ADULT & HIGHER EDUCATION ALUMNI AWARDS

ABOUT THE AWARDS Program

AHE programs invite nominations for three alumni awards. Nominations are accepted each year between November 1st and December 1st . Award recipients are honored by the College of Education dean, AHE chair, faculty, fellow alumni, and current students at the Charles E. Carpenter Lecture.

Questions: [email protected]


 

2024 Award Winners: 

Left to right: AHE Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Tawny Dotson; AHE Emerging Leader Alumni Award: Benjamin Constantino; AHE Dissertation Award: Dr. Arlyn Palomo.

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AHE Award winners for 2024
AHE Dissertation Award:

This award recognizes an alumna/us who completed an exemplary dissertation in the past 12 months. Recipient’s original research reflects the mission and values of AHE programs including a commitment to equity and inclusion. Award criteria include: (1) methodological rigor; (2) originality and significant contribution to the field and/or professional practice; (3) findings contribute to understanding or mitigation of inequalities in higher education.​​​​​​​

Call for Nominations:
  • Nominees must have completed an Ed.D. or Ph.D. and graduated from the Adult and Higher Education (AHE) programs within the past 12 months.

  • Nominators should submit the following information:

    • Names and contact information of both nominating and nominated persons

    • Statement of nomination (no more than 500 words) that evaluates the dissertation’s methodological rigor, originality and contributions of the research, and extent to which findings contribute to understanding or mitigation of inequalities in higher education
       

  • AHE dissertation committee members are encouraged to submit nominations for this award.

  • All nomination materials must be submitted online by December 1st each year.

Submit Dissertation Award Nominations Here

AHE Emerging Leader Alumni Award:

This award recognizes a recent graduate who is an emerging leader and who has implemented
leadership practices focused toward making their institution/campus more inclusive and
equitable. Recipients demonstrate the potential for making broader contributions focused on
equity and inclusion moving forward in their career. Awardees reflect the values of AHE and
serve as a role model for students and alumni.


Call for Nominations:
  • Nominees must have graduated from the Adult and Higher Education (AHE) programs within the last 7 years.

  • Nominators should submit the following information:

    • Names and contact information of both nominating and nominated persons

    • Statement of nomination that is 500 words or less that describe specific effort the individual has made to their institution/campus to be more inclusive and equitable and how/why the emerging leader is expected to make broader contributions focused on equity and inclusion moving forward in their career.

  • Nominee’s resume or CV

  • AHE advisory board members, alumni, and current students are encouraged to submit nominations for this award.

  • All nomination materials must be submitted online by December 1st each year.

Submit Emerging Leader Nominations Here

AHE Distinguished Alumni Award

This award recognizes a prominent alumna/us of the Adult and Higher Education (AHE) or former Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) who has made distinct and transformative contributions to the field of higher education or related field at the organizational, regional or national level. The recipient of this award will have made a demonstrative impact to the field of higher education or a related field through leadership, research, policy, and/or service. Awardees reflect the values of AHE and serve as a role model for students and alumni.
 

Call for Nominations:
  • Nominees must have graduated from the Adult and Higher Education (AHE) or former Community College Leadership Program (CCLP)

  • Nominators should submit the following information:

    • Names and contact information of both nominating and nominated persons

    • Statement of nomination that is 500 words or less that details specific contributions the individual has made to higher education or a related field through leadership, research, policy, and/or service.
       

  • Nominee’s resume or CV

  • AHE advisory board members and alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for this award.

  • All nomination materials must be submitted online by December 1st each year.

Submit Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Here