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.

Nominations are now closed for 2024 and recipients will be announced later this spring. Recipients will be honored at the CEHD Exceptional Alumni Awards Celebration on April 30, 2024.

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

Congratulations to the 2023 Alumni Award of Excellence recipients

            Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson
BS ’77, Elementary Education and MA ’82, Education

Larry Johnson (he/him/his) is a storyteller, educator, and business owner who has managed outdoor education programs, directed CCTV and community cable operations, and produced numerous radio and TV shows, mainly around issues and local storytellers. He started the "teller-friendly" participatory patient TV channel at Mpls.Children’s Hospital in the mid 70s and then taught storytelling and video in the Mpls. schools for over 20 years. Much of his work engages themes of environmental awareness, social justice, and conflict resolution.

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Kristin J. Morris
BS ’05 and MEd ’08, Human Resource Development

Dr.Kristin J. Morris (she/her) is CEO & Principal Consultant of Genesis Consulting Services, LLC. She has been teaching adults for 13 years, merging theory and practice to foster a robust learning experience and environment for students. In her 16 years of leadership experience, she is most proud of winning the Provider of the Year Award for Ramsey County.

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Kristin J. Morris

Alumni award recipients were interviewed
in advance of the Exceptional Alumni Awards Celebration on April 20.

Past alumni award of excellence recipients:

  • 2022: Ashley Landers and Abdul Omari
  • 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