Dahlberg recognized for interim presidential service at VCSU
Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, was recognized for her service as VCSU’s interim president at a reception held in the Student Center on campus Nov. 29. Guests from throughout the North Dakota University System and the Valley City and VCSU communities turned out to thank Dahlberg for her exemplary work in the local community, on campus and within the system. Dahlberg has served two stints as interim—one in the last half of 2014, and another which began a year ago. As interim president, she has put her signature on VCSU’s strategic plan and encouraged innovation while strengthening the university’s core programs. She will return to her role as VCSU vice president for academic affairs with the arrival of incoming president Alan LaFave in mid-December 2018.
VCSU alumni Gjovik and Hatt win ACTE national awards
Peder Gjovik ’77 and Katie Hatt M.Ed. ’16 won awards at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) national conference, CareerTech VISION 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 28. Gjovik, associate professor and chair of the VCSU Department of Technology, was named ACTE 2019 Teacher Educator of the Year. Hatt, health careers instructor in the Grand Forks (N.D.) Public Schools and the Grand Forks Area Career and Technology Center, was named ACTE 2019 New Teacher of the Year.
VCSU’s Roelfsema named to Prairie Business ‘40 Under 40’ list
Stephanie Roelfsema, director for residence life at Valley City State University, has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s 2018 “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Northern Plains. Roelfsema founded and organized a committee which created the campus Shatter the Silence walk against sexual assault this fall. The Oct. 1 event brought together more than 70 students, faculty, staff and community members who walked through campus and part of Valley City in an educational and supportive crusade.