School of Education Celebrates 2008 Alumni Award Winners

Released: 4/21/08

The following alumni were honored at the School of Education Awards Conferral and Reception on Thursday, April 24, 2008 in the Henke Lounge at the Alumni Memorial Union. Thies event is part of the university-wide Alumni National Awards Weekend, a celebration honoring alumni from every college who represent the heart, soul and spirit of Marquette.


Distinguished Alumna Award

Sarah D. Jerome, Ph.D., Supt. Cert. ’90

Sarah is superintendent of the Arlington Heights (Ill.) school district and current president of the American Association of School Administrators.

Sarah Jerome's acceptance speech

Counseling and Educational Psychology Achievement Award

James D. Larson, Grad ’90

An author and a leader in school violence prevention, Jim is professor of psychology and director of the School of Psychology Training Program at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

James Larson's acceptance speech

Educational Policy and Leadership Achievement Award

George R. Lowery, Grad ’80

George is professor of secondary education at Roosevelt University (Ill.). He has worked as a consultant and served as a visiting lecturer for universities around the country.

George Lowery's acceptance speech

Young Alumna Award

Tina Manzo Owen, Arts ’98

Tina is lead teacher for The Alliance School of Milwaukee, a charter school she helped to start that provides safe harbor for students who are harassed.

Tina Owen's acceptance speech


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