University of Iowa

Call for Nominations: 1stGen@Iowa Awards

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, 

On behalf of the UI First-Generation Task Force, I am pleased to announce the establishment of four 1stGen@Iowa Awards. These awards recognize first-generation student achievements as well as outstanding advocacy and support efforts of faculty and staff. The 1stGen@Iowa Awards will be presented at this year's first annual First-Generation Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony on November 8.  

FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: The First-Generation Student Achievement Award honors one first-generation undergraduate student and one first-generation graduate or professional student who has pursued and met ambitious educational goals and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence. Additional information, including required nomination materials and the link to the online nomination form for the First-Generation Student Achievement Award is available at: https://provost.uiowa.edu/1stgeniowa-awards-student-achievement 

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT ADVOCACY: The Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy honors one faculty member and one staff member or administrator who support first-generation students' education and serve as an exemplary advocate for first-generation students at the University of Iowa. It is not required that nominees have identified as first-generation students themselves. Additional information, including required nomination materials and the link to the online nomination form for the Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy is available at: https://provost.uiowa.edu/1stgeniowa-awards-student-advocacy.  

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to make nominations for any four of these awards. 

Nominations for all four 1stGen@Iowa Awards are due Friday, October 4.  

If you have questions regarding the nomination process or have problems with submission of the online nomination form, please contact Angie Lamb, in Academic Support and Retention, at angela-lamb@uiowa.edu

Please share this announcement with others in your area and help us celebrate being 1stGen@Iowa

Thank you. 

Associate Provost Tanya Uden-Holman, on behalf of the UI First-Generation Task Force

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