College of Education

College of Education honors faculty, staff, partners, friends at 2022 Awards Celebration


On Sept. 16, 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 Fourth 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.

Jeff Marshall (left) presents the Distinguished Partner Award to Kathleen Swinney and Dabo’s All In Team Foundation.

The College uses the Distinguished Partnership Award to recognize an organization that has demonstrated strong commitment to many of the College of Education’s initiatives, research endeavors and programs. The College awarded Dabo’s All In Team Foundation with this award.

The College also recognized Trish and Eddie Edwards, longtime supporters of various College initiatives, with its fourth annual Distinguished Friend of the College Award.

The Edwards recently established the James M. and Patricia C. Edwards Endowment for Education in memory of their mothers, Margaret Dawes Edwards and Patricia Kenney Creighton, who devoted their lives to teaching. The family’s gift will support Clemson’s teacher residency program, a combined degree program across disciplines.

A full list of award winners is below:

Award of Excellence in Service

Eddie and Trish Edwards were also honored as Distinguished Friends of the College.

Award of Excellence in Equity-Focused Service – Roy Jones

Award of Excellence in Service – Kristen Duncan

Award of Excellence in Teaching

Awardee – Amanda Rumsey

Finalists – Rachel Wagner and Julianne Wenner

Award of Excellence in Research

Joe B. Ryan

Luke Rapa

Award of Excellence in Doctoral Advising

Daniella Hall Sutherland

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 – Human Capital Education and Development

Kris Frady (center) accepts the Insight Award of Excellence Award on behalf of the Human Capital Education and Development program from Jeff Marshall and Michelle Cook.

Classified Staff Awards

Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Service Award – Teresa M. Kelley

Outstanding New Employee Award – Laura Eicher

Outstanding Team Player Award – Melinda Fischer

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