Alumni Involvement

Looking for ways to get involved in the College of Education? Long- and short-term opportunities exist!

Here are the best ways to check out what’s happening:

  1. To have direct access to the latest happenings in the College, be sure to connect with us on social media on our Facebook  or Twitter.  Just like or follow the Butler University College of Education.
  2. Have you moved or taken a new job? Update your information through Butler’s Office of Alumni & Parent Programs.
  3. Network with other BU alums in your school district and local alumni chapters.

What Can I do for COE?

  • Mentor a student or first-year teacher
  • Nominate a Distinguished Alumni
  • Serve as a cooperating teacher
  • Write a letter to the editor or a piece for our COE Blog sharing your positive perspective on education issues
  • Teach a workshop*
  • Speak to a cadet teaching class or student group
  • Give time, talent and treasure to a classroom in a partnership school
  • Supervise interns
  • Tap a student for our undergraduate or graduate programs
  • Give time, talent and treasure to a classroom in your area

Do you have other ideas?  We want to hear them!

*If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a COE workshop, please email Amy Arnold at to be put on the mailing list for Request for Proposals.

For More Information

Angela Mager, Assistant Dean
College of Education

We Want to Know What You’ve Been Up To!

Alumni, we know you are in the field working hard for students every day! Have you recently won an award? Been published? Recognized by your school or community for the great work you are doing? We want to hear all about your accomplishments and keep in touch! Please take a moment to update us through this brief form. You also can use this form to submit information about a colleague who is a Butler COE alum.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The College of Education at Butler University seeks to recognize both Young Alumni (1-10 post graduation) and Distinguished Alumni (over 10 post graduation). Individuals nominated should be candidates from within undergraduate or graduate degree programs who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment and service to elevating the field of education or who have been recognized regionally or nationally as outstanding leaders in education and the community. Individuals should also demonstrate a contribution toward the vision of the college.

  1. Nominations may be submitted by external nominators or by any faculty/staff within the college.  Nominees must be an alumnus of the college, living or deceased.  An alumnus is defined as anyone who has completed a degree program, graduate or undergraduate, from Butler’s College of Education. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.
  2. Nominations:
    • Accepted beginning May 1 through April 30 of the following year
    • Nominations will be evaluated by the External Review Board comprised of:
      • Past Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
      • Representative from the 3Rs committee
      • Representative from the University Alumni Office
      • Representative from the Dean’s Student Advisory Group
      • COE Student Representative
    • Only one recommended candidate for each of the awards would be move to the full faculty/staff for confirmation.
    • If they are not confirmed by a majority vote of the faculty/staff, then no award may be given in that category.
  3. Recipients will be recognized at Homecoming in the Fall that immediately follows their selection.
  4. All candidates will receive recognition via a letter from the 3Rs committee that they were nominated, but to be considered for the award in future years the nomination must be resubmitted.
  5. Nominations can be submitted online or download the nomination form and submit to:Butler UniversityCollege of Education4600 Sunset AvenueIndianapolis, IN  46208ATTN:  Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Committee Chair
  6. Honored alumni will be invited to participate in the following:
    • Spotlight story published in the Year in Review
    • Strong presence on Social Media or co—authoring articles for COE blog, COE website, etc.