Estelle (Johnson) Spottiswoode, London, received a Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award.
Harvey Johnson, Forest City, Iowa, was inducted into the Waldorf College Athletic Hall of Fame; he served in various capacities, including 17 years as golf coach.
Clint Hill, Arlington, Va., received a Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award. Ralph Thrane, St. Paul, Minn., received the 2010 Life Award from the MN State Horticultural Society.
James Westgard, Madison, Wis., received a Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award.
Art Molvik, Livermore, Calif., received a fellowship in the American Physical Society by the APS Division of Plasma Physics, College Park, Md. Ron Offutt, Fargo, N.D., was presented with the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and was named the 2011 Legacy Leader by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
Mary (Hansen) Farrell and Jim Pearson ‘76, Vienna, were honored by the city of Vienna with the Silver Medal of Service for their contributions to the city; they are the first non-Austrians and teachers to receive the award.
Michael Ennis, Oakton, Va., received a Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award.
Harold Lee, Arcadia, Calif., received a Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa, for significant contributions to the world of music. Paul Oppegard, Moorhead, was selected for the 2011 Team USA for the World FITASC Championship, an international clay target shooting competition, in France. Jim Pearson and Mary (Hansen) Farrell ‘69, Vienna, were honored by the city of Vienna with the Silver Medal of Service for their contributions to the city; they are the first non-Austrians and teachers to receive the award. Judy (Meier) Penn, Camano Island, Wash., received the Leadership and Innovation in eLearning Award from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges eLearning Council for organizing and leading a science faculty eLearning Community.
Robert Sannerud, Edina, Minn., was named CFO of the Year by the Twin Cities Business Journal for his role as chief financial officer of Life Link III, Minneapolis.
Denis Mudderman, Rochert, Minn., received the 2011 Refuge Volunteer of the Year award from the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for outstanding accomplishments and dedication by a volunteer in the operation and management of the refuge system.
Cindy (Herzuck) Hansen, Spring Lake Park, Minn., was elected the first female mayor of Spring Lake Park. Brad Paulson, Northfield, Minn., received the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards Merit Award for contributions to card industry standards; he is vice president of research and development for ABnote Global.
Keith Fuglie, Falls Church, Va., received the 2009-10 Helios Award for research from the USDA’s Economic Research Service, Washington, D.C. David Rosengren, Mercer Island, Wash., was inducted into the Concordia College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rebecca Berge-Buss, Casselton, N.D., received the Bradley J. Burgum Community Service Award from the Casselton Business Association.
Jim Southwick, Rochester, Minn., was inducted into the Concordia College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Chris Holland-Mehlhaff and Scott Mehlhaff, Detroit Lakes, Minn., owners of The Lodge on Lake Detroit, received the 2010 Sustainable Tourism Award from the Minnesota Office of Tourism in recognition of their environmentally friendly practices.
Christine Fredrick, Middleton, Wis., was inducted into the Concordia College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shari (Jerde) Aberle, Edina, Minn., was named a Minnesotan on the Move by Finance & Commerce Inc., Minneapolis; the award honors professionals poised to make business history during the coming years.
Lia Christiansen, Falcon Heights, Minn., was named one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 25 Women to Watch; the annual award recognizes leaders to keep an eye on for continued success.
Jennifer (Bailey) DeJong, West Fargo, N.D., was the recipient of the Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Health Improvement Grant to enhance undergraduate breastfeeding education for student nurses at Concordia. Eric Koser, Mankato, Minn., was a semifinalist in the Teacher Achievement Award category, for exemplary teachers who support, inspire and assist students to attain greater learning, in the WEM Foundation’s 2011 Outstanding Educator Awards program. Lisa (Hanson) Sekely, Fosston, Minn., was inducted into the Concordia College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jennifer (Sorensen) Holt, Tucson, Ariz., was named Teacher of the Year by the Vail Unified School District.
Colleen Bertsch, Minneapolis, and her band, Orkestar Bez Ime, received the McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians from the McKnight Foundation for the group’s artistic excellence. Roxana Saberi, Fargo, N.D., was named one of the 2011 Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) honoring young men and women who best exemplify the finest attributes of America’s youthful achievers.
Melissa Gjellstad, Grand Forks, N.D., was honored with the Individual Excellence in Teaching award from the U of North Dakota, where she is an assistant professor of languages.
Laura (Reitmeier) Pearson, Fergus Falls, Minn., was inducted into the Concordia College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shana (Letnes) Erickson, Blaine, Minn., and Nicole (Roberts) Hempler, Robbinsdale, Minn., were named the 2010-11 MIAC Women’s Swimming Coaches of the Year.
Jill (Christensen) Amsberry, North Liberty, Iowa, received the Dr. Cuthbertson Award at the U of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, for most outstanding pediatrician in training; Dr. Charles Grose, professor of infectious diseases in the Department of Pediatrics and grandnephew of I.F. Grose, the founding president of Concordia, presented the award.
Megan Oswald, Rochester, Minn., received the Pay It Forward Award from the U of Minnesota, Duluth, for outstanding work as a graduate student.
Erin (Anderson) Aulik, Golden Valley, Minn., was honored at the TIES 2010 Education Technology Conference with the TIES Exceptional Teacher award for modeling best practices in the classroom and engaging students in learning through the use of technology. Amy Lindquist, St. Cloud, Minn., was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Bulgaria from the International Institute of Education – Fulbright Student Programs. Allison (Buivid) Schardin, Blaine, Minn., received the Arlene Didier Scholarship Award from the Schubert Club of Minnesota, St. Paul, as first prize in a graduate vocal competition.
Amanda (Beadell) Ihmels, Bismarck, N.D., received the Emerging Dietetics Leader Award from the North Dakota Dietetic Association; she is a clinical dietitian for Medcenter One.
Amanda Sullivan, Portland, Ore., received the Outstanding Student Award from the Oregon Dietetic Association; she is a dietetic intern at Oregon Health and Science University.