Bargabos Named Teacher of the Year
Carl Bargabos, an associate professor of nursing known for his outstanding encouragement and support of students, was named Viterbo’s 2006 Teacher of the Year at the annual Rose Awards ceremony.
Bargabos spent 26 years in the U.S. Army before retiring as a colonel in 1998. He served as a medic for eight years, including an 18-month tour in Vietnam, before leaving the army to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 1972 and a Master of Nursing Education degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1978.
He rejoined the army in 1980. His military service included time spent in the continental United States, Hawaii, Belgium, Somalia, and Saudi Arabia, where he served as the director of nursing at field hospitals. He received numerous decorations and awards throughout his military career, including twice being awarded the Legion of Merit, the army’s highest peacetime award. He began his career at Viterbo in 1998.
“I have never encountered another teacher who motivates and energizes a classroom the way Carl does,” said a registered nurse and student who nominated him for the award.