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Nominations are now open for the 2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Each year, we are proud to present our Distinguished Alumni Awards. With these awards, we express our deep appreciation to those who, through their service, contributions, and accomplishments, bring distinction and honor to the College of Education and beyond. UGA faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are welcome to nominate College of Education undergraduate or graduate alumni in different stages in their careers.

Nominations will be open from May 1, 2016 through July 1, 2016. A committee that includes students, faculty, and alumni of the College of Education and Office of College Advancement representatives will select the recipients. Nominees will be considered for the award category determined to be most appropriate by the selection committee and will be notified in the early fall of their selection as award recipients.

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More Information

For questions regarding the Distinguished Alumni Awards, please contact Nancy Butler, Associate Director of Alumni Relations.

The Awards

Nominations may be submitted for College of Education undergraduate or graduate alumni in different stages in their careers. A committee that includes students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Education, as well as representatives of the Office of College Advancement, is responsible for delegating nominees to specific categories and selecting the recipients.

See 2015-16's award winners

Outstanding Educator Alumni Award

Recognizes a graduate of the College who has made a significant impact in K-12 or higher education.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Recognizes a graduate of the College who is 40 or younger at the time of the nomination who has made outstanding contributions to the profession.

Outstanding Service Award

Recognizes a graduate or friend of the College who demonstrates outstanding and continued dedication and service or philanthropy to the College.

Professional Achievement Award

Recognizes a graduate of the College who is in the mid-point of his/her career and has demonstrated significant achievements (promotions and awards) in his/her field.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes a graduate of the College who holds a distinction in diverse fields of academia, healthcare, business, sports administration or government and has demonstrated outstanding success in his/her work. The recipient must be a recognized leader and has made a significant impact.

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