Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Each spring, the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University acknowledges students, faculty and staff for their great accomplishments from the past year. Recipients are nominated by fellow faculty, staff and students and voted on by the Awards and Recognition Committee.

Required materials:
A completed nomination form and one support form is required. Additional support forms are optional and will be accepted if submitted. If nomination and support forms are not fully complete, submissions will not be reviewed by Awards and Recognition Committee.

Deadline for submission: March 9, 2018
*Note: Those submitting Support information need only fill out the Support Form.

Nomination form Support form

The College of Education and Human Development Awards and Recognition Committee is accepting nominations of individuals in the college for the following awards:

The committee encourages nominations from faculty, staff and students. Nominations are to be based on the criteria outlined for each award. Questions may be directed to Amy Burns.

2017 award recipients

Image of 2017 award recipients

Esprit De Corps Award

  • Dr. Jim Muchmore

Staff Excellence Award

  • Derek Andree

Multicultural Advocate Award for Global Engagement

  • Dr. Yuanlong Liu

Multicultural Advocate Award for Promotion of Diversity

  • Melissa Holman

Teaching Excellence Award

  • Part-time—David Melotti

Mary L. Dawson Teaching Excellence Award

  • Dr. Sue Poppink

Rising Star Award

  • Doctoral—Xingyuan Gao
  • Masters—Gerica Lee
  • Undergraduate—Katherine Williamson

Strengthening Community Connections Award

  • Dr. Patricia Reeves

Trailblazer Award

  • Dr. Beverly Vandiver