Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

SOE Distinguished Alumni Awards

2018 Awardee Group Picture

Pictured Left to Right: Cristina Ramirez, Megan Leider, Stacy Neier Beran, Mariagnes Menden, Charu Thakral

Social Justice in Action

In 2014, the School of Education established a new tradition to celebrate and recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence in the school. Recipients of this award are accomplished in three distinct areas; professional achievement, service to society and service and support to the School of Education.

The faculty from each program area had the opportunity to select a recipient. Awardees were recognized at the Fall Alumni Reception in November.

This year’s recipients are: (click on each name for the full citation)

A recording of the award ceremony can be found here.

2018 Distinguished Alum Award Recipients
Administration and Supervision  Mariagnes Menden, EdD 2015
Counseling  Charu Thakral, PhD 2006
Cultural and Educational Policy Studies  Laura Perry, PhD 2003
Higher Education  Christina Yao, MEd 2002
Research Methodology  Stacy Neier Beran, PhD 2014
School Psychology  Cristina Ramirez, EdD 2017
Teaching and Learning  Megan Leider, EdD 2015

Click on programs for past awardees.

Criteria & Nomination Process (except for Higher Education)

Criteria & Nomination Process for Higher Education