The Dille Fund for Excellence Committee invites nominations for the 2012-2013 Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. Award nominees must be:

  • Tenured faculty members (in any discipline) at Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Respected by students and their peers for their roles as teachers and scholars
  • Respected by their peers for developing stimulating ideas
  • Dynamic communicators, able to effectively present their ideas to an audience with wide-ranging backgrounds

Faculty, staff, students and administrators may submit nominations. To nominate an MSUM faculty member for this prestigious honor, send a letter by April 2, 2012 detailing how the individual embodies the criteria of the Dille Fund for Excellence Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award to: Mary O’Reilly-Seim, Assistant to the Provost, Owens Hall 206.

The Dille Fund for Excellence is a permanent endowment established in 1994 by the MSUM Alumni Foundation, through the generosity of MSUM Alumni and Friends, to honor the University’s former president, Roland Dille and his wife, Beth Dille. The endowment raised nearly $3.2 million in gifts and pledges in 1994 and supports annual grants and the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. Each year, the Dille Fund for Excellence Committee and the President select one MSUM faculty member to receive the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.

The Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award is one of the highest honors Minnesota State University Moorhead bestows upon its faculty. Honorees receive a $1,200 honorarium and commemorative desk clock in a brief ceremony before they present the annual Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecture to an audience of campus and community members.

Questions should be directed to Mary O’Reilly-Seim, 477-2415, seimma@mnstate.edu.