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 2021 Recipients

The School of Education (SOE) is excited to announce the 2021 SOE Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients. Please join us in congratulating these recipients for all of their great achievements and contributions to the SOE community. 

On April 20, 2021 the School of Education celebrated our recipients at our Celebration of Excellence. Click here to Watch the Celebration.

Teaching and Learning Distinguished Alumni Award

Katie McGarvey

Degree: BSEd, 2018 

2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Katie McGarvey

Cultural and Education Policy Studies Distinguished Alumni Award

Margarita Vizcarra

Degree: MA, 2017 

2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Margarita Vizcarra

Margarita Vizcarra graduated from the CEPS MA program in 2017 and made us proud with her tireless pursuit of racial and social justice. Her work with youth, college students, educators and other community organizers has advanced progress and activated the next generation of scholar-activists from California to Texas to right here in Chicagoland. We mourn Margarita’s death in 2020 and stand with her family in honoring Margarita’s legacy of commitment, of tenacity, of curiosity and of warmth.  

School Psychology Distinguished Alumni Award

Courtney Ratliff

Degree: EdD, 2020

2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Courtney Ratliff

Administration and Supervision Distinguished Alumni Award

Michael Lubelfeld

Degree: EdD, 2005

2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Michael Lubelfeld

Research Methodology Distinguished Alumni Award

William Adams

Degree: PhD, 2018

2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - William Adams 

Dean's Distinguished Alumni Award

Mary Kearney

Degree: EdD, 1998

2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Mary Kearney