Board of Visitors Scholarship:
The Board of Visitors established an undergraduate scholarship endowment with the first award Fall 2004. The award is presented to a student enrolled in the College of Human Development and Education, junior or senior, demonstrated financial need and has a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Selection is done through an interview process with the Scholarship Committee of the Board. A $1200 award was given for 2013-2014 to Leah Haak, a dietetics major from Valley City, ND. A graduate scholarship was established with the first award Fall 2008. The recipient is chosen after candidates present their research at the annual Board meeting. A $3000 award was given for 2013-2014 to Christine Okurut-Ibore, a doctoral student in Education from Kampala, Uganda.
Bison Bidders Bowl
The Board of Visitor's current and ongoing project successes include support for academic excellence in the form of an annual donation for auction at the Bison Bidders Bowl. The NDSU Development Foundation's fund raising auction was held October 12, 2013.
The Board of Visitor's donation was: Copper and Steel Sofa Table by Patrick Shannon. Patrick Shannon has been living in the beautiful hardwood forest of Northern Minnesota for most of his adult life. Nature, art, and the legacy of indigenous people continue to provide inspiration and direction for his work. His career began with clay (hand built pottery and sculpture) and has recently shifted to metals, primarily copper and steel. Shannon’s work is highly recognizable and valued. Other works can be viewed at www.forestedgeartgallery.com . This was Shannon’s first sofa table sculpture. It measured 48 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 36 inches tall.
Value: $1400 Bid: $1550
Event Day: Voices from the Real World
The Board of Visitors was created to assist the College of Human Development and Education to expand enrollment in the College, to enhance opportunities for career success, to promote ongoing relationships within the College and to support Human Development and Education financially. To fulfill portions of this mission statement, the members of the College of Human Development and Education Board of Visitors sponsor and present a day in the classroom at NDSU. The Board members present in several classes and either speak on their practical experience and/or a topic that is relevant to the class. The Board also offers their time in meeting with faculty to discuss changes in the professional markets and thoughts on curriculum to support these changes. This year "Voices from the Real World" will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014.