Five Education Professionals Honored at Annual Education Alumni Association Awards

December 11, 2013 - The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) presented the 2013 EAA Awards on Saturday, November 9, at The Inn at Penn. The awards honor the accomplishments of GSE alumni and other education professionals, recognizing outstanding contributions to Penn GSE and the field of education.

EAA President Dominique Aubry, GED’07, welcomed alumni and friends to the ceremony, and Penn GSE Dean Andrew C. Porter addressed the audience, giving updates on the School. Following the presentation of the five awards below, attendees congratulated the honorees at a brunch reception.

The 2013 Penn GSE Education Alumni Association Awards

Kelly Wilcox, GED’03, GRD’11, presented the William B. Castetter Alumni Award of Merit to Lionel A. Anderson, C’04, GED’07. This award recognizes an alumnus or alumna of the Graduate School of Education for significant service to the School. Service to the school may include serving on the Alumni Advisory Board, the Penn Alumni Board, or the Penn GSE Mentoring program.

Bernex Richardson, GED’09, presented the Helen C. Bailey Award to Dr. Ann Martin Dapice, NU’74, GR’80. This award recognizes an outstanding education alumnus or alumna of the University of Pennsylvania who has brought recognition and status to the Graduate School of Education or the University of Pennsylvania and who has made a distinctive contribution to the field of education and to the Graduate School of Education.

EAA Awards Committee Chair Christine Hernandez, GED’10, presented the Ethel and Allen “Buddy” Carruth Sustained Leadership in Education Award to Dr. Scott H. Reikofski, GRD’08. Established in 2004, this award recognizes significant service to the education community by an esteemed alumnus/a or friend of the Penn Graduate School of Education.

Keon M. McGuire, GR’13, presented the Penn GSE Alumni Recent Alumni/Early Career Award of Merit to Dr. Tryan McMickens, GRD’11. This award recognizes a Penn GSE alumnus or alumna who has shown outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and Graduate School of Education prior to their 10th reunion year and is setting an inspirational example for future alumni of Penn GSE.

Tanya Maloney, GRD’14, presented the Penn GSE Educator of the Year Award to GSE Associate Professor of Education Dr. Janine Remillard. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates unusual involvement in and commitment to identifying and helping to resolve school problems and current issues in education.