|EHD Announces Alumni Achievement Awards|
The College of Education and Human Development is honored to celebrate the success of four outstanding alumni during the Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at the Alerus Center. Those accepting the awards are Victoria (Knapp) Beard, ’84, ’93; Morley D. Glicken, ’63; Steven P. Crandall, ’84; and Jennifer J. Montgomery, ’92, ’94, ’00. Tickets are $13. To register please call Jena Pierce at 777-0844 by Oct. 2.
Victoria (Knapp) Beard is associate provost at UND. Formerly a professor of accounting, she also served as director of International Business Programs in the UND College of Business and Public Administration. She also played a key role in coordinating UND’s exchange program with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology’s College of Management. She earned a master’s degree in accountancy in 1984 and a doctorate in teaching and learning in 1993, both from UND. She is published nationally and internationally. She resides in Grand Forks. The award is given by the Department of Educational Foundations and Research.
Morley D. Glicken is the executive director of the Institute for Personal Growth, A Research and Training Cooperative, and Professor Emeritus in Social Work at California State University, San Bernardino. He is a former Dean of the Worden School of Social Service in San Antonio, and a nationally known author, teacher, administrator, and therapist. He has written over nine books, including Lessons for Therapists From Resilient People, Remembering Zion, and Ending the Sex Wars:A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Men. He received a bachelor’s degree in social work from UND in 1963. He resides in Los Angeles. The award is given by the Department of Social Work.
Jennifer J. Montgomery is a highly regarded high school teacher, most recently teaching in Bismarck, N.D. She received a bachelor’s degree in arts in 1992 and a bachelor’s degree in education in 1994, and a master’s degree in education in 2000, all from UND. Currently she has completed the first year of doctoral studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She will finish a master's degree in education policy from Harvard in 2007 and will continue working on her doctorate in education policy, leadership, and instructional practice. Jennifer was the North Dakota Teacher of the Year in 2003, and one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. She also received the Milken National Educator Award in 2001, and she received the NEA Foundation National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004. Jennifer resides in Cambridge, Mass. The award is given by the Department of Teaching and Learning.
Steven P. Crandall is the park manager of Turtle River State Park and has worked in the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department for over 25 years, including management positions at Lewis and Clark State Park and Lake Metigoshe State Park. He received a bachelor’s degree from UND in 1984. He is a long-time member of the UND Recreation and Leisure Services program advisory board and has remained a valuable resource for the program. He lives in Arvilla, N.D. The award is given by Recreation and Leisure Services, a program within the Department of Counseling.
The UND College of Education and Human Development has 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments including Counseling, Educational Foundations and Research, Educational Leadership, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Social Work, and Teaching and Learning. The mission is fostering healthy human development and learning across the lifespan. The departments employ multi-faceted approaches to education, relying on teaching, research and service in the education of students.