2015 CEHD Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni

Ron O. Anderson
M.A., education, 1990
Ph.D., educational psychology, 1994
innovative leadership in the field of higher education, including your commitment to providing diverse students with multiple paths to success

Donald F. Bibeau
M.S.W., social work, 1997
Ed.D., work community family education, 2005
leadership in education and mentorship of generations of students

Reggie L. Bicha
M.S.W., social work, 2000
leadership in human services and child welfare at the state level

Judith Becker Bryant
Ph.D., child psychology, 1981
outstanding teaching and research in cognitive and developmental psychology, especially in language development

Pi Nian Chang
M.A., industrial education, 1968
Ph.D., education, 1974
groundbreaking efforts to better diagnose and treat fetal alcohol syndrome disorder among Minnesota's children

Chen Chen
Ph.D., education, 2004
commitment to families, and your innovation in fashion design and entrepreneurial leadership

Eleida M. Gomez
M.S.W., social work, 1966
outstanding contributions to school social work and administrative services in the Chicago Public Schools and throughout the community

Yardena H. Harpaz
M.A., educational administration, 1975
Ph.D., educational administration, 1977
leadership in international education, especially in the state of Israel

Delores Henderson
Ph.D., educational administration, 1982
half century of achievement in promoting both excellence and equity in K-12 education as a St. Paul teacher, principal and innovator

Raleigh Kaminsky
B.S., secondary education, 1972
many significant contributions during your 40 year career at the U of MN and your service to CEHD and the broader University community

John A. Kundla
B.S., education, 1939
outstanding contributions to the physical and social development of young adults, particularly as a coach at the college and professional levels

Nancy J. Latini
B.S., elementary education, 1965
Ph.D., educational administration, 1985
significant contributions to special education and your esteemed career in educational leadership at the state level

Don E. Lifto
Ph.D., educational administration, 1995
significant contributions to K-12 education as a superintendent and a consultant

Joseph D. Novak
B.S., science education, 1952
M.S., science education, 1954
landmark contributions to science education and to theories of knowledge creation and communication

Natalie D. Rasmussen
B.S., life science, 1990
Ph.D., education curriculum and instruction, 2006
outstanding teaching in science education, your commitment to mentoring young people, and public school leadership

Marilyn M. Sauer
B.S., elementary education, 1950
leadership in teacher training, public school administration, and community building

Ron Strand
B.S., curriculum and instruction, 1960
outstanding career spanning sales, education, and business, as well as your community leadership and service

Amy S. Tolbert
Ph.D., education, 1990
founding of ECCO International, your multicultural competency, your proficiency as a presenter, consultant, author, and trainer

Lindsay M. Whalen
B.S., sports studies, 2006
commitment to being a positive role model and inspiration to so many, particularly girls and young women

Annie Wilson
B.S., elementary education, 1991
tireless advocacy on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens by helping to bring awareness and build solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges

Holly K. Zanville
Ph.D., educational administration, 1976
bold efforts across the educational spectrum to modernize and optimize the structures, systems, and processes that impact student success