The University of Iowa

Call for Nominations:  The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy (2021)

TO:         All Faculty, Staff, and Students

FROM:   Associate Provost Tanya Uden-Holman

DATE:    January 2021

RE:         Call for Nominations:  The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

With the Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy, the Office of the Provost each year honors a current University of Iowa administrator, staff member, or faculty member (in a non-teaching role) who supports undergraduate education and who serves as a strong, effective advocate for undergraduate students.

The recipient of the Award will receive a $1,000 honorarium and a certificate, and the recipient's name will be added to a plaque displayed prominently in the Admission Visitors Center where prospective students and parents can see the importance we place on undergraduate students and their educational experience.

ELIGIBILITY:  All current UI administrators, staff, and faculty in a non-teaching role are eligible.

NOMINATIONS:  All current faculty, staff, and students are welcome to make nominations, which should include a nomination form, a narrative letter, and two letters of support.  Instructions for how to nominate and a link to the online nomination form are available at:

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 26, 2021.  If you have questions regarding the online nomination process or have any problems with your submission of the online nomination, please contact Angie Cochran, in my office, at

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