The annual Faculty and Staff Day Program was held Tuesday, May 8, in Bede Ballroom. Faculty and staff from all units across campus attended the luncheon and program that followed. The theme for the day was "We're from Everywhere," and faculty and staff commemorated their heritage by donning clothing representing some part of their heritage. Hosting the event were Rachel Lundbohm, instructor in the Business Department, and Kristie Jerde, assistant director of residential life.
Kenneth Johnson, MBA, instructor, Business Department, was presented with the Distinguished Teaching Award. Donna Larson, accountant, Business Affairs Office, received the Distinguished Civil Service/Bargaining Unit Award. Two individuals received the Distinguished Professional & Administrative Award: Melissa Dingmann, MEd, director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Kenneth Bulie, JD, CPA, lecturer, Business Department.
The Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award was presented to ADawn Melbye, MEd, instructor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, and the Outstanding Community Service Award went to Jamie Fagerholt, MBA, tutor and testing coordinator, Academic Assistance Center. Rachel Lundbohm, MBA, instructor, Business Department, was recognized for her Presidents Civic Engagement Stewardship Award from the Minnesota Campus Compact.
Jim Schaar, MDiv, lecturer, Liberal Arts and Education Department, was recognized with the Support Award for Students with Disabilities.
In the photos at top: Kenneth Johnson, Donna Larson, Melissa Dingmann, Kenneth Bulie, ADawn Melbye, Jamie Fagerholt, Rachel Lundbohm, and Jim Schaar.