Faculty, staff with 25 years of service will be honored at Founders Day Feb. 28

Founders Day is the annual celebration of our history as an institution and a time to recognize the outstanding service of our employees. Retirees with 15 years or more of service, employees with 25 years of service, outstanding faculty, departments, advisors, and researchers are honored at a banquet dinner – commemorating the founding of the University in 1883.

The 2019 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, Feb, 28, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. with music provided by the UND Red River Trio. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m.  Tickets for the Founders Day banquet are only $25 and must be purchased by noon on February 15.  To find more information regarding tickets or to reserve a department table please use the following link: Founders Day 2019.

The following faculty and staff members will be honored for 25 years of service.

  • Cynthia Carlson, Minot CFM
  • Clara Johannah Chambers, EERC
  • Katherine Norman Dearden, Music
  • Tami Gene DeSautel, Economics
  • Dale Duane Drake Jr, Facilities Total
  • Gerri Marie Dunnigan, Mathematics
  • Dee Ann Hetland Ellingson, Accountancy
  • E Marie Fontaine, Facilities Total
  • Lavonne F Fox, Occupational Therapy
  • Suzanne Fricke Gandrud, Vice President for Student Affairs & Diversity
  • Debrah Rae Glennen, Disability Services Students
  • Terry L Hagen, Economics
  • Timothy Mark Heinley, Student Health Services
  • Mark Jensen, Surgery
  • Anne Victoria Kelsch, Teaching Transformation and Development Academy
  • Sandy Krom, Office Manager, Pediatrics/SMHS
  • Michelle LaBrecque, Physical Therapy
  • Tobe Michael Larson, EERC
  • James David Mochoruk, History
  • Patti Jo Reimer, EERC
  • Orlynn Rosaasen, Dining Support Services
  • Sara Elizabeth Schempp, Dining Support Services
  • Shannon Mary Joy Smidt, Dean’s Office CoBPA
  • Kristi Rae Swartz, TTaDA
  • Kathryn A. Thomasson, Chemistry
  • Melissa Anne Walski, Admin Support Services
  • Doris Wang, Nutrition & Dietetics