|Alan Allery receives posthumous award|
Alan Allery, former director of Student Health Services, was posthumously presented the Gail Proffitt Award in October at the North Central College Health Association Conference in Iowa City, Iowa. The Gail Proffitt Award is the highest honor bestowed by the North Central College Health Association (NCCHA). Dana Mills, NCCHA outgoing president, and Barb Lonbaken, NCCHA board member, visited UND Nov. 16 to present the award to Alan’s wife, Kathryn Allery.
Alan was a former president of the National College Health Association. In addition to his college health accomplishments, he was the director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging. The following remarks were made about Dr. Allery by those who nominated him for the award:
· Alan Alley deserves the Gail Proffitt Award not just for his many accomplishments and his leadership but for the expanded vision of health and community that he freely shared with all of us.
· Alan was always looking for new connections and ways to expand and expend those already in existence, because he saw that those connections enriched all of the programs and services involved and broadened the horizons of all the participants in those programs, both recipient and providers. He understood that those connections ultimately strengthened the communities that were the real focus of his passion for health and social justice.
· He was a quiet leader who mentored, befriended, and educated many in his too short life.
· We will miss his glowing smile, wise counsel, laid-back “no problem” style and deep James Earl Jones voice.
-- Jane Croeker, Health Promotion Advisor, Student Health Services, email@example.com, 701-777-2097