professional Services: ALFA Specialty Pharmacy
  • Excellence in Community: FEED HOWARD COUNTY
  • Excellence in Public Service: Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Eric Ebersole
  • Volunteer of the Year: Matt Hart and Sarah Wheedleton
  • The Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Support Professional Award: Annie Caldwell
  • President’s Award: Richard Dean
  • Employee of the Year: All of Arc of Howard County DSPs
  • COVID-19 Heroes of the Year: Deborah Wagner and Naomi Lyvers

The Arc of Howard County’s 2021 Celebration of Excellence and 60th Year Celebration

The Arc of Howard County's 2021 Celebration of Excellence and 60th Year Celebration-Awards Nomination Form

Winners Announced!

Join The Arc of Howard County for the 2021 Virtual Celebration of Excellence!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. via Zoom

In this 60th Year of The Arc of Howard County’s history, we are so excited to invite you to the Virtual Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To RSVP, please click here.
The Arc of Howard County’s mission statement is: “Achieving full community life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – one person at a time.” The Arc of Howard County seeks to recognize individuals and groups who put our mission statement into practice.
This year’s winners are:
  • Self-Advocate of the Year: Jeffrey Jones, Carlotta Martin, and Janice Martin
  • Excellence in Employment: Robert Walker, Natalie Dohner, and Vytex Windows
  • Excellence in Professional Services: ALFA Specialty Pharmacy
  • Excellence in Community: FEED HOWARD COUNTY
  • Excellence in Public Service: Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Eric Ebersole
  • Volunteer of the Year: Matt Hart and Sarah Wheedleton
  • The Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Support Professional Award: Annie Caldwell
  • President’s Award: Richard Dean
  • Employee of the Year: TO BE ANNOUNCED!
  • COVID-19 Hero of the Year: TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Register for 2021 Celebration of Excellence!

A Zoom link will be sent when you register.

Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of this year’s nominees! Thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

POSTPONED: 2020 Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards

NOTE: The Arc of Howard County Celebration of Excellence Awards has been postponed. Event will be rescheduled. Date to come.

The Arc of Howard County Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards

May 13, 2020

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Ten Oaks Ballroom

5000 Signal Bell Lane

Clarksville, MD 21029

Join us for this wonderful evening where we recognize outstanding community members for their work in advancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


2019 Celebration of Excellence Awards!

2019 Celebration of Excellence Awards!

The Arc of Howard County’s Celebration of Excellence was held at Ten Oaks Ballroom on April 30, 2019.  We would like to thank our
Premium Sponsor – DEX imaging and our Beverage Sponsor –Twin Valley Distillers!
Celebration of Excellence is an evening where we honor those who have made a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thank you to everyone who came out to share the evening with us!
Thank you to the
Rev. Paige Getty for her keynote address and to Secretary
 Carol Beatty! Photos by Randy Lovelace Photography.

Click here to view invitation– Arc-Celebration Of Excellence2