UCF’s Dr. Lisa Dieker was awarded the 2010 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award at Eastern Illinois University this April. She was one of 10 alumni given this award this year and the first in special education to receive this recognition at Eastern Illinois University.

Dr. Dieker was nominated by Dr. Kathlene Shank her graduate advisor and she attended the award ceremony in Charleston, Illinois along with her parents Barbara and Scottie DeWitt.

Dr. Dieker received her bachelors and masters degrees from Eastern Illinois University and her Ph.D. from University of Illinois. She is currently a professor in the College of Education at UCF and the Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar.