NDSCS Employees Honored at Employee Recognition Program

NDSCS Employees Honored at Employee Recognition Program

North Dakota State College of Science honored numerous employees at the annual Employee Recognition Program on May 1, 2019. Faculty and staff members were named recipients of the College’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Service Award as well as the College’s LIFE award.

The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes instructors who, among other outstanding characteristics, stimulate present and continuing interest in the subject matter, present courses so that the topics are clear, suitable and well-integrated, and demand rigorous thought and generate enthusiastic responses from the students while achieving course objectives. This year’s recipients were chosen from a group of more than 50 nominees. The honorees are:

  • Margaret Brady: Associate Professor, Mathematics and Science
  • Chuck Campbell: Associate Professor, Diesel Technology
  • Stacie Garland: Instructor, Nursing
  • Chanel Malone: Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator, Allied Dental Education

The Excellence in Service Award recognizes employees who consistently go above and beyond every day and exemplify the College’s values of learning, integrity, flexibility and excellence. All NDSCS support staff are eligible to be nominated. The honorees are:

  • Kim Dassenko: Office Manager, Academic Affairs
  • Ryan Hanson: IT Support Specialist, Information Technology Services
  • Shannon Herman: Administrative Assistant, Distance Education
  • Alissa Sherven: Student Life Assistant, Customer Service Desk, Student Life

This year’s LIFE award recognized Alissa Herbranson, who serves as the Assistant Director for Business Operations in the Residential Life department. The award stands for “Bringing LIFE to NDSCS” and is presented to an individual, employee group or committee that exemplifies LIFE (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Excellence) values by demonstrating and practicing the NDSCS Quality Standards. This can be done with an event, project or activity that reflects these areas.

Herbranson was recognized for her work in implementing multiple processes to improve departmental business operations. These have included developing comprehensive systems to effectively track and monitor student housing placements, and transforming numerous paper applications and forms to an online platform. She was also instrumental in developing the LGBTQ roommate matching system to provide a more inclusive environment for students. Through her leadership, Herbranson and her staff have created comprehensive lines of communication through multiple platforms to ensure students are informed and to meet the needs of how students prefer to communicate.