The University of North Dakota will be honoring 1,621.48 years of service to the University and the state of North Dakota among special employee and faculty recognitions and awards on Thursday, Feb. 26, during its 132nd Founders Day celebration in the Memorial Union. The annual event celebrates the enabling legislation that established UND in Grand Forks by the territorial government in 1883, several years before North Dakota achieved statehood.
A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m., with the banquet at 6 p.m. UND Opera and Music student also will be performing at 5:15 p.m., as part of the reception.
The University will honor employees for 25 years of service as well as retiring or retired employees, and pay tribute to excellence in education by presenting a number of departmental and faculty awards.
To attend this event, tickets must be purchased by noon, Friday, Feb. 20. Tickets may be picked up at the Office of Ceremonies & University Events in Twamley Hall, room 407. Tickets are $25 each.
For more information, contact the Office of Ceremonies & University Events at 701.777. 2731 or katrina.kriewall@UND.edu
The first Founders Day celebration was held in 1904, with the observance lasting the whole day. It marks day the official birthday of UND.
Recognition for 25 Years of Service
Mary Anderson, Student Account Services; Marvin Asp, Telecommunications; Brian Berg, Minot Center for Family Medicine; Wayne Carl (posthumous recognition), Facilities; Graeme Dewar, Physics and Astrophysics; David Diseth, Facilities; Cindy Fetsch, Budget Office; Beverly Fetter, Space Studies; Tracy Fetter, Dining Support Services; Larry Fisk, Telecommunications; Kristin Fulgium, Dining Residence; JoAnn Galow, Flight Support Services; Becky Greer, Alumni Association.
LoAnn Hirsch, Nursing; Kristi Hofer, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Southeast Campus, Fargo; Katherine Hoffman, Medical Laboratory Science; Roxanne Hurley, Nursing; Dale Jacobson, English; Joann Johnson, Research Affairs; Mary Johnson, Continuing Medical Education; Patricia Kleven, Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC); Lynn Lee, Career Services/Career Fair Assistant, Career Services; Byron David Levenseller, Center for Instructional & Learning Technology.
Francie Linneman, Counseling; Ronald Matheney, Geology & Geological Engineering; Richard Millspaugh, Mathematics; Mary Morley, English; Erin O’Leary, EERC; Jan Orvik, University and Public Affairs; Barry Pederson, Rural Health; John Richter, EERC; David Rieder, Facilities; Joyce Riske, EERC; Doreen Rolshoven, Human Nutrition Center; Lucia Romuld, EERC; Catherine Jane Russell, EERC; Susan Schostag, Student Financial Aid; Myron Scott, Facilities.
Kathleen Spencer, Rural Health; Lisa Spencer, Student Success Center; Thomas Stokke, Computer Science; Morgan Stroh, Flight Support Services; Richard Suggs, Chester Fritz Library; Thomas Swangler, Chester Fritz Auditorium; Barbara Swann, Internal Medicine; Greg Tingelstad, Student Affairs Technology Services; Paul Todhunter, Geography; Marsha Tonder, Grant & Contract Administration; Benjamin Trapnell, Aviation; Peter Tunseth, Children and Family Services; Jim Tverberg, Facilities.
Retired and retiring faculty and staff
Sandra Ahonen, Clinical Neuroscience; Eugene Balek, EERC; Wayne Blegen, EERC; Cheryl Brooks, Disability Student Services; Wayne Carl (posthumous recognition), Facilities; David Carlson, Clinical Neuroscience; David Dauscavage, Facilities; Arlene Davidson, Facilities; Gale Delude, Facilities-Housing Maintenance; David Driscoll, Facilities; Gene DuBois, Languages; Maria DuBois, Languages; Linda Duckstad, Dean’s Office College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA).
Bonnie Espelien, Sociology; Kathleen Gershman, Education Foundation & Research; Thomas Gilsdorf, Mathmatics; Ruth Grzadzielski, Family & Community Science; Dianne Hamre, Library Health Sciences; Kenneth Hansen, Accountancy; Judy Heit, Family & Community Medicine; Linda Holdman, Dean’s Office Education; Cynthia Iverson, Library Health Sciences; Dorothy Jerik, Criminal Justice; Shelly Kain, Facilities; Judith Kamrowski, Surgery; Deborah Kirby, Philosophy and Religion; Mark Kobe, EERC.
Nancy Krom, Institutional Research; Marietta Kvistad, Public Relations Group; Mary Loyland, CoBPA; Janet Lucht, EERC; Madeleine (Peggy) Lucke, Associate Vice President for Finance & Operations; Wayne McCormick, Dining Residence; John McLaughlin, Facilities; Charlotte Minier, Counseling Center; Linda Morken, Facilities-Housing Maintenance; Margeret Myers, Finance & Operations; Eileen Tronnes Nelson, Law School; Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union; Nicholas Neumann, Medicine & Health Sciences, Bismarck Southwest Campus.
Kathleen Newman, Children & Family Services; Gloria Olson, Registrar’s Office; Dennis Pazderic, EERC; Tom Rand, Arts and Sciences; Avis Reynolds, Physician Assistant Program; Annette Rieder, Electrical Engineering; Linda Rohde, Environmental Training; Vonnie Sandland, Clinical Neuroscience; Roger Schauer, Family & Community Medicine; Susan Schostag, Student Financial Aid; Janet Spaeth, Chester Fritz Library; Karen Speaker, Rural Health; Thomas Steen, Kinesiology & Public Health Education; Terry Thompson, Facilities-Housing Maintenance.
Anthony Trimarco, Memorial Union; Donna Turner, English; Jill Untersseher, Medicine & Health Sciences, Bismarck Center for Family Medicine; Phyllis Vold, Dean’s Office of College of Nursing; Cheryl Widman, Human Resources & Payroll; Harold Wilde, Accountancy; Kathryn Williams, Office of Medical Education; Patricia Wride, Facilities-Housing Maintenance.
Teaching, Research and Service Award (Faculty Scholar)
The UND Foundation/B.C. Gamble Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service – Alana Kubatova, Chemistry.
Undergraduate Teaching Awards
The UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching- Brian Darby, Biology.
The UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching – Cheryl Terrance, Psychology.
Graduate or Professional Teaching Award
The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Award for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence – Dana Harsell, Political Science and Public Administration.
Academic Advising Award
The UND Foundation/Karleen Home Rosaaen Award for Excellence in Academic Advising- Kimberly Cowden, Communication Program.
The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford for Outstanding Professional Academic Advising- Chelsea Mellenthin, Psychology.
Individual Award for Faculty Development or Service
The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty Development and Service – Curtis Stofferahn, Sociology.
The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research – Jonathan Geiger, SMHS.
The UND Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research or Creative Work – F. Richard (Ric) Ferraro, Psychology; Glenda Lindseth, Nursing; Paul Lindseth, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Thomas Petros, Psychology; William Semke, Mechanical Engineering; Benjamin Trapnell, Aviation.
Department Teaching Award
The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching – Biology.
Department Research Award
The UND Award for Departmental Excellence in Research – Sociology.
Department Service Award
The UND Award for Departmental Excellence in Service – Political Science and Public Administration.
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