Faculty and Staff Members Receive Awards
Sep 07, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. MARK KREJCI, Provost and Dean of the College
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
FACULTY MEMBER AND STAFF MEMBER RECEIVE AWARDS AT CONCORDIA
Dr. Susan Cordes-Green, chair and assistant professor of psychology, was awarded the Flaat Distinguished Teaching Award and Scott Ellingson was presented the Flaat Distinguished Service Award.
Cordes-Green, a member of the psychology department faculty since 1989, is a teacher, mentor and scholar who exemplifies the scholar-teacher model at Concordia. A challenging teacher, Cordes-Green makes psychology accessible and exciting to students and spends hours with students outside of class. She extends her role as a psychology teacher into her research program, engaging students in projects as co-inquirers who go on to present and publish research.
Ellingson, a 1977 graduate, began his career at the college in 1979. He joined the Office of Admissions in 1987 and since 2001 has been director of Admissions. Ellingson, a reliable and authoritative presence, is widely considered an expert in the ever-changing admissions field. He is known for his work ethic, dedication to the college and for the generous amount of personal contact he provides prospective students, parents and alumni .
The Flaat awards were endowed by Ole and Lucy Flaat, lifelong farmers in the Red River Valley.