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Alumni Society celebrates outstanding 2011 award recipients

The CEHD Alumni Society honored its 2011 award recipients April 22 at an evening ceremony in the McNamara Alumni Center. The Alumni Society, established in 1956, works to create lifelong connections with alumni, students, and friends of the college, enhance the student experience, and advocate for the college and the University.

This year's honorees include Bryan Jackson, William E. Gardner Pre K-12 Outstanding Educator; Adele Munsterman, Gordon M.A. Mork Outstanding Educator; Dirk Miller, Larry Wilson award-winner; Arunya Tuicomepee, Emerging Leader award-winner; Frances Vavrus, Robert H. Beck Faculty Teaching award-winner; and Yoav Lavee, Distinguished International Alumni award-winner.

Jackson earned his B.S. degree in elementary education from CEHD and is an exceptional third-grade teacher at the Latin School of Chicago. Munsterman, M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, taught Spanish and French at Fridley High School for 32 years, earning numerous honors. Miller, Ph.D. in counseling psychology, is founder of The Emily Program, one of the most recognized comprehensive eating disorder treatment programs in the country.

Tuicomepee, Ph.D. in counseling psychology, is an honored psychology faculty member at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and has been internationally recognized for her research and work with tsunami survivors. Vavrus, professor in CEHD's organizational leadership, policy and development, is an outstanding classroom teacher and expert on comparative and international education. Lavee, Ph.D. in family social science, is a noted professor of social work and dean of students at the University of Haifa in Israel who is an expert on family stress.

See past Alumni Society award winners here.

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