Colleges Name 2012 Distinguished Alumni
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 13:10
A degree from NDSU may lead the way to a successful professional career, as was the case for these distinguished alumni.
The colleges of NDSU have announced their Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2012.
“The awards are a great way to recognize outstanding alumni,” said Janelle Quam, assistant to the dean of agriculture, food systems and natural resources. “It’s good to show current and potential students what some successful alumni have attained in their professional careers.”
Each year, nomination forms for the alumni awards are distributed to staff within the departments of each college. An ad hoc committee then narrows down the nominees, and the dean of the college chooses the award winner, Quam said.
Awarded alumni demonstrate that they have attained a certain level of prestige in their professional careers. The alumni visit the NDSU campus throughout the fall to meet with students, faculty and administrators.
The following bios are provided from a University Relations news release.