2010 Crystal Apple Awards

May 10, 2011

Ripe for Recognition

The College of Education honored 16 professionals for outstanding careers in education during the 2010 Crystal Apple Awards. The event, held Oct. 29 at the Kellogg Center, featured an elegant dinner, a keynote address from James E. Ray, Superintendent for School Redesign at Detroit Public Schools, and tributes to each distinguished recipient.

The Crystal Apple Awards were established as a way for donors to recognize educators who played a signi?cant role in their lives and who represent a commitment to the teaching profession. The opportunity to select a recipient is a bene?t to donors in the College of Education Leadership Circle.

The 2011 event will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at the University Club. If you are interested in selecting a recipient, contact Julie Bird, assistant director of development, at (517) 432-1983 or birdjuli@msu.edu.

The 2010 recipients were:

Jim Ballard
Executive Director, Michigan Association ?of Secondary School Principals
Lansing, Mich.
nominators: Barbara Markle and Phil Cusick

Wendy L. Darga
Media and Technology Teacher, Hart Middle School
Rochester Hills, Mich.
nominator: Cassandra Book

Linda A. Fuller
Special Education Teacher, Averill Elementary School, Lansing School District
Lansing, Mich.
nominator: Edna Felmlee

Rudy Hobbs
State Representative, 35th House District
Lathrup Village, Mich.
nominators: Frank and Ernestine Simmons

Christopher Jennison
Retired Publisher, Literacy Education Book List, Guilford Press
Hopkinton, Mass.
nominator: Donna Forrest-Pressley

Thomas Sampson
Assistant Professor of Education, Olivet College
Olivet, Mich.
nominator: Janet Wessel

Joan S. Stark
Dean and Professor Emerita, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
nominators: Ann Austin-Beck and John Beck

Mary Stephen
Retired Educator, Utica Community Schools
Utica, Mich.
nominators: Lillian Demas, Nancy Searing ?and Susan Meyer

William D. Strampel
Dean, Michigan State University College ?of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, Mich.
nominator: MaryLee Davis

Gerry Gunnings-Stroman
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, ?Indiana University, Kokomo
Kokomo, Ind.
nominator: Sonya Gunnings-Moton

Kellie A. Stroud
Young 5s Teacher, Max Larsen Elementary School
Coldwater, Mich.
nominator:  Mary W. Smith

Clarence Underwood, Jr.
Outreach Consultant, Of?ce of Admissions, ?Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mich.
nominators: Fred and Janet Tinning

Sue Usiak
Retired Teacher, Lansing School District
Lansing, Mich.
nominators: Arlene Brophy, Jim and Barb Gallagher and Kay Hillberg

Paul S. Visch
Professor in the School of Health Sciences, ?Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
nominators: Henry and Betty Montoye

Lorraine Ware
Principal, Red Cedar School
East Lansing, Mich.
nominators: Jack and Sharon Schwille

Nancy Wonch
Professor of Law, Cooley Law School
Lansing, Mich.
nominator: Elaine M. Tripi