Rupiper retirement reception April 19


Rupiper retirement reception April 19

14 Apr 2017    

Faculty, staff, colleagues and friends are invited to help honor and celebrate Michelle Rupiper at her retirement reception, from 3:30-5 p.m., April 19, in Room 121, Home Economics Building, on East Campus. Rupiper is retiring after 36 years in the early childhood field. A special presentation will begin at 4:15 p.m. and you can join the honoree for a tour of the Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory at 5 p.m. 

Rupiper is assistant chair and associate professor of practice in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at Nebraska. She has served in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) since 1994. She served for several years as the director of the Ruth Staples Child Development Center.

Rupiper earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and her Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Prior to coming to the college, she served as a child development director, a training director, a family and addictions counselor and a resident advisor.

She has received numerous awards over her teaching career at Nebraska including the 2007 Outstanding Lecturer Award from CEHS, the 2007 CEHS Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2011 Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, also from CEHS.

Rupiper is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has served as president in each of its regional, state and local affiliates.


Child, Youth and Family Studies
College of Education and Human Sciences