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2023 School of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards

In celebration of the accomplishments of our outstanding alumni and students, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education cordially invites you and your guest to the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception hosted by:

Valerie Kinloch, Renée and Richard Goldman Dean, School of Education
Robert Scherrer, President, School of Education Alumni Society

The award reception will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
at The University Club, Ballroom B (123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Pay parking is available at Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage.

For more information or for any accommodations, please contact Michael Haas at

2023 School of Education Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award

Randal A. Lutz (BS 1990, MEd 1996, EdD 2004)

Silver Francis Oonyu (MEd 2012/Certificate UCIS 2012)

Distinguished Pre K-12 Educator Award

Marlon J. Mussington, Sr. (EdD 2022)

Distinguished Early Career Award

Aaron Thomas (EdD 2017/Certificate 2017)

Nikki Cristobal (PhD 2022)

Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy

Roberta L. Schomburg (PhD 1989)

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Chantee Earl (BA 2000, MAT 2001, PhD 2010)

Department of Health and Human Development

Dennis Floyd Jones (PhD 1988)

Outstanding Alumni PhD Dissertation Award

Emily Rose Korn Koren (PhD 2022)

Outstanding Alumni EdD Dissertation Award

Julie Schultz (EdD 2022)

Distinguished Student Leadership Award

Yuan Gao (PhD in Social and Comparative Analysis of Education)

The deadline to register for this event has passed.