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.
You are invited to nominate one student or employee of NDSU who you believe has made the most significant and unselfish contributions to creating a happy environment for the enjoyment of NDSU students. Please provide specific examples of how this individual has had direct impact on making NDSU a pleasant, cheerful campus for students during the current academic year. Nomination forms will be shared with the nominee. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 27, 2015. The recipient will be announced at a reception.
The reception is open to the campus community and will be held at the Plains Room in the Memorial Union. The reception is on Wednesday, May 6th from 2pm to 4 pm. Nominees must be present at the reception in order to receive the award.