Alumni awards

Each year, the University of Minnesota and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) recognize and celebrate alumni, students, and friends for their outstanding achievement and service. Alumni are honored at various stages of their careers.

The CEHD Alumni Society will recognize the outstanding achievements of our alumni at the Exceptional Alumni Awards Celebration on April 30, 2024. During the awards celebration, we will recognize the 2024 Alumni Awards of Excellence, Rising Alumni Awards and the Distinguished International Alumni Award.

Contact the CEHD Alumni Society for further information:

CEHD awards

CEHD rising alumni

CEHD Alumni Society recognizes rising alumni from across our college who have achieved early distinction in their careers, demonstrated emerging leadership, or shown exceptional volunteer service in their communities. Learn more about the rising alumni award.

CEHD alumni award of excellence

The Alumni Award of Excellence recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in their profession, served as mentors to others in their field, or shown exceptional volunteer service. Learn more about the alumni award of excellence.

CEHD distinguished international alumni award

The Distinguished International Alumni Award recognizes outstanding achievements of international CEHD alumni to educational progress in their country. Learn more about the distinguished international alumni award.

CEHD distinguished alumni awards

Established in 2010, the College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who have brought distinction to their professions and communities. Recipients span a diverse range of academic disciplines and career paths: business and civic leaders, counselors and social workers, educators and activists, entrepreneurs, and the most dedicated of volunteers. All are community builders and leaders who make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth, families, schools, and organizations, and whose achievements bring honor to the college.

CEHD Alumni Society Board and scholarship recipients
Dean Rodriguez and Sheila Piippo in the parade car

U of M awards

Visit the archive to read the list of past awards recipients