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Deckard Honored by NDSU Student Government

Department of Plant Sciences Professor Ed Deckard received the Adviser of the Year Award from NDSU Student Government for advising the NDSU chapter of Circle K International.
Deckard Honored by NDSU Student Government

Ed Deckard

May 19, 2020

The North Dakota State University Student Government Congress of Student Organizations recently announced the 2020 Bison Leader Awards, which recognize outstanding student organizations, students and advisers. Department of Plant Sciences Professor Ed Deckard received the Adviser of the Year Award for advising the NDSU chapter of Circle K International.

Circle K is the collegiate division of Kiwanis International, a global service organization with members in 80 countries and geographic areas. The NDSU Circle K club has 25-30 members who meet weekly, and it is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Fargo. Deckard has advised the NDSU Circle K club for over 35 years.

According to Deckard, Circle K members serve the community by volunteering weekly with non-profit organizations, schools, and other entities. In addition, Circle K provides opportunities for members to broaden their “connection circle” with members of other Circle K clubs in the region and district. Circle K also provides servant leadership opportunities at the club, district, and national levels. “It is a wonderful group of tomorrow’s leaders,” says Deckard.

“I have enjoyed advising this club, as these joyful, selfless students are a constant reminder of the need to serve joyfully throughout my life,” says Deckard. “We aren’t born recognizing the need to serve others.”

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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