Education Alumni Award Honorees

Ethel and Allen “Buddy” Carruth Sustained Leadership in Education Award 

Established in 2004, this award recognizes significant service to the education community by an esteemed graduate or friend of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. The award honors the memory of Ethel Carruth, ED'43, a distinguished alumna, benefactor, and friend of Penn GSE. Mrs. Carruth and her late husband, Allen Carruth, left an extraordinary legacy, fostering enthusiastic dedication and support of numerous causes, inspiring benevolence and a lifetime of involvement. Their support of education impacted many in the field and motivated unprecedented achievement and guidance throughout the community. The recipient of this award will serve as an inspiration to others, transcending expectations and providing opportunities in service. 

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  • 2021, Ronald Whitaker, GED’11
  • 2020, Saqi Mehta, GED’01
  • 2018, Karen P. Boback, GR’85
  • 2017, Natasha M. Murray, GRD’05
  • 2016, Sydney H. Coffin, GED’00
  • 2016, Christine Hernandez, GED’10
  • 2013, Scott H. Reikofski, GRD’08
  • 2012, Dawn Pleas, GRD’07
  • 2011, William E. Macht, ED’43, GED’48
  • 2010, Corrinne A. Caldwell, GR85
  • 2009, M. Ginny Sutton, GR’95
  • 2007, Althier M. Lazar, GR’93
  • 2005, Robert M. Aiken, ED’64, GED’66