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

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

2020 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient
Dr. Pamela “Sissi” Carroll ’80
Dean, College of Community Innovation and Education
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Outstanding Administrator Award

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.

2020 Outstanding Administrator Award Recipient
Mr. Johnny Yates ’77
Retired Superintendent, Lawrence County (AL) School System
Moulton, AL

Outstanding Educator Award

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.

2020 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient
Ms. Rachel Chastain ’01
Agriscience Teacher, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and the Blind
Talladega, AL

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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

2020 Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient
Dr. Sydney Freeman ’08
Associate Professor of Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID