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Dr. Harold Haak Award

Dr. Harold Haak Award recipients are educators who demonstrate exemplary leadership in promoting business education partnerships.


The Dr. Harold Haak Award for Educational Excellence for Building Business/Education Partnerships is awarded for exemplary leadership to an educator who has promoted business education partnerships.

This award is named for Dr. Harold Haak in recognition of his long service to education and his service as the first Executive Director of The Fresno Compact.

2024 Dr. Harold Haak Award

The Fresno Compact is pleased to announce Fabrizio Lofaro, Superintendent of Valley ROP as this year’s esteemed award winner. We are thrilled to honor him at this year’s Business-Education Shareholders’ Luncheon where we will also honor this year’s Partnerships Awards winners.


We encourage you to submit your nomination for an outstanding educator from your organization. Nominations for the 2025 Dr. Harold Haak Award will be available beginning June 1, 2024.

In order to qualify for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Nominees must be an employee of your educational organization
  • Nominees must have a track record of outstanding performance in building business/education partnerships for your organization

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2023 Fresno Compact Award Winners Video

Past Dr. Harold Haak Award Winners

2023 Jared Savage
2022 Jim Yovino
2020 Deborah Adishian-Astone
2019 Carole Goldsmith
2018 Dr. Sandra Caldwell
2017 Dr. Bill F. Stewart
2016 Dr. Don Ulrich
2015 Michael A. Berg
2014 David Clark
2013 Sally Fowler
2012 Dr. D. Merrill Ewert
2011 Diane Franklin
2010 Debbie Young
2009 Susan Fisher
2008 Dr. Tom Crow
2007 Dr. John Welty
2006 Lucy Vasquez
2005 Dr. Peter Mehas
2004 Valerie Vuicich
2003 Dr. Arthur Wiebe
2002 Dr. Terry Bradley