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UI's Hood receives national award as graduate student mentor
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Albert B. Hood, a professor of counselor education at
the University of Iowa College of Education for 30 years, has received an
award for his work as a graduate faculty member from a national organization
in post-secondary student development.
Hood, who joined the UI faculty in 1965, received the 1997 Robert H. Shaffer
Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member from the National
Association of School Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
The award was presented March 22 at the joint convention of NASPA and the
American College Personnel Association (ACPA) in Chicago.
The Shaffer Award is presented to a graduate faculty member "who is
integrally involved in teaching and research in graduate programs in student
affairs, and whose career has been distinguished by scholarly achievement
and inspirational teaching and advising."
Hood was cited for his influence on his students, many of whom are now prominent
scholars in the field of post-secondary student development.
In nominating him, one former student said, "Not only has Al Hood influenced
our understanding of student development in the post-secondary years through
his teaching and scholarship, he has spawned a number of active scholars and
student life administrators whose contributions reflect the high standards
of the Hood tradition."
The award is named after a long-time Indiana University professor.