LSU College of Education Seeking Nominations for Excellence Awards

11/01/2011 12:10 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Education is extending an invitation to its alumni, faculty, staff and students to nominate individuals and community partners to be recognized for proven records of exceptional service to their professions, the college or the university. The honors will be conferred at the 2012 College of Education Awards Banquet on April 26 at the LSU Union’s Royal Cotillion Ballroom.


Awards which will be presented to alumni, faculty, staff, philanthropists and friends of the college are the Advocate for Diversity Award; the Alumni Distinction Award; the Award for Outstanding Service by Faculty or Staff; the Distinguished Faculty Research Award; the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award; the Distinguished Service on Behalf of the College Award; the Early Career Award; the Partnership Award; and the Philanthropist of the Year Award. LSU Laboratory School constituents may be nominated for the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award and the Alumni Distinction Award.


The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Dec. 22. Additional information about these awards including the eligibility criteria and link to the required nomination cover sheet is available online at Candidates not selected for 2012 will remain in consideration for 2013.


Alumni, philanthropist and friend award recipients in 2011 were Elizabeth “Betty” Bollinger Huxel and Yelberton “Y.A.” Tittle, Alumni Distinction Awards; LSU Chancellor-Emeritus James H. Wharton, Award for Outstanding Service on Behalf of the College of Education; and the Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Foundation, Philanthropist of the Year.


Faculty recipients in 2011 were Melinda Solmon, Distinguished Faculty Research Award; Denise Egéa-Kuehne, Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award; Jennifer Jolly and the Louisiana State Museum, College of Education Partnership Award; Kathy Hill, Faculty Award for Outstanding Service; and Nina Asher, College of Education Advocate for Diversity Award.


For more information, contact Melissa Argrave at or (225)-578-6796.  For more information about the LSU College of Education, see

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011