College of Education and Health Professions

Alumni Awards

2014 Awards Presented: The College of Education and Health Professions honored three alumni at the college’s commencement ceremonies on May 10. Above, Tom Smith, center, dean of the college, is pictured with the honorees at a reception May 9: Anna Reed, second from left, Karen Jennings Crawford, second from right, and Jerry Robbins, far right. Erin Hogue, far left, a former development officer in the college, was also honored with a special dean's service award. The alumni award winners were chosen for their exceptional professional and personal achievements and extraordinary distinction in their fields. Read more


Outstanding Alumni Award in Education recognizes an individual with exceptional professional and personal achievement and extraordinary distinction in the education profession.

Outstanding Alumni Award in Health and Human Services recognizes an individual with exceptional professional and personal achievement and extraordinary distinction in the health and human service profession.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes an individual who graduated within the past 10 years and is engaged in their first career, and has demonstrated exceptional professional and personal achievement and extraordinary distinction in the education or health and human service profession.

Award selection will be made by the Alumni Awards Committee of the Dean's Advisory Council and Dean Tom Smith. Nominations are kept in a pool for two years. Recipients will be honored at the College of Education and Health Professions Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015. Award recipients are required to attend the Alumni Awards reception on May 7, 2015, and Commencement.

To be eligible for the 2015 award, nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2016 award.

Download the application form here and mail it to Erin Brown, Development Manager, 218 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701. For more information, call 479-575-4759 or email exb007@uark.edu.


Read about the 2013 winners, Gretchen Oliver, Jessica Sliger and Betty Winfield.

Read about the 2012 winners, Kieran Fogarty, Marjorie Marugg-Wolfe and Joshua Barnett.

Read about the 2011 winners, Leslie Carnine and Phillip Rumrill