Award Nominations

Seeking Nominations
Annual East Lansing Educational Foundation Awards

Each year the East Lansing Educational Foundation presents a number of awards at its annual awards dinner. We are seeking nominations from the community for these awards. The awards and criteria are listed below, followed by the nomination form. Nominees will be kept on file for up to three (3) years as the Foundation makes these awards on an annual basis.

Please Download the Form here and send it to us with your nominations.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Must be an ELHS alum, or should have spent the majority of their K-12 education in EL schools
Must have accumulated a record of distinguished achievement and community service but not necessarily limited to service within the EL area
Should function as a professional and/or personal example and/or inspiration to EL students
Has achieved professional distinction at the national or international level

Outstanding Alumni Honor Roll

Must be an ELHS alum, or should have spent the majority of their K-12 education in EL schools
Must have accumulated a record of distinguished achievement and community service but not necessarily limited to service within the EL area
Should function as a professional and/or personal example and/or inspiration to EL students

East Lansing Educational Foundation Award

Not required to be East Lansing alum
Must have accumulated a record of service to East Lansing Public Schools and or the East Lansing Educational Foundation

Theda Assiff Award for Distinguished Community Service

Not required to be EL alum
For ongoing, consistent, and outstanding service to the East Lansing Community

Spartan Village G.L.O.B.A.L. Education Award

Employee of East Lansing Public Schools. Past recipients are ineligible for 5 years after receipt of the award
Nominees must demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
-Preparation of children to participate in a diverse, global society.
-Collaboration with colleagues to learn and share knowledge and methods and share innovative ideas of colleagues.
-Demonstrate fostering of family participation in the educational and community settings.
-Celebrate the diversity of an international population and engage them in the educational and community setting.

Excellence in Education: 2015 Teacher and Educator Retirees will be recognized as 2016 Award Honorees – No nomination is required.

The 2018 ELEF Awards will be presented at the Fifteenth Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Eagle Eye Golf Resort and Conference Center.