College of Education

College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award

The Butler University College of Education seeks to recognize distinguished alumni from both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Guidelines for Nomination

Individuals should demonstrate:

  • An ongoing commitment and service to elevating the field of education
  • Regional or national recognition as outstanding leaders in education
  • A contribution toward the vision of the college, which asks educators to advocate for schools as they should be, not simply perpetuate schools as they currently exist

Rules and Restrictions

Nominations may be submitted by college alumni or any program area within the college. Nominees must be a graduate of the college, living or deceased. Self -nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations will be accepted throughout the year. Those received by Feb. 1 will be considered for the current academic year.

Nominated individuals will be considered in the future if not selected for the current academic year.

Nominations received by Feb. 1 will be reviewed by the COE Alumni and Development Committee. The committee will present no more than five names for consideration by the full COE faculty. Those selected by the majority of faculty will be named Distinguished Alumni and honored during a celebration at the end of the academic year.

Submit a nomination online or Download a nomination form (PDF)

Submit all nominations to the Alumni and Development Committee Chair at or College of Education, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208