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Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Distinguished Faculty and Alumni Awards of Distinction

Frey and Barnes
SDSU recognizes the many contributions of our faculty and alumni in this year's SDSU Alumni Awards.

SDSU Alumni Distinguished Faculty Awards

Six exceptional San Diego State University faculty members received this year’s SDSU Alumni Distinguished Faculty Awards for outstanding contributions to the university and their respective fields. The honors were presented by San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre at the All-University Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 23, in Montezuma Hall at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Our faculty award winner for 2018 is Dr. Nancy Frey. Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership in the College of Education. She is a prolific researcher, scholar and author, most recently co-authoring the book for teachers, “Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom,” now in its second edition. She applied her work locally as a co-founder of Health Sciences High and Middle College, a high-performing charter school located in San Diego’s City Heights community, where she continues to serve as a teacher leader. She has mentored many doctoral students in educational leadership and has secured more than $1 million in grants to support the study of educational issues.

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SDSU Alumni Awards of Distinction

The 45th SDSU Alumni Awards of Distinction, the signature event of the SDSU Alumni Association, will honor 11 distinguished alumni and friends of the university at 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, at Coasterra on Harbor Island. A post-ceremony reception will follow. SDSU Alumni Awards of Distinction are given to those who have made significant contributions to the university, the San
Diego community or California, nationally or internationally. Distinguished service awards are presented to an exceptional alumni volunteer and an outstanding university employee.

The 2018 Alumni award winner is Dr. Julianna Barnes. Dr. Barnes (’91, M.A. educational counseling; ’10, Ed.D. leadership) is president of Cuyamaca College and was a member of the inaugural student cohort of the College of Education’s Educational Leadership doctoral program. Holder of a black belt in karate, she is known as a tireless advocate of student success and as a positive role model of thoughtful and inclusive leadership who offers mentorship to SDSU students and graduates through her involvement with Ed.D. Alumni.

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