LUTE Honors Reception: May 18, 2017


On Thursday, May 18, 2017, education candidates who demonstrated excellence throughout his/her program were recognized and presented with awards at the School of Education LUTE (Lehman Urban Transformative Education) Honors Reception. They were applauded by deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, cooperating teachers, candidates, family and friends. Tributes to the awardees were made by: President José Luis Cruz (via video), Interim Provost Niki Fayne, and Master of Ceremony and Interim Dean Deborah Shanley. During this special evening, Dr. Yasmin Morales-Alexander was presented with this year’s Lehman Urban Transformative Education (LUTE) Award recognizing her outstanding contribution to urban education, early childhood education and long commitment and relationship to Lehman College.

Please download and enjoy the full LUTE Honors Reception program (PDF).

Lehman Urban Transformative Education (LUTE) Award 2017: Dr. Yasmin Morales-Alexander
Special LUTE Award: Victor Morales
Excellence in Student Teaching Awards: Carissa Benitez (MHSE), Natasha Moore (ECCE), Kiomarie Torres (CLLSE)
Special LUTE Service Award: Naliza Sadik
English Education Awards: Sheema Alamari, Katherine Cray, Rebecca Watkins
Aspiring Educational Leader Award: Eileen T. Cruz
Ronald Ellis Award in Graduate Science Education: Nelson Caro
Excellence in Social Studies Education Awards: Phoebe Nolan, Corey Sapp
Excellence in Literacy Education Award: Brenda Schoenfeld
Graduate Research/ePortfolio Awards: Eden Antalan • David Asuo • Nelson Caro • Millicent Della Posta • Alicia Heinemann• Shivani Lall • Tina Lewis-Elserafy • Cassandra Lynch • Doreen Manzella • Joseph Wolff

Counselor Education students were inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, Tau Chapter, International Counseling and Professional Honor Society.

The LUTE ceremony organizer extraordinaire behind the scenes: Karen Fairclough