WRITER: KARYN CARNINE
CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
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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
Recipients must also exhibit a high standard of teaching, significantly
contribute to their respective field, and hold leadership roles in professional
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.