Faculty Receive Flaat Awards
Sep 04, 2009FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. MARK KREJCI, Provost and Dean of the College
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
AWARDS PRESENTED AT CONCORDIA
Prestigious awards were presented at the annual Fall Faculty and Administration Banquet Aug. 27 at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. Dr. Peter Hovde received the Flaat Distinguished Teaching Award and Dr. Betty Larson received the Flaat Distinguished Advisor Award.
Dr. Peter Hovde joined the political science department in 1971 and became known for the innovation he brought to the classroom. During his service as the first director of International Education, he impacted Concordia’s approach to the way faculty teach students while studying abroad. Hovde was the primary author and director of a precedent-setting grant that sent 48 faculty into third-world countries. He encourages students to consider the many ways their education prepares them to be responsible citizens in a global society and inspires them to be active participants in the world throughout their lives.
Dr. Betty Larson developed and directs Concordia’s accredited program in Dietetics. The program has gained a reputation for preparing dietitians who experience exceptional instruction and strong faculty mentoring while at Concordia. Larson is known across campus as an engaging study abroad leader, an approachable person interested in helping students develop into lifelong learners with an information view of the world and a model of faculty who advise for vocation.
The Flaat awards were endowed by Ole and Lucy Flaat, lifelong farmers in the Red River Valley.