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In the news: Institute of Transportation Engineers recognizes NDSU leader

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Posted on Jun, 08 2011

Published 6/3/11 on the NDSU website

Denver Tolliver, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute associate director, will receive the 2011 Innovation in Education Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Education Council at their annual meeting during August in St. Louis.

The award recognizes unique or innovative ways of attracting students to or retaining professionals in the field of transportation engineering.

Tolliver works with the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate Program, a nationally supported post-baccalaureate certificate that provides graduate-level education to individuals in the transportation industry via distance learning. He chairs the program's board and has provided leadership in getting the program established.

Tolliver will receive the award with Martin Pietrucha, director of the Larson Transportation Institute at Pennsylvania State University. Pietrucha also was instrumental in establishing the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate Program.

NDSU serves as the administrative home for the program, which offers diverse classes in transportation from top transportation faculty at some of the nation's premier institutions. It addresses the shortage of transportation professionals by attracting experts in related disciplines while providing individuals already in the workforce the opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond a bachelor's degree.

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals.