Inspiring Colleague Award

The Office of Teaching and Learning and Learning seeks nominations annually for an award to celebrate educational innovation and collegiality. This award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in sharing ideas and supporting others in creating effective learning environments. The individual can be a faculty, staff, or graduate student.

Consider nominating a colleague. 

To submit a nomination, click the button below. (If you do not see a nomination form button below, the nomination window has closed for the year.) You will be taken to a short form that will ask you to explain why the individual deserves the award in 2,000 characters or less. Nominations can be made by any member of the NDSU community. Award recipients will be announced at our annual Teaching and Learning Conference and will receive a $100 NDSU Bookstore gift card. 

Nominations will close on Friday, April 28, 2023.



2022 Inspiring Colleague Award:



Jill Johnson, MSN, RN
School of Nursing, Bismarck Campus


2022 Nominees

Congratulations to all the nominees for the 2022 Inspiring Colleague Award!

  • Achintya N Bezbaruah; Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
  • Heidi Eukel; Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • Jessica McQueston; School of Education
  • Jill Johnson, MSN, RN; School of Nursing - Bismarck Campus
  • Trish Strom; School of Nursing


2021 Inspiring Colleague Award:



Dr. Beena Ajmera
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

View Award Video >>


2021 Nominees

The nominees listed are for both the Innovation in HyFlex Teaching and Inspiring Colleague awards:

  • Beena Ajmera
  • Enrique Alvarez
  • Kimberly Booth
  • Amitava Chatterjee
  • Sajad Ebrahimi
  • Rasha Hendawi
  • Ben Laabs
  • Stanley Ng
  • Paul Omernik
  • Mary Pearson
  • Fred Riggins
  • Jessie Rock
  • Ellen Schwarz
  • Lauren Singelmann
  • Brad Strand
  • Mark Strand
  • Ryan Striker
  • Laura Thomas
  • Cheryl Wachenheim
  • Nate Wood
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