SED Announces 2012 Alumni Awards Winners

The Boston University School of Education is pleased to announce the 2012 Alumni Awards Recipients.

The Ida M. Johnston Alumni Award will be presented to  Etienne LeGrand SED ’78. LeGrand is president and co-founder of the W.E.B. Du Bois Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to affirm, celebrate and reward academic achievement among African- American students. The organization endeavors to leave a lasting, transformational impact on black teen culture—shifting the way black teens, families and communities think about and reward academic achievement.

The Dean Arthur Herbert Wilde Award will be presented to  Alan Oliff SED ’76, ’84. Dr. Oliff is currently the Director of the Initiative for Day School Excellence at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Boston and was formerly Superintendent of Weston Public Schools. Under Dr. Oliff’s leadership, CJP has recently received a $1.89 million groundbreaking grant to serve Jewish day school students with a wide range of special learning needs and will partner with Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, based in Newton, MA, and Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership in New York.

To read the winners full bios please visit the 2012 Award Recipients page:

We hope you will join us in honoring these two SED alumni for selfless service to their respective communities, their alma mater, and their professions. The School of Education Alumni Awards ceremony will take place during Alumni Weekend on Saturday, September 22nd from 4:30-6:30 pm. Click here to register.

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