Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award is given to honor two outstanding individuals who graduated from the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University and are presently working or retired from the many professions involved in the educational experience. The individuals will be personally selected by their peers as being representative of educational excellence and commitment.

Selection eligibility and criteria

  • Must be a graduate of the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for the teaching and learning process.
  • Has a distinguished record of applying and widely sharing professional expertise.
  • Has had a positive impact on students or the educational process through high standards, professional integrity and commitment to learner-centered education.

Nomination procedure

Nominations can be made by anyone. However, individuals may not nominate themselves. Nominations must include:

  1. Nomination form
  2. One sponsoring letter—this should include a personal anecdote telling why this individual has been chosen and why the nominee meets award criteria.
  3. One supporting letter of recommendation—this should include a personal anecdote telling why this individual has been chosen and why the nominee meets award criteria.