Submit your nomination for the Founders Award
Each year the Alumni of Erikson Institute (AEI) presents the Founders Award to an Erikson graduate who has made exemplary contributions to the field through leadership, advocacy, teaching, research, or practice.
Help recognize a deserving individual by submitting a nomination by July 31.
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New programs for bilingual/ESL and special education teachers
Deepen your ability to work with diverse learners by returning to Erikson for our new programs. Both programs prepare students for approvals from the Illinois State Board of Education.
AEI honors Michael Phair, M.Ed. ’73
Michael Phair, M.Ed. ’73
The Alumni of Erikson (AEI) honored Michael Phair, M.Ed. ’73, with the Founders Award at its annual meeting on October 28, 2011. Learn more about Michael Phair and his accomplishments »
American Library Association honors Jim Gill, ’92
Jim Gill’s latest children’s book and CD, A Soup Opera, has been named a 2010 Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association (ALA). The book and CD combination, which were inspired by Gill’s concerts performed with symphony orchestras around the country, are meant to inspire playful interaction between children and adults. Gill has been creating “music play” for young children for over twenty years. A Soup Opera is his fourth creation to receive an award from the ALA.
AEI honors Toby Herr ’82
In 1985, Toby Herr ’82, had an insight into the lives of the chronically unemployed: the problem wasn’t the lack of a job. In response, she founded Project Match to give the unemployed the developmental supports they needed to join the world of work. Project Match’s employment model for community-based organizations and case management system for welfare agencies have both been replicated at sites around the country. To recognize the power of Herr’s insight and the organization she created to act on it, Herr received the Founders Award at the Alumni of Erikson Institute annual meeting held Oct. 29, 2010. Read more in Erikson on Children or see the event photos on Facebook.
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