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2019 Celebration of Education in Oklahoma

The 19th annual Celebration of Education in Oklahoma benefitting the college's scholarship fund, will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Oklahoma Memorial Union-Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.

Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.

Nominations are now being accepted for 2019 honorees. Click here to download the nomination form (PDF).

Nominations are being accepted for:

The Award of Distinction is presented to alumni, friends, or advocates of education who have achieved state, national or international distinction in their fields of endeavor. Ideally, no more than one is presented annually.  Nominees must be available to attend the awards ceremony. The honoree must make comments or remarks at the awards ceremony.  Individuals may nominate themselves.

The Career Achievement Award honors alumni or friends of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education who have demonstrated consistent commitment and continued service in educational roles in community education, post-secondary education, or in non-classroom careers in elementary and secondary schools. Nominees should have a record of quality programs and effective interactions with colleagues and the public served. More than one Career Achievement Award may be given. Individuals may nominate themselves.

The Outstanding Educator Award honors alumni or friends of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education who have demonstrated commitment to quality classroom instruction through consistent programming and teaching strategies that embrace high expectation for student learning which both excite and challenge students to perform to their highest potential. Individuals may nominate themselves.

The Meritorious Service Award is presented to an advocate of education -an individual, corporation, or foundation - that has demonstrated meritorious service to education. Nominees must have supported the College, its units, or its functions through considerable commitment in terms of time, effort, or service; creative, innovative input; and/or significant financial contributions. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The Emerging Educator Award honors practicing educators who have demonstrated distinctive achievements in elementary, secondary, or community education careers.  Nominees must be alumni of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education who are within the first 10 years of their teaching career.  Individuals may nominate themselves.

Nominations should be submitted to Emily Reed at no later than Oct. 12, 2018.

Past Honorees

A list of all previous Celebration of Education in Oklahoma honorees can be found here.