Congratulations to Susan Council, our 2021 Gunkelman Award recipient.
Watch the recording for the award ceremony from Friday, May 7th, 2021 using the link below.
The 2020 Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award winner, Edward Deckard.
The Mary McCannel Gunkelman Recognition Award was established in January 1987, by the late John L. Gunkelman and his family in memory of Mrs. Gunkelman, who was a 1942 graduate of the College of Home Economics.
The purpose of this award is to honor the late Mary McCannel Gunkelman whose life, from the time she was a student on the campus of NDSU and throughout her unselfish life as a wife, mother, and active citizen in the Fargo-Moorhead community, found greatest expression and satisfaction in her contributions in creating an atmosphere of happiness for others to enjoy.
Mary was firmly dedicated to the principle that a student would be more apt to attain his or her full potential if he or she were working and living in an enjoyable environment. She further believed that the more enjoyable the campus and programs of NDSU, the better university it would be in the future.
It is in the firm endorsement of Mary’s belief that this award was established and continues today.
Ashlyn Dilley - Graphic Design
Hunter Frederick - Animal Science
Kaitlyn Kratsch - Architecture
Saantha Pernsteiner - Agriculture Economics
Scott Rudquist - Psychology
Will Odland - Engineering
Benjamin Braaten - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Burton Johnson - AES Plant Sciences
Carl Dahlen - AES Animal Science
Cheryl Wachenheim - Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
David Englund - Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
David Westerman - Communication
Kirk Howatt - AES Plant Science
Peggy Andersen - College of Business (retired)
Rebekah Oliver - Plant Sciences
Xudong Rao - AES Agribusiness & Applied Econ
Zachary Machunda - Agribusiness and Applied Economics
Alyson Meyer - Facilities Management
Ben Austinson - Psychology
Brenda Deckard - Plant Sciences
Christine Davis - Dining
Daniel Erichsen - Information Technology Services
David Huber - Performing Arts
Deb Hofer - Dining
Erika Berg - Disability Services
Josie Hayden - Research Integrity and Compliance, RCA
Karen Blake - Accounting
Kimberly House - Facilities Management
Linnett Schmidkunz - Library Associate, School of Nursing Bismarck
Sandy Mark - AES Plant Science
Susan Council - Deans Office, Business
Teresa Enderson - School of Design, Architecture + Art
Congratulations to all past recipients. Thanks for your significant and unselfish contributions and helping create a happy environment for the enjoyment of NDSU students.
2020 Recipient | Edward Deckard
2019 Recipient | Meghan Yerhot
2018 Recipient | Matthew Skoy
2017 Recipient | Gabriel Eronmosele
2016 Recipient | Suzan J. Wolter
2015 Recipient | Ronda Klubben
2014 Recipient | LaVon S. Whipple
2013 Recipient | Kimberly Buckley
2012 Recipient | Noah D. McBroom
2011 Recipient | Christopher Suriano
2010 Recipient | Catherine Gronland
2009 Recipient | Theresa Anderson
2008 Recipient | David L. Berryhill
2007 Recipient | Jacinda L. Wollan
2006 Recipient | James Billups
2005 Recipient | Barbara Laschkewitsch
2004 Recipient | Aquina Beck
2003 Recipient | Donna J. Alby
2002 Recipient | Oscar Blaskowski
2001 Recipient | John Weitzel
2000 Recipient | Karen Arnell
1999 Recipient | Brenda Deckard
1998 Recipient | Lisa K. Nolan
1997 Recipient | Nick Moret
1996 Recipient | Louise Heinz
1995 Recipient | Carol Nelson
1994 Recipient | Marilyn Hetland
1993 Recipient | Nancy Stroh
1992 Recipient | Jean M. Kelly
1991 Recipient | Mary Poirier
1990 Recipient | Helga Schuschke
1989 Recipient | Joan D. Olson