August 29, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
ERIC ELIASON, Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
FACULTY MEMBERS AND ADMINISTRATOR
PRESENTED AWARDS AT CONCORDIA
Ole and Lucy Flaat awards were presented at the annual Fall Faculty and Administration Banquet Aug. 22 at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. The award for Distinguished Teaching was presented to Dr. Cynthia Carver, the Distinguished Scholarship award was presented to Dr. Donald A. “Chopper” Krogstad, the Distinguished Advisor award was presented to Dr. Krystle Strand, and the Distinguished Service award was presented to Debra Lee Ross.
Carver, chair for the Division of Professional Programs and Communication Studies, began her career at Concordia in 1989. From the beginning of her work at Concordia she has built a reputation for outstanding teaching and mentoring. Her attention to detail, high expectations for her students and institutional dedication have been hallmarks of her career.
Krogstad, chair and associate professor, chemistry, began his career at Concordia in 2002. He has authored or co-authored numerous pieces for publication. He has distinguished himself as a model teacher-scholar, who is above all a superb teacher who is known for being demanding in his expectations, clear in his presentation of challenging material and fair in his evaluation of student performance.
Strand, associate professor, biology, began her career at Concordia in 2006. She invests a considerable amount of her time, talent and efforts advising students, mentors at least three student organizations and helps to organize the biology honors presentations. She dedicates herself not only to helping students solve scheduling and academic challenges, but also to discerning their life vocation.
Lee Ross, director of Dining Services, has provided outstanding service to Concordia students, faculty and staff for nearly 24 years. She has implemented programs that have resulted in high employee morale, taken a lead in campus sustainability efforts and supervises a accredited dietetics internship. She has also served in several positions for the National Association of College and University Food Services.
The Flaat awards were endowed by Ole and Lucy Flaat, lifelong farmers in the Red River Valley.