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Release: Jan. 8, 2000

Iowa Student Personnel Association gives Liddell top service award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Debora Liddell, an associate professor in the University of Iowa College of Education's Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development, recently received the Iowa Student Personnel Association's Distinguished Service Award.

The Iowa Student Personnel Association is a professional organization established in 1974 to serve the needs of practitioners, educators and graduate students in student affairs and higher education in the state of Iowa.

"Because I was nominated and selected by my professional colleagues and former students, it means so much," Liddell said of the award. "There is really no greater honor, in my opinion, than to be called a mentor."

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to the faculty member who has demonstrated long meritorious service in the areas of student affairs, student development and teaching of higher education for a minimum of six years.

Recipients must also exhibit a high standard of teaching, significantly contribute to their respective field, and hold leadership roles in professional organizations.

Liddell, who was hired by the UI in 1993 as an assistant professor in the Student Development in Postsecondary Education program, teaches courses related to college students, such as college student learning and development, student affairs administration and introduction to student affairs. The graduate program is designed to prepare students for work in higher education settings as advisers, counselors, programmers, administrators and researchers.

Liddell is also involved in a number of on-campus service activities, including the Faculty Senate and Council and the College of Education Diversity Committee.