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NDSU faculty honored with awards, grants

Outstanding NDSU faculty members were honored May 8 during the annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence at the McGovern Alumni Center. The NDSU Development Foundation and the Office of the Provost sponsored the event.

• Robert Littlefield, professor of communication, received the Waldron Award for Excellence in Research

• David Herda, assistant professor of accounting, was recognized with the Odney Award for Excellence in Teaching

• William Wilson, University Distinguished Professor of agricultural economics, received the Peltier Award for Innovation in Teaching

• Mukund Sibi, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Faculty Service Award

• Brenda Deckard, director of Plant Sciences Student Services, received the Service-Learning Award

• Joan Krush, academic adviser and lecturer of computer science, was recognized with the Outstanding Professional Adviser Award

• Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, professor of plant sciences, received the Outstanding Faculty Advising Award

In addition, several NDSU Development Foundation grants and awards were announced.

Board of Trustees Endowment

• Erika Berg, assistant professor of animal sciences

• Matthew Chaussee, programmer/analyst in Registration and Records

• Na Gong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering

• Debra Habedank, director of the Center for Child Development

• Alan Kallmeyer, professor and chair of mechanical engineering

• Kim Owen, advanced applications coordinator in the IT Division

• Saravanan Sivarajan, post-doctoral research associate in agricultural and biosystems engineering

Centennial Endowment

• Erika Berg, assistant professor of animal sciences

• Netha Cloeter, Memorial Union Visual Arts and Gallery coordinator

• Na Gong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering

• Beth Twomey, senior reference and instruction librarian

• Kimberly Vonnahme, associate professor of animal sciences

• Majia Yang, assistant professor of civil engineering

Engebretson Family Research Endowment

• Katie Reindl, assistant professor of biological sciences

Gordon A. Larson Agricultural Research Endowment

• Teresa Bergholz, assistant professor of veterinary and microbiological sciences

• AKM Bashir Khoda, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering

Libraries Endowments

• Elizabeth Birmingham, associate dean of arts, humanities and social sciences

• Kevin Brooks, assistant professor of English, co-written with Stacy Duffield, associate professor in the School of Education

• Carol Pearson, associate professor of modern languages, co-written with Paul Homan, associate professor of modern languages

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.


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