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2012 IT Team Award Recipient - Central Authentication Service (CAS)

The NDSU Central Authentication Service team, comprised of team leader Eric Christeson and members Richard Frovarp, Jill Peterson, Nathan Huff and Nate Olson, was selected as the 2012 recipient of the IT Team Award. The CAS team was nominated by James Ross.

Team leader Eric Christeson expressed his gratitude for having the opportunity to work with such an effective team.

"This was a top-notch group,” Christeson said. “We were able to come together as team, determine what needed to be done, and step up and complete the tasks at hand. No one person could have achieved the goals of this project alone; the project required input from all of the individuals involved.”

Also nominated for the 2012 Team Award:

  • Blackboard Support Group was nominated by Paul Nelson, Professor in Communications Department, had a short but very true statement for Nancy Lilleberg, Cj Johnson, Lorna Olsen, and Tammy Cummings. Paul described the service he receives from these individuals with two sentences. “Rapid responses and exceedingly useful advice and counsel. They frequently save my tail.”
  • Media Support Staff, comprised of Micah McGowen, Steve Beckerman and Luke Prather is truly an IT cross function team. This team nominated by Nancy Lilleberg, Instructional Services Manager, describes the synergy of these individuals in collaboratively sharing their knowledge and expertise to serve users. Together they tackle many projects by putting their heads together to achieve solutions.
  • Clickers Team, which was lead by Luke Prather and Nancy Lilleberg involved the support of the instructional services team and many faculty and student participants across the campus. Nominated by Larry Peterson Professor of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies Larry indicated this team did a superb job in organizing and obtaining feedback on the advantages and disadvantages of two clicker systems and making a recommendation for the campus.

2011 IT Team Award Recipient - BPOS/LIVE Implementation Team

New this year is the IT Team Award which recognizes and rewards a group of individuals who have established a well-defined goal or activity and work together to achieve results that have significant impact on the campus community. Achievement and success driven, communication, commitment, and leadership were key components of this award. 

There were four teams nominated for the IT Team award, and the recognition and selection committee recommended the Award go two teams who had considerable overlap of members and exerted similar effort of teamwork. These teams would be the BPOS Migration Team and the BPOS/LIVE Implementation Team.

The BPOS Migration Team was nominated by Galen Mayfield, and the BPOS/LIVE Implementation Team was nominated by Kim Owen. 

Fourteen of the 17 award recipients stepped forward to be congratulated on receiving this award. Members of the combined team award include: Lincoln Bathie, Jon Bronken, Jeff Gimbel, Nathan Huff, Brian Kennedy, Galen Mayfield, Tim Mooney, Nate Olson, Jerry Ranum, Amber Rasche, Jim Sellner, Theresa Semmens, Steve Sobiech, Dale Summers, Cloy Tobola, John Underwood, Gary Whaley.

The BPOS team was recognized for its outstanding planning and technical ability to forge a cross-department answer to the challenge of migrating about 3,000 NDSU employees to BPOS by the end of 2010. This included several hundred each on Oracle Calendar and GroupWise, plus all employees with IMAP email accounts. The LIVE team, with a goal to transition all students to the new NDSU Live e-mail system by the fall of 2011, faced many challenges and deadlines as well. Partnering with the North Dakota University System, this migration provides students with a new e-mail system and a whole suite of services. The BPOS and LIVE projects often involved staff who were working on both of these tasks simultaneously.

Also nominated for the 2011 IT Team Award:

  • Student Health Service Medicat Implementation and Support Team, was nominated by Donna Morrison, Student Health Services.  This team has been working with Student Health Service over the past 36 months to assist with the implementation and ongoing support of the electronic medical records/practice management software. This project could not have been accomplished without their drive, dedication and quality work of a great teamwork. Members include, Gary Whaley, Lincoln Bathie, Brian Kennedy, Tim Mooney and Vince Anderson.
  • NDSCS, Wahpeton, Partnership of NDSU IT Staff, was nomination from Kim Owen, ITS. This team demonstrates a leadership role for NDSU IT in assisting our colleague institution to leverage university resources to support their IT needs. Team members have readily have been involved with numerous project activities, and IT administrative activities. Members include, Jean Ostrom-Blonigen, Cloy Tobola, Carol Tschakert, Theresa Semmens, Terry Wieland, and Susan Jenstead. 

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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:34:41 PM