Annual Awards for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni

The College of Education & Human Development Annual Awards Banquet recognizes the achievements of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the College. Click here to nominate or view past recipients.


Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award

Established by former Interim Dean Rose Porter, the Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award celebrates the dedication, resolve, leadership, and overall excellence of individuals making significant contributions to the MU College of Education & Human Development. Click here to nominate or view past recipients.


Golden Apple Teaching Award

The College of Education & Human Development Golden Apple Award recognizes individuals in the college who excel and go “above and beyond” in teaching and/or advising. Faculty, (tenure-track and NTT), adjunct faculty, instructors, lecturers and graduate teaching assistants are eligible. Click here to nominate.


Curators’ Distinguished Professors

  • 2020 – Tim Lewis
  • 2019 – Keith Herman
  • 2011 – Barbara Reys
  • 2010 – Puncky Heppner
  • 2010 – David Jonassen
  • 2007 – Norm Gysbers
  • 2006 – Sandra Abell
  • 2002 – Robert Reys

Click here for information on award criteria.


Kemper Award Recipients

  • 2021 – Laurie Kingsley
  • 2021 – Antoinette Landor
  • 2020 – Angie Zapata
  • 2019 – Jennifer Fellabaum-Toston
  • 2014 – Leigh Neier
  • 2013 – Betsy Baker
  • 2011 – Deborah Hanscin
  • 2007 – Fran Argaugh
  • 2005 – Glenn Good
  • 2002 – Norm Gysbers
  • 2001 – Laurie Mintz
  • 2000 – Karen Multon
  • 1999 – Mary Heppner
  • 1998 – Roy Fox
  • 1997 – Larry Kantner
  • 1995 – Dorothy Watson
  • 1993 – Puncky Heppner
  • 1993 – Wendy Sims
  • 1991 – Douglas Grouws

Click here for information on award criteria.