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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SU Respiratory Therapy Coordinator Honored at Shady Grove

Adriana RangelSALISBURY, MD---The coordinator of Salisbury University’s Respiratory Therapy Program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) has been honored with a 2016 Kendall Service Award. 

Adriana Rangel was recognized for “Excellence in Teaching” at a ceremony at the Rockville campus in April. The award is one of three created by USG Board Member Cliff Kendall and his wife Camille to recognize faculty and staff who exceptionally support student success at USG.

Rangel was nominated by her students and colleagues. One said: “I am a graduating senior and Professor Rangel’s time, dedication and enthusiasm with helping her students is amazing; she prepared us so well for the real world.”

Dr. Robert Joyner, associate dean of SU’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology and director of its Respiratory Therapy Program, added: “Professor Rangel is a wonderful part of our faculty who make the respiratory therapy program a success. We are all proud of her. It is great to know that the students recognize her efforts to make them successful.”

Rangel has coordinated SU’s respiratory therapy program at USG since 2008. A registered respiratory therapist for 15 years, she also is a certified American Heart Association instructor in advanced cardiovascular life support and in neonatal resuscitation through the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A plaque commemorating Rangel’s achievement will be placed in the USG library. 

For more information, call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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