Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Barb Rakel

Professor Barbara Rakel has been selected to receive a 2019-2020 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. This accolade is one of the University of Iowa’s highest honors for faculty achievement.

“Your selection is a testament not only to your outstanding accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, professional commitment, and service to the university, but also to your colleagues’ high regard for your contribution to our academic community,” explained Provost Montserrat Fuentes in Dr. Rakel’s notification letter.

Presented by the Iowa Board of Regents, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education

“Just being nominated for this award by my colleagues at the College of Nursing is an extreme honor … but to actually be receiving it is amazing! The true credit goes to my mentors over the years, including Drs. Rita Frantz and Keela Herr, for their superb guidance and role modeling,” said Dr. Rakel.      

Typically, this award is presented at the Board of Regents meeting that is held at the University of Iowa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that meeting will now be held virtually.

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