The School of Education seeks to recognize distinguished alumni who embody the mission of both Manhattanville College and the School of Education. Award recipients are recognized annually at the School of Education's Graduate, Doctoral, and Alumni Awards Ceremony.
2019 Alumni Award Criteria and Nominations
School of Education alumni award nominations will be reviewed by the SoE Alumni Awards Committee and approved by the SoE Alumni Board. Nominations may come from the candidate's students, professional peers, and/or supervisor. You may also self-nominate. Self-nominations should be supported with recommendations from students, peers, and/or supervisors.
Distinguished Service Award
Honors an SoE graduate who has contributed to the SoE through involvement in programs, events, panels, mentoring, and "gives back" as an educator to the student community.
Valiant Educator Award
Honors a graduate of the SoE whose career and community accomplishments reflect the mission of the School by contributing to the ethical and social growth of the population he or she serves.
Inspirational Recent Alumni Award
Recognizes someone who has graduated from the SoE within the past 10 years for exceptional contributions to the field of education and/or to the community.
Innovative Teaching Award
Honors a graduate of the SoE who has demonstrated innovative teaching that positively affects PK-12 or higher education students' motivation or achievement.
Scholarship Award in Education
Presented to a graduate of the SoE who has published notable scholarship in the field of education. Scholarship includes research or publications (books,articles).
Award for Publications in PK-12 Education
Awarded to an SoE graduate who has created publications (children literature, curriculum design, technology guides) that foster teaching, learning, and development in the PK-12 setting.
On May 17, 2018, the School of Education presented the following awards to our distinguished alumni:
The Valiant Educator Award was given to Dr. Patricia Lee Gauch, who received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville in 1969. Dr. Gauch is an accomplished journalist, editor, author, and teacher whose work has contributed to the growth of readers and writers everywhere.
The Alumni Innovative Teaching Award was given to Mr. James Murray (BA '04, MPS '13). Mr. Murray is a teacher at the Villa Maria School, a private, co-educational school serving students with learning disabilities.