Awards

  • Robert Simmons III and Lloyd Dean with Dean Li.

    2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners Robert Simmons III, Lloyd Dean and Dean Li. (Not pictured: Rochelle Gores Fredston)

  • 2018 Golden Apple and Keystone award winners with President Montgomery

    2018 Golden Apple and Keystone Award winners with President Montgomery and Dean Li.

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 be honored and presented at the WMU Night of Excellence on Friday, Oct. 11

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

Hon. Dennis Archer (B.S.'65, Special Education)
Chair emeritus, Dickinson Wright PLLC
CEO, Dennis W. Archer PLLC
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Dr. Fritz Erickson (B.S.'80, Elementary Education)
President, Northern Michigan University
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Dr. Carol Whitney (B.S.'66, Elementary Education; M.A.'69, Teaching)
Founder, Gifted Students of Ohio
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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 Golden Apple Award will be honored and presented at the Golden Apple and Keystone Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 10.

2019 Golden Apple Award Recipients

Dr. Margaret McGlinchey (B.A.'95, Elementary Education; M.S.'00, Special Education; Ed.D.'03, Special Education)
Educational Consultant
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Dr. Wayne "Rusty" Stitt (M.A.'99, Educational Leadership; Ph.D.'10, Educational Leadership)
Superintendent, Schoolcraft Community Schools
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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 Keystone Early Career Award will be honored and presented at the Golden Apple and Keystone Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 10.

2019 Keystone Early Career Award Recipient

Kristen Johnson Brogan, R.D. (B.S.'09, Dietetics and Exercise Science)
Chief Mindful Living Officer, On Target Living
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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 Keystone Meritorious Achievement Award will be honored and presented at the Golden Apple and Keystone Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 10.

2019 Keystone Meritorious Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Kirk Brumels (M.A.'90, Athletic Training; Ph.D.'05, Educational Leadership)
Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Hope College
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