Alumni Awards


Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are invited to nominate candidates for these awards. Complete the form and mail by June 1 to the address provided. If you have questions or need more information, contact the School of Education Alumni Office at or (919) 843-6979.

  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award - recognizes a recent graduate who has shown outstanding leadership and/or exceptional commitment to the education of children. The recipient of this award will personify the mission of the School of Education by emphasizing the interconnectedness of homes, schools, and communities through both professional and volunteer work.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award - recognizes a teacher whose creativity and knowledge of a discipline have been expressed through the development of an innovative and compelling curriculum. The person chosen for this award will exemplify the arts of teaching that the School of Education programs support.
  • Distinguished Leadership Award - recognizes exceptional service in furthering the mission and programs of the School of Education. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing the learning opportunities available to the School’s community of alumni, faculty and students.
  • Alumni Achievement Award - recognizes exceptional achievement of an alumnus/a who personifies the School of Education’s commitment to support diverse and democratic communities in order to improve education in the state and nation for all children and the adults who care for them. Through exceptional accomplishments, this individual will have earned recognition and brought distinction to this alma mater.
  • Peabody Award - recognizes an outstanding individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the field of education. The person chosen for this award will have demonstrated a sustained and significant commitment to improving education in North Carolina and/or across the nation.

Submit nomination form by June 1, along with a letter no more than two pages in length, describing the candidate's achievements along with a biographical description of education, experiences and activities.