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Penn GSE awards recognize Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson

This year’s annual Penn GSE awards recognized Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson for their excellent service.

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New Vice Dean of Development and Alumni Relations believes in Penn GSE’s social impact

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New Director of Admissions sees a Penn GSE education as an investment worth making

Education transformed Kervin Pillot’s life by showing him how he could achieve so much more than his surroundings. Now, as Penn GSE’s Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, Pillot wants to pass that lesson along to others.

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Penn GSE Education Alumni Association names 2016 awardees

The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 EAA Awards. Intended to honor the accomplishments of GSE alumni and other education professionals, the awards recognize outstanding contributions to Penn GSE and the field of education.

Penn GSE rises in education school rankings

[[image|left|width=200|src=/system/files/u73/seal_hr_2016.png]]Penn’s Graduate School of Education has risen to 6th in U.S.

Laura Perna Named Inaugural James S. Riepe Professor

Media Contact: 

Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications
katstein@gse.upenn.edu / (215) 898-9642

Philadelphia, PA— Laura Perna has been named the James S.

Four Penn GSE faculty chosen to lead three top education associations

Penn GSE faculty have achieved a rare trifecta in the leadership of professional organizations. Three top associations in education have elected four Penn GSE faculty members to current or future terms as president—demonstrating the School’s place at the forefront of education.

Stanton Wortham appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

Photo Gallery: Penn GSE's newest alumni

On Saturday, Penn GSE recognized the accomplishments of its newest graduates as part of Penn's 259th Commencement. 

May 2015 graduates were joined by December 2014's graduates, and those expected to complete in August 2015 were welcomed to join the procession as well.

Penn GSE will welcome just over 700 students into the alumni ranks.

This gallery of photos by Darryl Moran captures many moments of celebration from the day. Congratulations!

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