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Nominations for the 2020-21 College of Education Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards Program are now being accepted. The College recognizes those who have made significant contributions to their respective fields, the College of Education, and larger University community.

The deadline for submission is JANUARY 31, 2021.

The awards nomination process has been streamlined with revised requirements for supporting documents. Fill out the writeable awards nomination form (PDF, 88 KB) and submit it along with the supporting materials to Janel Fitzgerald in the Operations office.

All Nomination Packets will include:

* Nomination Form
* Nominator's letter
* Candidate's vita or resume (when applicable)
* Two letters of support

For assistance, please contact Janel Fitzgerald in the Operations Office at any time.

Awards

Recognizes exemplary performance in the conduct of research by a College of Education faculty member.

A Junior faculty member may be nominated for the Outstanding Researcher Award. This award typically recognizes the significance of a particular contribution to the research literature.

A Senior faculty member may be nominated for the Senior Outstanding Researcher Award. This award recognizes the overall impact of one’s research and is typically given to a faculty member who has achieved national and international recognition as a result of his or her legacy.

Recognizes exemplary teaching performance in the classroom. Outstanding teaching implies the use of new instructional content and instructional approach as well as the use of emerging state-of-the-art technology. Undergraduate and graduate instruction may be recognized.

Award nominees may include tenured, tenure-track, visiting, instructors, fixed-term I, and multi-year faculty members.

Recognizes faculty who are approaching the end of their careers. Teaching, research and service excellence over time provide the basis for being recognized with the Career Achievement Award. Typically, the nominee must have spent at least five years in residence at Penn State.

Honors both exempt and non-exempt staff members who contribute in significant ways to the quality of life within the College. Outstanding staff enable administrators, faculty, and students’ success by creating and fostering positive social environments, facilitating communication, and promoting improved methods of productivity.   Each year, this award can be given to one (1) exempt and one (1) non-exempt staff member.

Recognizes an advanced graduate student’s contribution to research and/or teaching. Publications, conference presentations, external recognition from one’s professional association, and exemplary teaching are examples of outstanding performance that may be recognized. The nominee must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the College of Education.

Recognizes undergraduate student leaders. Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time baccalaureate student in the College of Education who is at least a junior and has maintained a 3.0 grade point average.

Recognizes contributions by any faculty, staff or student to the pursuit of the College's diversity agenda.

