Awards

  • 2 award winners with Dr. Li.

    2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners Dr. Carol Whitney, Dr. Fritz Erickson and Honorable Dennis Archer with Dean Li at the Night of Excellence Awards Ceremony.

  • Award winners with Dr. Li and Dr. Geier

    Golden Apple and Keystone Award winners with Dean Li and Dr. Brett Geier. (Dr. Kirk Brumels, Kristen Brogan, R.D., Dr. Wayne "Rusty" Stitt, and Dr. Margaret McGlinchey)

Event details

2021 Golden Apple and Keystone Awards
Friday, October 15, 2021
5 p.m., South Ballroom, Bernhard Center

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2021 Golden Apple and Keystone Award recipients

Golden Apple Award

Mark Bielang, Superintendent, Portage Public Schools
Sandy Standish, Retired, Executive Director, Kalamazoo County Ready 4s

Keystone Early Career Award

Matthew Wittbrodt, Senior Data Scientist, Northwestern University

Keystone Meritorious Award

Alandra Washington, Vice President of Quality and Organizational Effectiveness and the Transformation

Outstanding Alumni award

The CEHD Outstanding Alumni Award is one of the University's highest alumni awards and is given to alumni who bring distinction to their alma mater through professional achievements and who have enjoyed a high level of success in their careers. 

The Outstanding Alumni Award will not be awarded in 2021.

Golden Apple award

The Golden Apple Award is given to honor two outstanding individuals who graduated from the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University and are presently working or retired from the many professions involved in the educational experience. The individuals will be personally selected by their peers as being representative of educational excellence and commitment. The 2020 Golden Apple and Keystone Awards will be celebrated on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. in the Fetzer Center.

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Keystone Early Career award

The Keystone Early Career Award is designed to recognize one graduate who has achieved substantial professional growth and advancement within the last ten years in his or her chosen profession in the field of human development. The 2020 Golden Apple and Keystone Awards will be celebrated during a virtual event in the spring of 2021 (date TBD).

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Keystone Meritorious Achievement award

The Keystone Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes one graduate (graduation year must be at least 10 years prior to nomination year) who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and distinction in the field of human development. The 2020 Golden Apple and Keystone Awards will be celebrated during a virtual event in the spring of 2021 (date TBD).

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