|Founders Day Feb. 25 recognizes faculty, staff for service and academic achievements|
The University will celebrate excellence in education and honor its long-time employees during the 127th Annual Founders Day on Thursday, February 25, in the Ballroom at the Memorial Union.
The event begins with a social at 5:45 p.m. and musical entertainment provided by the UND String Quartet. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a video tribute celebrating the founding of the University and selected historical highlights. University President Robert O. Kelley will preside at the occasion.
Paul LeBel, provost vice president for academic affairs, will introduce and honor 32 retired and retiring UND faculty and staff. Diane Nelson, director of human resources, will pay tribute to 48 University employees with 25 years of service. UND's Ceramics Department, which begins its hundredth year on campus in 2010, will also be recognized during the ceremony.
Departmental, faculty, and North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement awards will be presented. The UND Foundation is providing $116,500 of the $122,500 total award amount for 2010.
This year's award recipients are:
North Dakota Professor of the Year Nominee: Dexter Perkins, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Individual Excellence in Teaching: Amanda Boyd, Department of Modern and Classical Language and Literatures; $2,000, Krista Lynn Minnotte, Department of Sociology; $2,000
Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence: Jason Jensen, Department of Political Science and Public Administration; $2,000
Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service: Mary Ann Sens, Department of Pathology; $2,500
Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research: Vasyl Tkach, Department of Biology; $2,000
Outstanding Faculty Development and Service: Thomas Steen, Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science; $2,000
Excellence in Academic Advising: Richard "Rocky" Graziano, Department of Aviation; $2,000
Departmental Excellence in Service: Department of Geography; $2,000
Departmental Excellence in Research: Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics; $2,000
Departmental Excellence in Research: Department of Biology; $2,000
Departmental Excellence in Teaching: Department of Biology; $2,000
Those to be honored for 25 years of service are:
Harmon Abrahamson, Professor of Chemistry; Cheryl Albertson, Laboratory Technician, Center for Biomedical Research; Barbara Anderson, Student Academic Advisor, RAIN Program, College of Nursing; Gayle Bergeron, Production Manager, Dining Services, Wilkerson Dining Center; Sheila Bichler, Programmer/Analyst, Human Nutrition Research Center; Charlotte Bratvold, Academic Building Services Supervisor, Facilities; John Bridewell, Associate Professor of Aviation; Felecia Clifton, Music Branch Manager, Chester Fritz Library; Daniel Daly, Research Manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Bruce Dockter, Manager, Fuels and Materials Research Laboratory, EERC; Larry Evenson, Assistant Supervisor, Heating Plant, Facilities; Curt Foerster, Research Specialist, EERC;
Kathleen Gershman, Professor of Educational Foundations and Research and Department Chair; Janice Goodwin, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics; Elaine Renee Hauschulz, Administrative Secretary, Housing Office; Gloria Hayden, Lead Pantry Chef, Dining Support Services; Jana Hollands, Coordinating Assistant, University Writing Program; Maryrose Johnson, Information Processing Specialist, Housing Office; Tammy Kaiser, Supervisor, Twamley Hall Snack Bar, Dining Services; William (Jim) King, Safety Officer, Flight Operations; Lynette Krenelka, Director, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development, Division of Continuing Education and Outreach Services; Dennis Laudal, Senior Research Advisor, EERC; Michael Lindquist, Lead Painter, Facilities; Pam Mattson, Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities;
Michael Meyer, Professor of Criminal Justice; Gwendlyn Molsbarger, Building Services Technician, Facilities Management; Charles Moretti, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Department Chair; Christine Naas, Special Events Coordinator, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Nancy Nelson, Development Coordinator for the College of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Mines, UND Alumni Association and Foundation; Kathleen Newman, Administrative Assistant, Children and Family Services Training Center; Jane Olson, Assistant to the Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Chris Ostlie, Executive Building Services Manager, Housing Maintenance, Facilities Management; Kurtis Papenfuss, Academic Building Services Supervisor, Facilities Management; Jaesun Park, Professor of Management;
Mary Reinertson-Sand, Information Specialist, Center for Rural Health; Eloise Robertson, Administrative Secretary, Department of Management; Judy Sannes, Disability Specialist, Disability Services for Students; Richard Schulz, Manager, Particulate Research Laboratory, EERC; Mona Shilling, Administrative Secretary, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Kathy Smart, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning; Jay Smith, Administrator, Technology and Network System, Memorial Union; Bonnie Solberg, Associate Director, Memorial Union; Beverly Solseng, Administrative Assistant, Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research; Thomas Steen, Associate Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, and Coordinator of Teacher Education in Physical Education; Jeannie Tvedt, Senior Business Analyst, UND Alumni Association and Foundation; Patricia Willey, Medical Laboratory Technician, Human Nutrition Research Center; Carol Winkels, Administrative Secretary, Department of Social Work; Fern Wood, Administrative Secretary, Department of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness.
Retired and retiring faculty and staff are:
Virginia Achen, Research Technician, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Nancy Adsero, Storekeeper, EERC; Diane Brenno, Manager, Campus Catering, Dining Services; Ronald Brinkert, Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness; Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Services; Shirley Griffin, Administrative Assistant, Office of Research Development and Compliance; Dennis Gunderson, Maintenance Specialist/Supervisor, Ralph Engelstad Arena;
Myrna Haga, Associate Professor of Social Work; David Hassett, Senior Research Advisor, EERC; Douglas Helland, Building Services Technician, Facilities Management; Penelope Hoglo, Cold Food Preparer, Dining Services, Wilkerson Dining Center;
Carol Jacobson, Building Services Supervisor, Facilities Management; Cathy Jones, Administrative Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dorette Kerian, Director, Information Technology Systems and Services; Richard Landry, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Educational Foundations and Research; Diana LeTexier, Administrative Specialist, Division of Continuing Education and Outreach Services; Thomas Lockney, Professor of Law; Glenn Lykken, Professor of Physics and Astrophysics; Claude "Rick" Myrick, Building Services Technician, Facilities Management; Donna Onneland, Assistant Cold Food Preparer, Dining Services, Squires Dining Center; Wayne Parkin, Maintenance Specialist, Facilities Management;
Vicki Rieger, Medical Records Clerk, Center for Family Medicine, Minot; Jerry Rozeveld, Shop Foreman, Transportation Department; Robert Russell, Building Services Technician, Facilities Management; Patricia Schmidt, Human Resources Assistant, Facilities Management; George Seielstad, Director, Center for People and the Environment, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Studies, and Professor of Earth System Science and Policy; James Smith, Maintenance Specialist, Facilities Management; Robert Stiles, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness; Jean Vorachek, Programmer/Analyst, EERC; Dietta "Dee" Watson, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness; Patricia Willey, Medical Laboratory Technician, Human Nutrition Research Center; Holly Wilson, Academic Building Services Supervisor, Facilities Management; Sharelle Zittleman, Clerk, Center for Family Medicine, Bismarck.