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Call for nominations

Posted on February 21, 2011

The College of Education is accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards. The Outstanding Leadership/Administrator and Outstanding Educator awards are presented twice a year to recognize alumni who have made outstanding educational contributions and whose careers reflect favorably upon Grand Valley. The awards will be presented during Convocation on April 27; nominations must be submitted by end of day Monday, March 21.

Nominee must:
• Be a graduate of Grand Valley and affiliated with College of Education certification or graduate degrees
• Have demonstrated the importance of the education received
• Be distinguished in his or her career

Submit a brief bio of the nominee and include one significant accomplishment that impacts the education community and an example of how the person has enhanced a school/institution initiative. Also, answer the following question:
For Outstanding Leadership/Administrator Award: How does the educational leader personally advocate for education in his or her community and beyond?
For Outstanding Educator Award: What contributions has the educator made within the classroom and in the broader community?

Nominations can be submitted online at or by e-mail to Forrest Clift at with AWARD NOMINATION in the subject line. For questions, call (616) 331-6230.

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