CEHD alumni award of excellence

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

Recipients will be honored at the CEHD Exceptional Alumni Awards Celebration on April 20.

If you have any questions, please contact us at cehdas@umn.edu or 612-625-5963.

Congratulations to the 2022 Alumni Award of Excellence recipients

Ashley Landers

Ashley Landers
PhD ’16, Family Social Science

Dr. Ashley L. Landers, PhD, LMFT is an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Family Science Program’s Couple and Family Therapy specialization in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. As a community-engaged scholar, Ashley’s research predominantly encompasses projects that are co-created in partnership with the American Indian community.

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Abdul Omari
PhD ’15, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Dr. Abdul Omari is a three-time Gopher, with a bachelor’s in global studies, a master’s of public policy, and a PhD in comparative and international development education. He is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which started as a passion project during his doctorate work. AMO Enterprise provides an educational platform for businesses to work on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

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Abdul Omari

Past alumni award of excellence recipients:

  • 2021: Juliana Carlson and K. Giddings
  • 2019: Chelsea Petree
  • 2018: Candice Nadler and Catherine Rich
  • 2017: Beth Bowman and Karen Filla
  • 2015: Kenneth Dragseth, Amelia Franck Meyer
  • 2014: Kenneth Mauer, Barbara Schmidt
  • 2013: Marvin Davis, Peg Lonnquist