Faculty Members, Administrator Recognized
Aug 24, 2012Prestigious awards were presented at the annual Fall Faculty and Administration Banquet Aug. 23.
Dr. Alexander Sze, systems specialist in Information Technology Services, was presented the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Service Award. Since joining Concordia in 1979, Sze has served Concordia both as a teacher and administrator. His accomplishments include implementation of the college’s degree audit system and the college’s first commercial business system.
Dr. Mark Jensen, professor of chemistry, was presented the Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Teaching Award. Jensen joined the faculty of the chemistry department in 1997. He is an accomplished scholar who regularly engages students in his research programs. His organization, passion and high expectations for students make him stand out as an exceptional professor.
The Flaat awards were endowed by Ole and Lucy Flaat, lifelong farmers in the Red River Valley.
Dr. Betty Larson, professor of nutrition and dietetics, was presented the Reuel and Alma Wije Distinguished Professorship. Larson has directed the dietetics program for more than 25 years. She is known as an engaging study abroad leader and is dedicated to teaching a global perspective on healthcare.
The Reuel and Alma Wije Professorship recognizes superior classroom teaching and significant service to the college and the church.