University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Faculty recognized at April 17 luncheon

The Office of Admissions held its inaugural Faculty/Advisor Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17. Faculty and advisors who assist in the student recruitment process, along with the Deans of the Colleges and the Enrollment Management Planning Committee, were invited to attend this event. Awards of Excellence were presented to recipients who have exceeded expectations in meeting with prospective students, answering their questions and accommodating their needs while promoting the UND as an exceptional place for students to obtain their higher education.


Wendelin Hume, associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, was presented with an Award of Excellence. Hume is always willing to meet with students and their families, accommodating their schedules to answer questions and share information. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and students often leave intrigued by the field and excited to begin their higher education careers with UND.


Michael Mann, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was also presented the Award of Excellence for his superior service to prospective students. Mann’s knowledge about the Chemical Engineering profession and departmental research is outstanding. The way in which he shares that information with students gets them excited about obtaining their higher education at UND.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Paul LeBel was also recognized at this event with an Award of Excellence. Provost LeBel has been instrumental in partnering Academic Affairs with Student Affairs to ensure student needs are met and expectations are exceeded.

We recognize how busy faculty schedules are and are grateful that individuals like these are willing to make time to meet with students and their families!  The impact they have is exceptional.

-- Sol Jensen, assistant vice president for Admissions and Financial Aid.

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