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On Campus: UND Office of Safety wins award

The UND Office of Safety has been awarded the North Dakota Safety Council's Outstanding Safety Instructor Award for teaching defensive driving. The office teaches the courses to UND and state employees who must enroll every four years to drive st...

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The UND Office of Safety has been awarded the North Dakota Safety Council's Outstanding Safety Instructor Award for teaching defensive driving.

The office teaches the courses to UND and state employees who must enroll every four years to drive state vehicles more than once every 30 days.

Associate Director for Safety Terry Wynne said most people come to the class thinking they already know everything about driving defensively.

"By the time we're finished they realize it's a worthwhile subject and it does make a difference in a lot of their attitudes," he said.

Instructors include Environmental Health and Safety Manager Derek Gosselin, Environmental Health and Safety Technician Bob Johnson, UND Police Department Capt. Tracy Meidinger, Officer Tom Brockling and Wynne.

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"It's nice to get recognized because we do teach a lot," he said.

The North Dakota Safety Council is a private nonprofit that aims to encourage safety throughout the state, according to its website.

Other news

β€’ UND honored staff members for years of service on May 12 at the 35th annual staff recognition luncheon. The ceremony was highlighted by the naming of the 2015 Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award winner to Sharley Kurtz and the naming of 10 Meritorious Services Awards. For a full list of recipients, visit bit.ly/1esdLTF.

β€’ Applications for the $2,500 Kenneth M. Olson Memorial Scholarship are being accepted until June 12. The award goes to someone who has already completed some college or a postsecondary enrollment option senior accepted into an area law enforcement, emergency medical service or firefighter program. Applications should be sent to Bonnie Andrys at 1703 19th St. NW, in East Grand Forks.

β€’ The UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies announced the winners of the Scholarly Project Poster Display during the Department's Hooding Ceremony May 15. Jody Bauer was selected by a consensus of her peers, and Jessica Curcio was selected by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty evaluators. For more information, visit bit.ly/1LFL3K2.

More info: To see more regional higher education news, visit the websites of  UNDUniversity of Minnesota-CrookstonNorthland Community and Technical CollegeMayville State University  and  Lake Region State College .

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