|Pelham named Ambassador of the Year by Bismarck-Mandan Chamber|
Brandi Pelham, coordinator of the UND Bismarck Center, was named the 2006 Ambassador of the Year by the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce for the second year in a row. She was honored with this award at the Chamber’s annual meeting Feb. 22 in Bismarck.
The ambassador committee is a group of more than 50 volunteers who serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber. They welcome new businesses to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony and congratulate new business owners and those business people who have gone through a renovation or expansion. Each quarter an outstanding ambassador is recognized for their involvement with the committee, and at the end of the year, the committee members vote on the Ambassador of the Year.
“We are extremely proud of her. To be recognized by the Bismarck business community is such an honor for Brandi and UND,” said Kerry Kerber, associate dean of outreach programs. “The fact that she received this award for the second year in a row demonstrates how well she is representing UND in the Bismarck area.”
Pelham, a native of Bismarck, has served as the coordinator of the UND Bismarck Center through the Division of Continuing Education for the past three years. She received her bachelor's degree from Taylor University, Upland, Ind. In 2004, she earned her master's of public administration degree from the University of North Dakota and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in educational leadership from a distance. Prior to her position in Bismarck, she worked for UND Enrollment Services for two years.
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