College of Education and Human Development Statue

Celebrating Our Past. Transforming The Future.


This fall, the College of Education and Human Development will begin a year-long celebration of 50 years of excellence.

Throughout our history we have been charged with transforming and enriching lives through education and health. Created as a school for teachers, we are now a school for leaders.

We offer 21 undergraduate programs and more than 30 graduate programs across multiple emphasis areas.

Educators, sports professionals, business leaders, healthcare professionals. Whatever the industry, our graduates are game-changers. Our graduates transform lives.

About the College

We Teach Texas


We are proud to be one of 11 universities in the Texas A&M University System preparing educators for Texas school systems.

There are more than 10,000 Aggies working in Texas schools across 746 districts and 208 counties. Thanks to our excellence in teacher preparation, these Aggies will stay in the classrooms long after their peers.

Become a Teacher

Learn about the TAMUS initiative

Departments in the College of Education & Human Development

Business professionals meeting outside of a cubicle workspace.

EAHR develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service.

Educational Psychology Teacher Painting Students

EPSY is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts.

Health-kinesiology

HLKN is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

Teaching learning culture middle grades classroom

TLAC’s mission is to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on collaboration, diversity, critical thinking, and creativity.

Staff and Faculty Kudos

If you’ve had a great encounter with a College of Education and Human Development faculty or staff member, tell us about it! Nominate them here.

College of Education and Human Development

Outstanding Alumni Awards & Gala

We are now accepting nominations for 2019 outstanding alumni.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor the College of Education and Human Development can bestow upon its former students. Since 2004, the college has been honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their chosen fields with significant impact, innovation and influence in the college, in their community and beyond.

Each Outstanding Alumni honoree receives a bronze medallion on a ribbon to be worn around the neck and the Early Career honoree(s) receives a plaque at the Outstanding Alumni Gala held each fall.

Eligibility


Individuals, living or deceased, meeting the following eligibility requirements, will be considered for recognition:

  1. Graduate of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University (undergraduate or graduate) or predecessor major.  This includes those who graduated with an education degree from the College of Education; College of Education and Human Development; or the College of Liberal Arts when Education was a part of that college.
  2. Not a previous recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award/Early Career
  3. Not currently employed by Texas A&M University-College Station, Texas
  4. Individuals may be nominated for the Early Career Outstanding Alumni Award – a graduate that has earned his/her degree within the past three to ten years and meets the award criteria listed below.
  5. Individuals may be nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award even if they are a past recipient of the Early Career Award.

Criteria


The college will recognize/honor its graduates who contribute to Texas and the nation based upon consideration of one or both of the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of outstanding contributions or leadership within their chosen fields across their community, state and the nation through professional service, public service and/or civic activities
  2. Provides extraordinary support for the benefit of the college

Nomination Requirements


Nominations packets are reviewed annually and honorees are selected by a committee. The nominator must provide all materials pertinent to the nomination. The complete nomination file is limited to 12 pages.

The following items are required:

  1. Download Nomination Form
  2. Vita/CV/Resume (no more than three pages) to include:
    a. Nominee’s education (degrees, honorary degrees, names of institutions, year conferred)
    b. Nominee’s awards (professional, community, business, etc.)
    c. Nominee’s accomplishments and contributions
  3. Statement of Nominee’s “Transformational Moments” throughout their career
  4. One nomination letter (two page limit)
  5. Two support letters (two page limit per letter)

Note: If you nominated someone in 2017 and/or 2018, and would like them to be reconsidered, please submit an updated nomination page, a current resume/vita/CV, as well as a statement of nominee’s “Transformational Moments” throughout their career. We will pull the remaining information for the previous packet to complete submission.

Past Recipients


  • 2019


    Anthony Donato, Ph.D. '04

    Olga Perez-Garcia Gentry '86

    Tom Glenn '73, '77

    Matt Timmons '00

    Kendra L. Williams-Diehm, Ph.D. '99, '02, '06

    Lt. Cmdr. Josh Swift, Ph.D. '10 (Early Career Recipient)

    Christie Whitbeck, Ph.D. '11 (Early Career Recipient)

     
  • 2018


    Matthew Allen '03

    Jimmy Cheek '69

    Judy Webb LeUnes '76

    Charol Shakeshaft '78

    Daphne Watkins '06

    Rose Mason '12 (Early Career Recipient)

    Edgar J. Villarreal '07 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2017


    Dr. Steven Furney '75

    Don D. Albrecht, Ph.D. '76

    Gayle Bellomy '74

    Henry J. Ostermann '72

    Brandon R. Macias '12 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2016


    Tiffany Barfield '99

    Dr. Rita Barrera Hernandez '86

    Gary Kubiak '83

    Kelly Ricks '92

    Dr. Terry Kidd '11 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2015


    E. Brooks Applegate III '86

    Trevor M. Burt '95

    Meixia Ding '05

    Barbara Teague Polnick '99

    Eun Sook Kim '08 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2014


    John W. Logan '83 (Posthumously Awarded)

    Ronald S. Palomares '83 '92

    Nico P. Pronk '92

    Donald J. Stockton '96

    Matthew Lee Smith '08 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2013


    Bobbie Biggs '76

    William Dee Nichols '95

    Salvador Hector Ochoa '89

    T. Gilmour Reeve '76

    Melanie Sartore-Baldwin '07 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2012


    Pebbles Fagan '97

    Art Hernandez '87

    Michael Sagas '99 '01

    Maria Shelton '87

  • 2011


    Kevin P. Jackson '00

    June Scobee Rodgers '83

  • 2010


    Carla Chapman Amacher '93 '95

    Xitao Fan '93

    John E. Trott, Jr. '66 '72

    Jennifer L. Milam '01 '08 (Early Career Award)

  • 2009


    Eddie J. Davis '67 '73 '80

    Celia R. Goode-Haddock '72

    Gertrude B. Henry '95

    Deanna F. Yates '91

    Jo Ann Bludau '94

  • 2008


    Peggy Coghlan '76

    Susan J. Simpson '03

    David P. Thompson '84

    Jack Michael Willoughby '67

  • 2007


    Robin L. Hughes '97

    Pamela Rodriguez Juarez '77

    David A. Rubenstein '77

    Emilie A. Naiser '03 (Early Career Award)

  • 2006


    James F. Fales '72

    Deneese L. Jones '88

    Joseph Mitchell '83

  • 2005


    Paul B. Beran '96

    William A. Thomson '79

  • 2004


    Cecil B. Drain '86

    Arno W. Krebs '64

    James E. McMunigal '86

Contact


For more information, please contact:

Wendy Kreider
wkreider@tamu.edu
979-845-6411

Hard Copy Nomination Packets can be sent to:

Wendy Kreider
802F Harrington Tower
4222 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4222

 

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