Dr. Perrizo named distinguished professor by NDSU Chamber of Commerce

February 20, 2008
It was announced today that the NDSU Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Professor Award Committee has unanimously selected Dr. William "Bill" Perrizo, professor of Computer Science, as the recipient of the 2008 award.

The nomination written by the NDSU Computer Science department nomination committee and unanimously signed by the faculty of the department said, in part "Dr. Perrizo has served as a faculty member for thirty-four years, and throughout that time has consistently excelled and demonstrated leadership in teaching, research, and service."

In a letter to Perrizo, R.S. Krishnan, committee chair and associate vice president for academic affairs, wrote, "The committee was impressed with your distinguished record as an educator, and your long and exemplary service.

Dr. Donald P. Schwert, in a letter of support for the nomination wrote, "Dr. Perrizo's distinguished record of teaching and research, and of service to both NDSU and to the Fargo-Moorhead community, makes him particularly well credentialed for this award."

Dr. Perrizo will receive the recognition at the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead Awards Luncheon, scheduled for noon Wednesday, May 21, at the Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, Fargo.

Computer science professor Dr. Paul Juell passes away

January 2, 2008
Dr. Paul Juell passed away on Saturday, December 29th at Meritcare Hospital after a years-long battle with cancer. Paul's only brother died on December 26th, also of cancer.

Paul had a good Christmas with family, including his adopted son and his wife and children.  Then late on Christmas day he was hospitalized, later suffering seizures, and finally passing away comfortably.

Although we grieve the loss of a good friend and colleague, we must also celebrate his life.  The CS department organized an event at the Alumni Center to recognize Paul in the fall of 2006 while he was able to attend. The Paul Juell Scholarship Fund was set up at that time.

Paul continued coming to the office each day right up until the Christmas break this fall, which demonstrates his courage and dedication to students and those who were part of his life.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paul Juell Scholarship Fund (c/o the NDSU Development Foundation, PO Box 5144, Fargo, ND 58105).

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