Congratulations to Belin-Blank Center Director Nicholas Colangelo for receiving the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion! The University of Iowa established the tradition of awarding Hancher-Finkbine Medallions in 1964 to recognize leadership, learning, and loyalty. Four outstanding students, one professor, and one staff are chosen for the award annually, as well as a graduate of the University who has attained special distinction.
Dr. Colangelo joined the University of Iowa’s faculty in 1977, launched an innovative teacher training program about gifted learners in 1980, and established the Belin-Blank Center in 1988. Since then, the Center has served hundreds of educators and thousands of students through its programs.