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Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Alumni Awards

Alumni awards nomination form

Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes alumni of the College of Education and Human Development (including graduates of the former General College and the graduates of degree programs of the former College of Human Ecology—family social science, home economics, and social work) who have earned their highest degree from the college within the last 10 years, have achieved early distinction in their career related to education and human development, are considered "rising stars" in their profession, and have provided volunteer leadership and service to their communities.

Nominations should list the notable professional achievements; explain how the candidate exhibits leadership skills through examples of vision, collaboration, creativity, inclusion, and integrity; provide examples of how the candidate is a mentor or role model to others; and provide examples of how the nominee has made a difference or impact in his or her community through volunteer service. (Self nominations will not be accepted.)

Gordon M. A. Mork Outstanding Educator Award

The Gordon M. A. Mork Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a graduate of the College of Education and Human Development who has demonstrated excellence in the field of school-based education. The nominee must be (or have been) in teaching, counseling, or other non-administrative roles in a school-based educational setting.

Criteria

  1. contributions in the field of education
  2. willingness to share her or his proficiency with fellow educators
  3. direction given to other persons by his or her example
  4. leadership in local, state, or national education organizations.

(Self-nominations will not be accepted.)

William E. Gardner PreK-12 Outstanding Educator Award

The William E. Gardner PreK-12 Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a graduate of the College of Education and Human Development who has demonstrated excellence in the field of PreK-12 school-based education. Nominees must be (or have been) in teaching, counseling, or other non-administrative roles at the pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school level.

Criteria

  1. demonstrated knowledge and use of research-based best practices with students, families, and fellow educators
  2. demonstrated willingness to share skills, knowledge, expertise, and evidence of professional contributions designed to enhance educational practices at any pre-kindergarten through grade 12 level
  3. demonstrated collaborative leadership in education in or beyond the district of employment
  4. demonstrated experience and success working with diverse cultures.

(Self-nominations will not be accepted.)

Larry Wilson Award

The Larry Wilson Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in educational achievement outside the traditional school environment. The nominee must be a graduate of the University of Minnesota and must be (or have been) an active educator in a non-school-based setting (business, professional organization, public agency, nonprofit corporation).

Criteria

  1. significant contribution in the field of non-school-based education or training, and exhibited a willingness to share her or his proficiency with colleagues
  2. leadership in local, state, or national non-school educational organizations
  3. direction given to other persons by her or his example.

(Self-nominations will not be accepted.)

Distinguished International Alumni Award

The Distinguished International Alumni Award recognizes international CEHD alumni who have achieved distinction or made significant contributions to the field of education and human development.

Criteria

  1. any alumni from the College of Education and Human Development who has achieved great distinction for accomplishments in her or his own country or region
  2. has received a graduate or undergraduate degree from a current unit of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.

Contact Chris Johnstone, director of international initiatives, for questions regarding this award’s nomination process.



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