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Alan Hofmeister to receive 2012 CEHS Lifetime Achievement Award

March 14, 2012 by cpehrson

Actors have their Oscar Awards, musicians have their Grammy Awards, and educators & researchers at Utah State University have the CEHS Awards.
 
Each year, the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and students at their CEHS Awards Ceremony.  The 2012 Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 5,  from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Edith Bowen Laboratory School Auditorium on the USU campus.
 
This year, one of the CPD’s past division directors, Dr. Alan Hofmeister, is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Black and white photo of Alan Hofmeister in a suit.

Dr. Alan Hofeister

 Dr. Hofmeister ‘s lifelong career in Special Education has impacted the lives of children around  the world.  He held many different positions during the 40 years he spent at Utah State University, including professor,  researcher, Special Education Department Head, Director of the Outreach and Development Division at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Director of the Center for Special Education  Technology at the CPD, Associate Vice President for Research, and lastly, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Unit until his retirement in 2006. 
 
Hofmeister’s work has revolutionized the way that teachers approach reading and math with children who are at risk or have developmental disabilities.  He developed the literacy program “Reading for All Learners” which is now used nationally and internationally.  His research and developoment efforts include language arts, math, and science programs.  In 1992, Hofmeister received an Emmy Award for his role as the Chief Scientist in the “Mad Math” Instructional Television Series producd by The Learning Channel.  His international literacy efforts continue on in Guam, the Pacific Rim Nations, Russia, Southeast Asia, and several South American nations.
 
 
 
 
Others being honored at the CEHS Awards Ceremony include:
 
TEACHER OF THE YEAR:
            Patricia Moyer-Packenham, School of Teacher Education and Leadership
 
SCHOLAR/RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR:
            Maria Norton, Family, Consumer and Human Development
 
STRONG HUMAN SERVICES AWARD:
            Brian Higginbotham, Family, Consumer and Human Development
 
OUTSTANDING STAFF OF THE YEAR:
            Ami Israelsen, School of Teacher Education and Leadership
 
COLLEGE SENATOR:
            Becky Checketts, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
 
UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR:
            Tressa Haderlie, Psychology
 
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR:
            J. Mitch Vaterlaus, Family, Consumer and Human Development
 
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR:
            Maegan  Lokteff, Family, Consumer and Human Development
 
SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR:
Brooke Elise Rice, Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
 
VALEDICTORIAN:
Aubree Keate, School of Teacher Education and Leadership
 
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTOR OF THE YEAR:
            Kerry Jordan, Psychology
 
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR:
            William Brady DeHart, Psychology
 
UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING FELLOW:
            Scarlett Rowbury, Family, Consumer and Human Development
 
LEGACY OF USU:
            Charlene Pasquale, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
            Al Hofmeister, Special Education and Rehabilitation         
 
ALUMNI RECENT GRADUATE:
Joel Gardner, Faculty Member
Instructional Design & Performance Technology Program
Franklin University, College of Arts, Sciences & Technology
Columbus, OH
Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
 
ALUMNI K-12 TEACHER:
            Eric J. Newell, 6th Grade Teacher & Mount Logan Discovery Director
            Mount Logan Middle School
            Logan, UT
            School of Teacher Education and Leadership
 

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