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Nominations sought for College of Education alumni awards

The College of Education is currently accepting nominations for its annual alumni awards. The awards recognize graduates and friends of the College who have distinguished themselves in their profession and who continue to support the College and University.

The College of Education is currently accepting nominations for its annual alumni awards. The awards recognize graduates and friends of the College who have distinguished themselves in their profession and who continue to support the College and University.

The awards are:

— Alumni Excellence Award: the highest honor given to College of Education alumni. It recognizes career-long, sustained excellence of contribution and achievement to the nominee's chosen profession;

— Outstanding Teaching Award: recognizes a classroom teacher who displays an overall excellence in teaching methodologies, knowledge of the subject matter and the ability to inspire students;

— Leadership and Service Award: acknowledges alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession, in or out of the field of education. Recipients are selected based on leadership and service within a career, community or to society in general;

— Outstanding New Graduate Award: recognizes recent graduates (received his/her degree within the past five years) who have distinguished themselves in their new career, in or out of the field of education; and

— Service to Penn State Award: honors alumni and friends who have made significant contributions of time and talent to the College of Education and/or the University.

Those wishing to nominate an individual must download a nomination form available at https://ed.psu.edu/alumni-friends/award/alumni-society-awards online. Nominations for the 2019 awards must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2019 to Wanda Wasilko at wlw2@psu.edu. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year's awards.

Award recipients are selected by the College of Education's Alumni Society Board committees and are announced each spring. Recipients are officially honored at a special banquet held during the fall semester.

For more information about the awards and the College's Alumni Society, visit https://ed.psu.edu/alumni-friends online.