Previous recipients

  • 2020 Simon Hooper
  • 2019 No Award
  • 2018 No Award
  • 2017 Richard Hazler
  • 2016 Kyle Peck
  • 2015 No Award
  • 2014 James E. Johnson
  • 2013 Patrick Shannon
  • 2012 Barbara Grabowski
  • 2011 Michael Moore
  • 2010 No award
  • 2009 No award
  • 2008 Robert Slaney
  • 2007 Roger Geiger
  • 2006 Patrick Terenzini
  • 2005 Charles Hughes
  • 2004 No award program in 2004
  • 2003 William L. Boyd
  • 2002 Hoi Suen
  • 2001 Martin Simon
  • 2000 Robert F. Nicely, Jr.
  • 1999 Eunice “Nickie” Askov
  • 1998 James Nolan, Jr.
  • 1997 M. Kathleen Heid
  • 1996 Robert Slaney
  • 1995 Edwin L. Herr
  • 1994 Joseph French
  • 1993 Francis DiVesta
  • 1992 Lita Schwartz
  • 2020 Uju Anya
  • 2019 Maryellen Schaub
  • 2018 Mark Kissling
  • 2017 No Award
  • 2016 Susan Land
  • 2015 JoLynn Carney
  • 2014 Mark Threeton
  • 2013 Kathleen Collins
  • 2012 Gail Boldt
  • 2011 No Award
  • 2010 Elizabeth Mellin
  • 2009 Kai Schafft
  • 2008 Scott McDonald
  • 2007 Robert Reason
  • 2006 Lisa Lattuca
  • 2005 Regina Deil-Amen
  • 2020 Gerald LeTendre (Sr.); Jennifer Frank (Jr.)
  • 2019 P. Karen Murphy (Sr.); Elizabeth Hughes (Jr.)
  • 2018 No Award
  • 2017 No Award
  • 2016 William Rothwell
  • 2015 Greg Kelly (Sr.); Mark Threeton (Jr.)
  • 2014 No Award
  • 2013 No Award
  • 2012 Paul Morgan (Sr.); Heather Zimmerman (Jr.)
  • 2011 Esther Prins
  • 2010 David McNaughton
  • 2008-2009 No award
  • 2007-2008 No award
  • 2008-2009 No award
  • 2020 Megan Foster and Darlene Kolesar
  • 2019 Heather Decker and Brenda Martinez
  • 2018 Jennifer Glasgow and Mary Pearce
  • 2017 Cathy Hipple and Joshua Miller
  • 2016 Erin Garthe and Wanda Wasilko
  • 2015 Chris Andrus and Carol Fantaskey
  • 2014 Beth Moyer and Jeanette Tressler
  • 2013 Karen Tzilkowski
  • 2012 Susan Hunter
  • 2011 Joe Bigler and Kelly McClure
  • 2010 Leslie Foster and Joe Savrock
  • 2009 Terri Watson
  • 2008 Angie Hummel and Cindy Fetters
  • 2007 Heather Homan
  • 2006 Charleon Jeffries
  • 2005 Judy Nastase
  • 2004 No award program in 2004
  • 2003 Cathy Watson
  • 2002 Bobbi Robison
  • 2001 Trudi Haupt
  • 2000 Darla Homan
  • 1999 Becky Contestabile
  • 1998 Pamela Anderson
  • 1997 Patricia Wilson
  • 1996 Susan Kunkle
  • 1995 Suzanne Harpster
  • 1994 Edith Sodergren
  • 1993 Tammy Fetterolf
  • 1992 Linda Haffly
  • 2020 Jonte "JT" Taylor
  • 2019 Elizabeth Smolcic
  • 2018 Samantha Walker
  • 2017 No Award
  • 2016 No Award
  • 2015 Dirk Copland (staff)
  • 2014 Charleon Jeffries (staff)
  • 2013 Rose Baker (faculty)
  • 2012 Robert Clark (faculty)
  • 2011 Edgar Farmer (faculty)
  • 2010 Gail Boldt (faculty)
  • 2009 Keith Wilson (faculty); Paul Datti (graduate student)
  • 2008 Richard Hazler (faculty); Eugenio Longoria Saénz (graduate student)
  • 2006 Miryam Espinosa Dulanto
  • 2005 Maria Schmidt
  • 2020 Ashley Patterson
  • 2019 Efrain Marimon
  • 2018 Anne Elrod Whitney
  • 2017 Gerald K. Henry, Jr.
  • 2016 James Herbert
  • 2015 Greg Mason
  • 2014 Tammy Fetterolf
  • 2013 Gwendolyn Lloyd
  • 2012 Rose Zbiek
  • 2011 Richard Walter
  • 2010 Barbra Van Horn
  • 2009 Rayne Sperling and Jonna Kulikowich
  • 2020 Kaela Fuentes-Packnick
  • 2019 Kathryn Bateman
  • 2018 No Award
  • 2017 Courtney Lynch
  • 2016 Aileen Zabellero
  • 2015 Allison Lockard
  • 2014 Catharine Biddle
  • 2013 Rodney Hughes
  • 2012 Kortney Sherbine
  • 2011 David B. Knight
  • 2010 Douglas Dexter
  • 2009 Hyun-Myoung Lee and Alexander Yin
  • 2008 Nadine Mastroleo
  • 2007 Youjia Hua
  • 2006 Emily Janke
  • 2005 SangHoon Bae
  • 2004 No award program in 2004
  • 2003 Suzanne Adair
  • 2002 Julianna Chaszar
  • 2001 Jennifer Snow-Gerono
  • 2000 Jennifer Grzegorek
  • 1999 Jhan Doughty
  • 1998 Timothy Dohrer
  • 1997 Andrea McLoughlin
  • Taylor Young
  • Krishawna Goins
  • 2018 No Award
  • 2017 No Award
  • 2016 Leigh Boggs
  • 2015 Taylor Manalo
  • 2014 No Award
  • 2013 Marcy Herr
  • 2012 No Award
  • 2011 Lauren Saftlas
  • 2010 Melissa Mueller
  • 2009 Sean Meloy
  • 2006 Rose Mary Zbiek
  • 2005 Carla Zembal-Saul
  • 2004 No award program in 2004
  • 2003 Keith Wilson
  • 2002 Gerald LeTendre
  • 2001 Beverly Vandiver
  • 2000 J. Daniel Marshall
  • 1999 Jeffrey Hayes
  • 1998 Brandon Hunt
  • 1997 Kathleen Bieschke
  • 1996 Thomas Dana
  • 1995 Robert Stevens
  • 1994 William Milheim
  • 1993 Charles Hughes
  • 1992 Barbara Grabowski
  • 2004 No award program in 2004
  • 2003 Jeff Deitrich
  • 2002 Sherry Casamento
  • 2001 Iris Striedieck
  • 2000 Jennifer L. Crissman
  • 1999 Judy Leonard
  • 1998 No award
  • 1997 Jo-Ann Dreibelbis
  • 1996 Richard Walter
  • 1995 Sharon Patrick
  • 1994 Donna Nicely
  • 1993 Richard Riddle
  • 1992 Sharon Suritsky
  • 2004 No award program in 2004
  • 2003 No award
  • 2002 Crystal Surovec
  • 2001 Jackie Taby
  • 2000 Barbara Apaliski
  • 1999 Dawn McGonigal
  • 1998 Amy Seachrist
  • 1997 Vicki Brungart
  • 1996 No award
  • 1995 Bobbi Robison
  • 1994 Eileen Pennisi
  • 1993 Cindy Fetters
  • 1992 Susan Kunkle