Alumni Awards

Alumni awards

In honor of the School of Education’s Centennial, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations is launching two annual alumni awards: the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Emerging Leader Alumni Award. Each award will recognize the incredible accomplishments of our alumni, whether they are seasoned professionals or newer to their careers.

Distinguished Alumni Award


The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to a School of Education alum who has made significant contributions to their profession, and whose accomplishments exemplify leadership, innovation, and passion for advancing the field of education.

Criteria
  • School of Education alumni with more than 10 years of professional experience are eligible for the Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Nominees hold collaboration in high regard, and have demonstrated their dedication to building meaningful partnerships within their profession.
  • Eligible candidates have been recognized for their professional achievements by their peers and/or colleagues.
  • Eligible candidates have demonstrated a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the School of Education.
  • School of Education alumni, faculty, and staff may nominate an individual for the Distinguished Alumni Award. Students of alumni who have been uniquely impacted by the mentorship or instruction of a School of Education graduate, as well as colleagues of alumni, are also welcome to submit nominations for this award.

Emerging Leader Alumni Award


The Emerging Leader Alumni Award will be presented to an alum with fewer than 10 years of professional experience after completing their degree at the School of Education. This award will champion alumni who are early in their careers and demonstrate a commitment to the profession of education. Nominees will show potential for continued leadership, and a passion for equity and justice in the field of education.

Criteria
  • School of Education alumni with fewer than 10 years of professional experience are eligible for the Emerging Leader Alumni Award.
  • Nominees have demonstrated their commitment to education and have a record of outstanding accomplishments and leadership since completing their degree. These achievements may include exemplary work in the classroom or administration, impactful research, and/or demonstrating commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the School of Education.
  • School of Education alumni, faculty, and staff may nominate an individual for the Emerging Leader Alumni Award. Students of alumni who have been uniquely impacted by the mentorship or instruction of a recent School of Education graduate, as well as colleagues of alumni, are also welcome to submit nominations for this award.

Submit a nomination


All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of School of Education faculty, staff, and alumni, who will cast their votes for one candidate in each category. Award recipients will be announced in early September, and will be invited to campus in the fall to receive the award at our Centennial celebration.

Submit an alumni award nomination

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Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Room 1323
610 East University Ave, Suite 1033
Ann Arbor, MI 48109