Doty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Angela Doty, M.A., GCDF, received the Esther Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Career Development Association during the organization’s 14th Annual Spring Professional Development Institute recently held in Portland, Oregon.

Angela DotyDoty is the Director of Academic Services and Career Development at Northwest Christian University where she leads and oversees the University’s Academic Services including the office of Academic Advising, Career Development, Disability Services, and Tutoring. She also coordinates and supervises the undergraduate internship program. In addition, she counsels and advises students and alumni in career-related areas such as major selection, job search strategies, graduate school preparation, and life planning.

“I’m deeply humbled to receive this award,” said Doty, who served as OCDA’s president from 2007 to 2010. “I am blessed to live out my passion and calling at NCU. Guiding students in the pursuit of their calling is incredibly rewarding in and of itself.”

Former OCDA President Matt Morscheck, Director of Education with FamilyCare Health in Portland, nominated Doty for the award.

“Angela is a consummate professional, a dedicated leader, and always a delight to work with,” Morscheck said. “Angela has a unique ability to lead from the heart, using her passion to inspire and engage others. It’s these strengths that I believe have made her a sought-after leader in our field, and why I can think of no one more deserving of this year’s Esther Matthews Award.”

The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated lifelong leadership, scholarship, and professional commitment to the career development field. The award is named after retired University of Oregon Professor Esther Elizabeth Matthews. She earned a B.S. in 1940 from Massachusetts State, and a M.Ed., in 1943, and an Ed.D., in 1960 from Harvard University. She taught at Harvard and Columbia University before joining the University of Oregon in 1966 in counseling psychology. During her tenure, Matthews received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions from career development, academic and professional societies. She retired in 1980 as professor emeriti and died in June 2010, at her home in Eugene, Oregon.

“The NCU Campus Community is so pleased that Angela received this well-deserved recognition,” said Dennis Lindsay, Dr. Theol., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. “Angela cares about NCU students. She is a champion for developing and executing innovative programs that greatly enhance the NCU experience for our students and she is building strong partnerships with quality employers who hire our graduates.”

Doty is a double graduate of NCU. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree from the University. In 2014, she received the National Career Development Association’s Outstanding Career Practitioner Award.

The Oregon Career Development Association (OCDA) is a division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and part of the Oregon Counseling Association. Its mission is to create partnerships among career development practitioners in Oregon and to raise the statewide standards of professional service in career development.

OCDA members include career development practitioners from business/industry, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies, and private practices.

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