This award recognizes an individual whose moral and administrative support for the Honors Program has especially affected the lives of honors educators and honors students at Iowa.
The Honors Professional Staff select a University of Iowa faculty or staff member to receive this award for their campus support based on efforts made to promote the mission of the University Honors Program.
Rachel Hootman, Admission Counselor
Rachel Hootman completed a B.S. in Global Resource Systems and B.A. in Environmental Studies from Iowa State University (’15). Hootman also holds a M.Sc. in International Development from the University College Dublin (’16).
She currently works in the University of Iowa’s Office of Admissions as an Admission Counselor. For the past three years, she has primarily recruited prospective students in SE Iowa and Central/Southern Illinois. Within the University of Iowa’s campus community, Rachel serves on the Neurodiversity and Autism Spectrum Support Committee, the High School Counselor Advisory Board (HSCAB), and is the Assistant Coordinator for Alumni Seeking Iowa Students (ASIST).
Rachel enjoyed stepping in to lead the Honors application process and serve as the liaison between the Office of Admissions and the Honors Program while our Assistant Director of High Ability Recruitment, Susan Dickinson, was on maternity leave.
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