Iris Ramirez, a current University of Tulsa student, recently won the prestigious 2020 NAfME Collegiate Professional Achievement Award.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) award recognizes individual collegiate members for their commitment and dedication to NAfME and music education. This honor is given to collegiate members who have served their chapters in an exemplary manner.
Ramirez became eligible for the award because of her multi-year involvement with the NAfME Collegiate chapter and track record of excellence in the classroom.
Upon notification of the accolade, she was quick to credit TU along with Aaron Wacker, the assistant professor and coordinator of music education. “I am overwhelmed with joy and so grateful for everything The University of Tulsa, the School of Music and Dr. Wacker have helped me accomplish,” she said.
Ramirez will receive the award at the virtual 2020 NAfME Reimagined National Leadership Assembly on Thursday, June 25th. The event typically takes place in Washington, D.C, but in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be on Zoom.