On Thursday, Minnesota State University Moorhead recognized retirees and employees during the annual Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon.

2017 Employee Excellence Awards winners are:

  • Excellence in Service to Students: Karla Wenger
  • Culture Champion Award: Layne Anderson
  • Excellence in Service to the Community: The 18 Online Team, comprised of Catherine Artac, Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Dr. Ok-Hee Lee, Dr. Lisa Karch, Karla Wenger and Dr. Julie Zaloudek
  • Excellence in Service to the University, focus on Diversity: Dr. Justin James
  • Excellence in Creative Activity & Collaboration: Derek Lien
  • Excellence in Teaching & Research: Dr. Sheila Marquardt 

2017 Retirees include:

  • Wayne Alexander, Paseka School of Business
  • Andrew Conteh, Economics, Law and Politics
  • Alan Davis, English
  • Jill Frederick, English
  • Nancy Gierszewski, Building Services
  • Carol Halverson, Speech, Language and Hearing Science
  • Richard Kolotkin, Psychology
  • Jerome Kuperman, Paseka School of Business
  • Carol Lindquist, Business Services
  • Paula Malvin, Building Services
  • Asoka Marasinghe, Chemistry
  • Bonnie Nygard, Financial Aid
  • Gerald Nygard, Printing Services
  • Margaret O’Neill, Library
  • Dave Renecker, Physical Plant
  • Allen Sheets, School of Media Arts and Design
  • Rand Swenson, Physical Plant
  • Diane Wolter, Career Development Center
  • Carolyn Zehren, Financial Aid