TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationwill present the James F. Armstrong Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the University by an employee, to Rex Rakow, long-time director of the Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP).
Appointed assistant director of NDSP in 1979, Rakow was promoted to director in 1985 and served as president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators from 1993 to 1994.He formerly served as the director of campus safety atAlbionCollegeinMichigan.
Diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005, Rakow last year served as honorary chair of Notre Dame’s annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.He was inducted into the Notre Dame Monogram Club as an honorary member last summer.
Rakow earned his bachelors degree in police administration fromIndianaUniversityand a masters degree in institutional administration from Notre Dame in 1982.He completed theFBINationalAcademys management training program in 1983.
Established in 1978, the Armstrong Award is named in honor of James E. Armstrong, a 1925 graduate who served as the executive secretary of the Alumni Association from 1925 to 1967.
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