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Graduate Program Alumni Excellence Award

The Alumni Excellence Award is given to an Alumnus or Alumna whose performance demonstrates excellence in one of the goals of the School of Education:

  • Preparing Educational Leaders;
  • Conducting Scholarship for Schools; and
  • Providing Practice that is guided by the Spiritan Tradition of Caring

Criteria for Eligibility:

  1. Alumnus or Alumna of a Duquesne University School of Education graduate program in Counseling (Master's and Doctoral), School Psychology (Psy.D. & Ph.D.), Educational Studies (Master's), Program Evaluation (Master's), Administration & Supervision (Master's), ProDEL (Doctoral), IDPEL (Doctoral), Reading Specialist, Instructional Technology (Master's & Doctoral)
  2. Five years of continuous experience after degree was conferred

Graduates of the Leading Teacher Program are referred to the LTP Alumni Excellence Award.

Application Requirements:

  1. Current CV/resumé
  2. Essay and artifacts
  3. Two Letters of recommendation from any combination of the following:
    • Your Administrator
    • Your Colleague
    • Parent of Your Current/Former Student
    • Your Current/Former Student

Instructions for Essay:

Describe how your accomplishments in your field relate to and exemplify one of the goals of the School of Education: Preparing educational leaders, conducting scholarship for schools, and providing practice that is guided by the Spiritan Tradition of Caring.

Provide specific descriptions, evidence and artifacts of distinguished performance framed in the Spiritan Tradition of Caring in at least one goal area. Link all evidence to the goals of the School of Education. Finally, describe what your legacy will be in your field.

Apply now!

Application Materials Due: March 19
Award: Engraved Plaque
Award Announced:

  • School of Education Diploma Ceremony
  • Announcement in DU Alumni Newsletter (Bulletin From Our Bluff)
  • Post on DU Alumni and School of Education Facebook Pages
  • Announcement on School of Education Website
  • Possible School of Education Alumni Profile on Website
  • Homecoming

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee