College of Education Alumni Awards

All nominees/awardees must be EIU Alumni whose degree is in a program within the College of Education. Learn more about the recipients of the 2017 awards.


2019 Nominations are due December 1, 2018.


Award Categories and Criteria


 College of Education Rising Star Award

  • The recipients of this award are alumni within 10 years of graduation from Eastern Illinois University.
  • The recipients of this award have excelled in their field or career for which the College of Education degree prepared them.


College of Education Leadership and Service Award

  • The recipients of this award have had a significant impact in their chosen field, community, or society.


 College of Education Lifetime Achievement Award

  •  This recipient has attained distinguished professional success and prominence.
  • This recipient is a living role model in the discipline represented by the College of Education.


Requirements for Nomination

  • Complete nomination form – online or paper
  • Complete supporting documentation – online or paper. This documentation could include:

- Letters of support

- More detailed information about qualifications and contributions (space on nomination form)

- Biographical sketch

- Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

- Articles written/press clippings


For more information, please contact Mary Bower, Assistant to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies at 217-581-7796 or