"Next" Magazine Vol. 3 Fall 2016 - Page 42

Nominate someone for our Alumni and Hall of Fame awards! Our alumni are known for their incredible accomplishments, impacting people and policies in Kentucky, the nation and world. We want to recognize these achievements and help tell inspiring stories. Please take a moment to shine a light on a deserving alum by completing a nomination form at education.uky.edu/alumni/nominate. Nominations are due by January 31, 2017. Alumni Excellence Award This award honors those who have made outstanding contributions over the course of their career, reaching the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen professions. Recipients of the Alumni Excellence Award will also be inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame. Alumni Excellence Award honorees must: • Have earned a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Education, or • Have completed a significant amount of academic work in the college; • Have obtained significant achievement personally or professionally; • Have demonstrated distinguished professional accomplishments, outstanding character and commitment to community service; • Have shown evidence of merit of work in their chosen field or community leadership; and • Have shown evidence of strong support for the field of education. Outstanding Teaching This award honors exemplary teachers – those with overall excellence in teaching methodologies, and who are knowledgeable, passionate and innovative. They inspire students and practice transformational leadership. Outstanding Teaching Award honorees must: • Have earned a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Education, or have completed a significant amount of academic work in the college; and • Have shown evidence of outstanding teaching practices. 42 |