Yager 2022 awardees  

Two Iowa teachers earned recognition for their service to the field when they were recently awarded the University of Northern Iowa Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award.

The award is designed to highlight UNI graduates who have gone on to excellence as K-12 teachers in Iowa, and identify a UNI faculty member’s contribution to their success.

Recipients of this year’s award include:

  • Devin Yeoman (8th grade science teacher at Lewis Central Middle School in Council Bluffs) 
  • Nathan Jorgensen (High School English Teacher at Waukee High School)

The awards were conferred during a ceremony on October 28, held on the UNI campus. This award is sponsored by the family of the late Dr. Robert Yager, a UNI alum and nationally recognized science educator.

“The Yager Award is very important to our college, faculty, alums and students,” said John Fritch, Dean of the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Yager was an influential figure in the field of education – dedicated to high-quality teaching. The impact our graduates – these teachers – have on students is profound, and we are pleased to be able to highlight their hard work and dedication to the field through this award.”