Outstanding Alumni Awards


Each year, graduates of the College of Education who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or the college are recognized at the Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony.  The four categories are:

Outstanding Alumni Award

Jean Thompson

Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the college who has made outstanding contributions to the profession or college.

2021 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
Dr. Jean Thompson ’76
Retired Educator
Greenville, Alabama

Outstanding Administrator Award

Sarah Armstrong

Outstanding Administrator Award recognizes a graduate of the college who is in an administrative/supervisory role; e.g., superintendent, principal, director, supervisor, coordinator; can be from a school, university, agency, or community setting.

2021 Outstanding Administrator Award Recipient
Mrs. Sarah Armstrong ’01
Principal, Drake Middle School, Auburn City Schools
Auburn, Alabama

Outstanding Educator Award

John Rayfield

Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a graduate of the college who is a practitioner directly engaged with students; e.g., teacher, counselor, librarian; can be from a school, university, agency, or community setting.

2021 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient
Dr. John Rayfield ’93
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication
Texas Tech University

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Desmond Delk

Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the college who has made outstanding contributions to the profession or college.

2021 Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient
Desmond Delk ’10
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Langston University, Langston, OK