The 2021 Alumni Award honorees have demonstrated a commitment to innovation, social justice and community service throughout their careers. We look forward to honoring them at our signature homecoming, Academic Festival, in November!
The Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are Nimrod Aloni (Ph.D. '87), an international leader in the field of humanistic education; Donna T. Bacon (Ed.D. '07), a change agent and advocate whose work focuses on the education, empowerment and health promotion for underserved communities; Noel Tichy (Ph.D. '72), an esteemed management consultant, educator and author committed to uplifting communities; and Chin-Chung Tsai (Ed.D. '96), a world-leading scholar whose work has gained high international recognition in the fields of educational technology and science education.
The Early Career Award recipients are Ruth Gotian (Ed.D. '17), a global expert in leadership development, mentoring, and extreme high achievers, and Shenila Khoja-Moolji (Ed.D. '16), a pioneering scholar who works at the intersection of feminist theory, cultural studies and Islamic studies.
Jeffrey S. Putman (Ed.D. '11), Past President of the Alumni Council who served four terms on the Council and a former member of the 21st Century Leaders Committee, will receive the Alumni Award for Outstanding Service.
Each year, it becomes more challenging to select just a few honorees from our long list of impressive nominees. Thank you to all those who submitted nominations, and to our Alumni Council Awards Committee members, who dedicated their time to selecting these deserving recipients. Stay tuned for more details on each honoree's work.