Peterson Recognized as Iowa ACT College and Career Readiness Postsecondary Champion

Apr 13, 2018 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Chris Peterson (C’04), associate director of admission at the University of Dubuque, was named the Iowa ACT College and Career Readiness Postsecondary Champion. He was recognized at a ceremony on Friday in the Charles and Romona Myers Center on UD’s campus.

“I feel like I’m trying to make a difference in my radius,” Peterson said, adding. “I love helping students explore the greatness God has placed in them.”

The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions initiative recognizes individuals across the country who support ACT’s mission of education and workplace success. They are high school seniors, K-12 professionals, postsecondary professionals, and workplace professionals.

“Chris speaks to students and parents from his heart with a teaching spirit. He truly cares about each and every one of his students, and he goes above and beyond to make it possible for students to realize their dreams and potential,” said Robert Broshous, associate vice president and dean of admission at UD. He nominated Peterson for the award.

Postsecondary professionals recognized by the ACT College and Career Readiness Champions initiative were described as individuals who assist underrepresented or underserved students in navigating their future educational and professional career.

“Chris is diligent about every detail to ensure students are ready to begin their college journey. Then he follows them through their time at UD to ensure they take advantage of all the resources provided, and that they can succeed in their studies as well as personal and professional lives following graduation,” Broshous said. “To say that Chris Peterson makes a difference is just not enough. Chris is a catalyst for change and a true blessing to high school counselors, students, and parents.”