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Excellence in Education Archive

list of all recipients of the Penn State College of Education Alumni Society Excellence in Education award

This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a College of Education alumnus. Selections are made on the basis of significant contributions to the field of education. The Excellence in Education award was renamed Alumni Excellence in 2014.

Past Award Honorees:

Alumni Excellence Honorees:

2015 - Virginia "Ginny" Croft '58, '59g

2014 - D. David Conklin '66, '67g and Glenn W. Gamble '59g (posthumously)

Excellence in Education Award Honorees:

2013 - George Santiago, Jr '94g, '86g

2012 - Joyce Graham '86g

2011 - M. Christopher Brown II '97g

2010 - Paulette Lemma '83g, '80g, '67

2009 - Louis Danielson '76g

2008 - Stephen Bagnato '77g

2007 - Ruth Kaminski '75

2006 - C. Jay Hertzog '68, '72g, '80g

2005 - Roland Good III '77, '81g, '85; James F. Nolan, Jr. '83g

2004 - Sara C. Parks '97g

2003 - Bernard J. Badiali '85g

2002 - Peter R. MacDougall '69g; Charles B. Myers '61

2001 - William G. Ellis '68g

2000 - James T. Harris, '88g

1999 - Ronald M. Zaccari '73

1998 - Jonathan D. Fife ‘75g

1997 - John J. Romano ‘72g

1996 - Frank Tien-Jin Chang ‘74g

1995 - Kenneth Zirkle ‘73g

1994 - Allan E. Bayer ’61; Martha Shalitta ‘61

1993 - Phoebe Forrest Link ‘47 ‘52g; Terry L. Eidell ‘61g ‘65g

1992 - John W. Tippeconnic ‘71g ‘75g

1991 - Wayne K. Hoy ‘62g ‘65g

1990 - Martha A. Burns ‘67g ‘71g

1989 - Dennis E. Murray ‘73

1988 - Dorothy J. Skeel ‘61 ‘66

1987 - William H. Greenham ‘53 ‘54

1985 - Albert E. Filano ‘54

1984 - Robert Heller ’62; Ruth Beatty ‘43

1983 - Robert R. Cummings ‘75g; Carl Guerriero ‘61g; Sylvia G. Wagner ‘55

1982 - June E. Baskin ‘64

1981 - John E. Bower ‘46

1980 - William J. Leary, Jr. '62, '65g; Stanley T. Dubelle, Jr. ‘70

1977 - Charles Stull ‘62

1976 - Walter R. Arnold ‘30

1975 - John R. Bonfield ‘68g

1974 - Gerald W. Daghir ‘51 ‘56g

1973 - Harry Freedman ‘69

1972 - Marvin A. Robinson ’65; Robert T. Germaux ’68; Michael H. Kean ‘66

1971 - Elaine A. Trama ‘62

1970 - Donald R. Hetherington ‘64