MAE Alumna Julianne Collier Golden Apple Award Finalist

Lauren Beatty

April 10, 2024 Academics, Accolades, Alumni & Friends, Education

Golden Apple

The Golden Apple Foundation recently released the finalists for the 2024 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Julianne Collier, a 2018 M.A.E. graduate from Olivet Nazarene University who teaches at Adlai Stevenson Elementary School in Elk Grove Village, was chosen as one of the 30 finalists in the state of Illinois.

Award recipients receive a cash award and become fellows of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators. This community is active in engaging future generations of educators to mitigate state-wide teaching shortages. A full release about the Golden Apple Awards can be found here:

For more information about Olivet’s online Master of Art in Education degree, or any of the other 20 master’s degrees in business, education, nursing and ministry, visit

About Golden Apple
Golden Apple’s mission is to inspire, develop and support teacher and school leader excellence, especially in schools-of-need. Our leading-edge preparation delivers exceptional teachers who make an impact. We help students thrive in the classroom and in life. Since our beginning, we have recognized master educators annually; and, these master educators help prepare the next generation of teachers. Our vision is one in which every classroom has a great teacher and to realize this, we are committed to making a material difference in resolving the teacher shortage. Visit for more information.

Lauren Beatty

Lauren Beatty ’13 is a freelance writer, author, editor, artist and an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication at Olivet. She earned a Master of Arts degree in cross-cultural and sustainable business management from the American University of Paris in 2014. Her thesis explored the evolution of socially responsible business practices in America.

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