NDSU employees were honored for years of service and excellence on the job during the 26th Annual Employee Recognition Luncheon on April 17.
A total of 190 employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service, along with 35 retirees, were recognized.
Kelly Bisek, president of Staff Senate, presented recognition awards. Receiving awards in the professional band were Daniel Erichsen, interactive technology consultant, and Ben Bernard, computer services specialist. Mary Jean Hunter, Extension Service nutrition education assistant, was honored in the technical band. Kris Holt, administrative assistant in the Extension director’s office; Michele Sherman, administrative assistant in the English department; and Laura Thibert, administrative secretary in the psychology department, were recognized from the office support band. Zhongying (Amy) Du, lead food service worker in dining services, and Cheryl Long, custodian in facilities management, were recognized from the services band.
The Team Award went to Norma Ackerson, Paulann Haakenson, Judy Moe, Edie Nelson, Sandy Osborne, Joan Peterson and Shelly Swandal of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
President Dean L. Bresciani gave remarks and retirees were recognized by Senior Vice Provost R.S. Krishnan; Jane Schuh, associate professor and assistant dean of agriculture, food systems, and natural resources; Gene Taylor, director of athletics; Evie Myers, vice president for equity, diversity and global outreach; Bruce Bollinger, vice president for finance and administration; Prakash Mathew, vice president for student affairs; and Laura McDaniel, assistant vice president for university relations. Britnee Steckler, associate director of employee benefits and development, provided opening and closing comments.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.