The Department of Residence Life hosted a celebration banquet on April 29 to recognize those whose contributions have a lasting impact on students and who have contributed to another successful year in the department.
Amy Ganguli, assistant professor of range science, and Derek Jorgenson, communication doctoral student, were named Faculty Mentors of the Year. Ganguli was selected based on her work with the Faculty in Residence Education Program in the Living Learning Center and for her engagement with students in a wide variety of service and learning projects. Jorgenson was nominated, in part, for programs he hosted in Seim Hall, helping students better understand responsible citizenship and sustainability.
Michael Burns, communication doctoral student, was awarded the Residence Life Distinguished Service Award based on his work with residents in a variety of residence halls, particularly Reed and Johnson Halls. He was recognized for his contribution to student development, in addition to his service on the First Year Experience development committee. Burns also was instrumental in the recruitment of numerous other faculty mentors for the Department of Residence Life.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.