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Photo of Stanford GSE Alumni reunion at CERAS

Reunion 2017

Welcome back GSE alumni!

Be part of our Centennial Year

No matter when you made your mark at the GSE, please join us for Reunion 2017 and celebrate a century of innovation and excellence in education.


Thursday, October 12

3:30 - 4:30 pm | SIEPR

Environmental Education in National Parks

Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education; Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Classes Without Quizzes

*Registration not required

Friday, October 13

8:30 – 9:30 am | School of Education

Breakfast Kick-off and Student Poster Session

Join us for continental breakfast and coffee before the President’s Welcome in our new Centennial themed lobby. Explore how GSE alumni, faculty, and students are innovating and leading the way toward educational excellence. Have a close encounter with GSE doctoral students and their current research projects.

10:00 – 11:30 am | Memorial Auditorium

President’s Welcome and Micro Lectures

Hear welcome remarks from Stanford’s 11th President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne. Afterwards, host Dan Klein, ‘90, presents a showcase of short talks by leading Stanford faculty including:

Candace Thille, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

Candace Thille is the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Stanford University. She was recently named one of The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education by the Washington Monthly.

*Registration not required

3:15 - 4:15 pm | CERAS 101 Learning Hall

Why Preschool Is Important for All Children

Deborah Stipek, Dean Emerita and Judy Koch Professor, Graduate School of Education; Peter E. Haas Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service

Classes Without Quizzes

*Registration not required

5:30 - 7:00 pm | CERAS 101 Learning Hall

GSE Alumni Award Reception

Join Dean Daniel Schwartz, enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres, refreshing beverages, live music, and find out how our 2017 GSE Alumni Excellence in Education honorees are making the world a better place. Celebrate our inaugural Lifetime Achievement honoree David Berliner.

Jeff Gilbert ’89, MA ’90 Stanford Teacher Education Program
Principal, Hillsdale High School

Kirstin Milks PhD ’09 Biochemistry, MA ’10 Stanford Teacher Education Program
Teacher, Bloomington High School South

Gary Mukai MA ’81 SIDEC
Director, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education

Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award
in honor of the GSE’s Centennial Year

David Berliner PhD ’68 Psychological Studies
Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus,
Arizona State University

Saturday, October 14

6:00 - 8:00 PM (Stanford v. Oregon - 8:00 PM) | Taube Tennis Center Patio

GSE Alumni Tailgate

Connect with fellow GSE alumni, faculty and current students, and tailgate before the homecoming game! Delectable chef-prepared brunch or barbecue, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and activities for all ages will abound.

Baseball caps are available for GSE alumni (first-come, first-served)!
Football tickets sold separately.

Pricing Schedule: Price Per Day/Special Price for Both Days

Early Bird Registration
Until September 20
Single Day $15 / 
Friday & Saturday $25

Regular Registration
Sept. 21 - Oct. 14
Single Day $20/
Friday & Saturday $30


The GSE is celebrating a century of innovation, imagination and leadership in education, and preparing for the next 100 years of excellence.

Please visit the GSE’s Centennial Website to learn more.

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