COE Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Fame Inductees

FAU Alumni Association established the Hall of Fame to recognize distinguished alumni who have demonstrated remarkable service and commitment to their professions or community. The Distinguished Alumni Award honors outstanding alumni from each of FAU’s colleges who have provided exceptional service, inspired leadership, and advocated for quality education.

Desmond Blackburn

Desmond Blackburn, Ph.D. ’06

2018
Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Fame Inductee


Gay Voss

Gay Voss, Ed.S. ’72, Ed.D. ’77

2017
Distinguished Alumni


Valerie Smith Wanza

Valerie Smith Wanza, Ph.D. ’09

2016
Distinguished Alumni


Chuck Shaw

Chuck Shaw, B.A. ’70, M.Ed. ’71

2015
Distinguished Alumni


Ruth A. Doran

Ruth A. Doran, Ed.D. ’09

2014
Distinguished Alumni


Lee E. Brown

Lee E. Brown, M.Ed. ’87, Ed.D. ’00

2013
Distinguished Alumni


Juan C. Santana

Juan C. Santana, B.S. ’93, M.Ed. ’94

2012
Distinguished Alumni


Margarita Pinkos

Margarita Pinkos, B.S. ’75, M.Ed. ’87, Ed.S. ’99, Ed.D. ’02

2011
Distinguished Alumni


Robert J. McGee, B.A. ’67
Constance D. McGee, B.A. ’67

2010
Distinguished Alumni
After meeting at FAU, Robert and Constance graduated in 1967 and married the same year.


Kathleen P. Ryan, Ed.S. ’75, Ed.D. ’79

2009
Distinguished Alumni


Louise Crocco

Louise Crocco, B.S. ’69

2008
Distinguished Alumni


Patricia J. Anderson, Ed.D. ’97

2007
Distinguished Alumni


Samuel B. McDonald, M.Ed. ’66

2006
Distinguished Alumni


Armand W. Grossman

Armand W. Grossman, M.Ed. ’67, B.A. ’70, M.B.A. ’77

2005
Distinguished Alumni


Kerri A. Walukiewicz

Kerri A. Walukiewicz, B.A. ’95, M.Ed. ’08

2004
Hall of Fame Inductee


Gerri P. Smith

Gerri P. Smith, Ed.S. ’89

2004
Distinguished Alumni


Marvin L. Pippin, B.S. ’70

1998
Hall of Fame Inductee


Frank T. Brogan

Frank T. Brogan, M.Ed. ’81

1996
Hall of Fame Inductee


Philip J. Montante, M.Ed. ’67

1995
Hall of Fame Inductee


Piedad F. Robertson

Piedad F. Robertson, Ed.S. ’77, Ed.D. ’77

1991
Hall of Fame Inductee


Hilmer E. Erickson, B.A. ’65, M.Ed. ’70

1990
Hall of Fame Inductee


John A. Stewart

John A. Stewart, M.Ed. ’70, Ed.D. ’81

1989
Hall of Fame Inductee


Irene Lipof

Irene Lipof, Ed.S. ’82, Ed.D. ’85

1989
Hall of Fame Inductee


Dolores B. Hardison, M.Ed. ’66

1988
Hall of Fame Inductee


Donald J. Samuels, M.Ed. ’72

1986
Hall of Fame Inductee


Perry A. Rivkind, M.Ed. ’66

1985
Hall of Fame Inductee


Daniel A. Mica

Daniel A. Mica, B.A. ’66

1985
Hall of Fame Inductee


Robert C. Maxson

Robert C. Maxson, M.Ed. ’67

1985
Hall of Fame Inductee