Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award Recognition Ceremony
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Thursday, October 15, 2020 // 3 to 4 p.m.
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* All NDSU faculty, staff, students, media, and guests from the community are welcome to attend this event.
You are invited to nominate a student or employee of NDSU whom you believe makes the most significant and unselfish contributions to creating a happy environment for the enjoyment of NDSU students.
The recipient will be announced at the Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award Recognition Ceremony which is open to the campus community.
Katelyn Long - College of Ag, Food Systems, & Natural Resources
Runhao Wang - AES Plant Science Graduate Student
Alayna Osterman - College of Business
Ben Anderson - College of Ag, Food Systems, & Natural Resources
Cameron Dahlin - College of Engineering
Cole Hanson - College of Business
Hailey O’Conner - College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science
Larissa Feiring - College of Ag, Food Systems, & Natural Resources
Michaela Wood- College of Science & Mathematics
Nick Hendricks - College of Human Development & Education
Shelby Grabanski - College of Ag, Food Systems, & Natural Resources
Adam Marx - School of Education
Carl Dahlen - AES Animal Science
Charles Stevens - Management and Marketing
Cheryl Wachenheim - Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
David Buchanan - Deans Office, Agriculture
David Englund - Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
Edward Deckard - AES Plant Science
Erika Berg - Animal Science
Frayne Olson - Ext Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
Jeanne Hageman - Modern Languages
James Caton - Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
Jess Jung - Theatre Arts
Katherine Tulibaski - Management and Marketing
Leretta Smith - Sociology, Anthropology
Marc Baur - AES Animal Science
Maxx Kurekzko – Mathematics
Saleem Shaik – Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
Teri Undem – Pharmacy Practice
Adam Mead - Athletics
Betsy Carter - Student Success Programs
Brenda Deckard - Plant Sciences
James Kirsch - AES Animal Science
James Moos - ES Ag & Biosystems Eng.
Jennifer Carney - AES Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
Jerie Little - Microbiological Sciences
Jodie Haring- Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jordan DiPalma - MU Programming & Student Act.
Julie Bietz - AES Ag & Biosystems Eng.
Kali Christianson - Agribusiness & Applied Econ.
Kristi Weston - Deans Office, Health Professns
Nichole Askew- MU Programming & Student Act.
Stacey Nicklaus - Dining
Susan Council - Deans Office, Business
Tayt Rinehardt - Deans Office, Business
Wendy Bauman- Student Activities Office
Last Year's Winner
The 2019 Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award winner, Meghan Yerhot, with the 2018 Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award winner and ceremony emcee, Matthew Skoy.
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.
Faculty, staff, and student nominees for the 2019 Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award (25 individuals not pictured).
Past Award Winners
Congratulations to all past recipients. Thanks for your significant and unselfish contributions and helping create a happy environment for the enjoyment of NDSU students.
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