College of Education

College of Education celebrates excellence in teaching, research, service at 2021 Awards Celebration


On Sept. 10, the faculty and staff of the Clemson University College of Education joined partners and friends at the Madren Center to celebrate excellence in teaching, research and service at its Third Annual Awards Celebration.

In addition to awards celebrating faculty and staff achievements and milestones, the College also presented its Distinguished Partnership Award and recognized a Distinguished Friend of the College.

The Distinguished Partnership Award is a new award presented to an organization or organizations that have demonstrated strong commitment to many of the College of Education’s initiatives, research endeavors and programs.

George Petersen (left) poses for a photo with Bob and Kaye Stanzione after they received the Distinguished Friend of the College Award.

This inaugural award was presented to the Anderson One, Anderson Two, Anderson Three, Anderson Four, Anderson Five, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens school districts for their tremendous support and collaboration across a variety of programs.

The College recognized Bob and Kaye Stanzione, longtime supporters of the Clemson LIFE program, with its third annual Distinguished Friend of the College Award. Through financial support and direct involvement and participation, the Stanziones have helped make the LIFE program the success it is today.

A full list of award winners is below:

Award of Excellence in Service

Award of Excellence in Equity-Focused Service – Natasha Croom

Award of Excellence in Service – Christy Brown

Award of Excellence in Teaching

Burke Royster receives the Distinguished Partnership Award on behalf of Greenville County Schools.

Awardee – Tony Cawthon

Finalists – Heather Brooker and Jackie Malloy

Award of Excellence in Research

C.C. Bates

Brooke Whitworth

Award of Excellence in Doctoral Advising

Jackie Malloy

Insight Award of Excellence

The Insight Award of Excellence acknowledges projects, programs and/or innovations that have significant impact on realizing the College of Education mission and ClemsonFORWARD goals.

Awardee – Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Awardee – Master of Human Resource Development

Awardee – Ph.D. in Special Education

Doctoral Advising

Honorary Distinction – Chaired more than 20 dissertation committees

30 committees – Tony Cawthon

A group of faculty and staff from the College of Education pose for a photo at the end of the event.

Classified Staff Awards

Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Service Award – Tara Weekes

New Employee Award – Stephanie Henry

New Employee Award – Mason Thomas

Team Player Award – Erica Walters

Team Player Award – April Pelt

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