2014 CEHD Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni

Marilyn R. Armour
M.A., social work, 1968
Ph.D., social work, 2000
Distinguished academic career at the University of Texas at Austin as a faculty member, and important contributor to the field of restorative justice

Joyce A. Stephens Bell
A.A., general education, 1967
B.S., elementary education, 1970
M.A., elementary education, 1985
Ed.D., educational policy & administration, 1999
distinguished career in K-12 education as a teacher and principal, and commitment to educational equity

Eric G. Campbell
M.A., education, 1993
Ph.D., education, 1996
research and policy work that is improving health services nationwide

Rita M. Davern
M.Ed., family education, 2003
Leadership in family education, partnering with parents and organizations to support and promote healthy families

Jan S. Greenberg
Ph.D., family social science, 1987
leadership in higher education and groundbreaking research on the role of parents caring for mentally ill and autistic children

Mindy G. Greiling
M.A., elementary education, 1974
career as an educator and distinguished Minnesota legislator

Debra K. Harless
M.A., educational psychology, 1987
Ph.D., educational psychology, 1995
outstanding service as a leader, team builder, counselor, faculty member, and administrator in higher education

Anne L. Helmholz
B.S., education, 1967
career as founder and executive director of Literacy Source, working to build a literate community and promote self sufficiency

Ann L. Jaede
B.S., education, 1957
M.A., education, 1965
distinguished career in juvenile justice working to prevent teen pregnancy, fetal alcohol syndrome, and child sexual abuse

Julie M. Jensen
B.S., elementary education, 1965
M.A., curriculum & instruction, 1970
Ph.D., educational administration, 1974
distinguished academic career in language arts at the University of Texas at Austin, and many civic contributions to the  community of Hutchinson, Minnesota

Penny M. Kodrich
D.L., educational administration, 1986
dedication to youth, families, schools and community and administrative leadership in special education and special services for students

Michael J. Lovett
M.A., educational administration, 1973
Ph.D., educational administration, 1979
career as a distinguished educator, administrator and passionate advocate for students

C. Mary Mackbee 
M.A., educational administration, 1979
exceptional educational leadership and commitment to closing the achievement gap at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota

Anita Mallory
B.S., kindergarten & elementary education, 1968
trajectory from kindergarten teacher to one of the top Mary Kay saleswomen in the world

Candice J. Nadler 
M.Ed., early childhood education, 1982
Ph.D., educational administration, 1990
career as an outstanding counselor, philanthropist and community leader

Irene M. Ott 
M.S., home economics, 1968
distinguished career as a home economist, focusing on farm and home management for low-income families

Gary S. Prest
B.S., elementary education, 1972
M.Ed., elementary education, 1975
Ph.D., educational administration, 1993
outstanding leadership in public school education as a teacher, principal and superintendent

Joan M. Solomon
B.S., speech pathology, 1967
accomplished artist who is committed to promoting sustainability and connection to nature through art

Henry W. Terrell
Ph.D., educational administration, 1974
Exceptional career as a principal, associate superintendent and educational consultant

Velma H. Terrell
Ph.D., educational administration, 1979
leadership in K-12 education as a counselor and principal, and passionate advocate for student achievement

Hope Bouvette Thornberg
M.A., industrial education, 1975
Ph.D., education, 1979
extraordinary career and wide-ranging contributions as an educator, administrator, nurse, and pilot

Dorothy J. Van Soest
M.S.W., social work, 1975
commitment to promoting social justice through leadership in social work education

Jacalyn W. Weissenburger
B.S., elementary education, 1972
Ph.D., educational psychology, 2003
distinguished career as a school psychologist, school counselor, teacher, and educational leader

Degrees listed were earned in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.