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Dunwoody College of Technology 2018 Spring Semester Dean’s List

Congratulations to the following students who have been named to Dunwoody College of Technology’s spring 2018 semester dean’s list.

The students listed received this honor by achieving a 3.5 (or higher) grade point average during the spring 2018 semester (overall g.p.a. is not considered when calculating the semester dean’s list). To be considered, students must also have been full-time, which means they  took a minimum of 12 credits during the semester. For questions about the dean’s list, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@dunwoody.edu.

Alexander Eric
Ambrozich Thomas
Andersen Twee
Anderson Benjamin
Anderson Jacob
Archer Michael
Arnold Alysa
Baccam Thomas
Baker Benjamin
Bares Tyler
Barkley Paul
Beaudet Jacob
Becker Ikaria
Becker Spencer
Beery Kyle
Berg Jeremy
Besch Grant
Bickel Madison
Biros Hannah
Black Nathan
Boehm Joshua
Boie Erik
Bordelon Anthony
Bornt Nicholas
Brahy Andrew
Brakke Daniel
Brenner Garrett
Brown Kyle
Bruels Troy
Brummer Brandon
Brune Gabriella
Burns Lucas
Carlson Anna
Carver Peter
Cassidy Brandt
Cermak Jake
Chan Jeremy
Christensen Scott
Christner Samantha
Clark Daniel
Coffin Nathan
Coleman Peter
Coleman Peter
Columbus Shan
Curtis Isaiah
Dagenais Braydon
Dawodu Gabriel
Demos James
Deneweth Blake
Devorak Mary
Devriendt Bradley
Dick Alexa
DiLoreto Mark
Donovan Bailey
Dranselka Alisha
Dubiel Sirena
Dumbravanu Vasile
Eastep Andrew
Ehlen Katelyn
Epperhart Patrick
Erdman Jolene
Erickson Travis
Ericson Andrew
Farris Alexander
Fesser Brandon
Fincher Brian
Finkelson Samuel
Fischer Paige
Fish Tyler
Fjerstad Benjamin
Fooks Marina
Fox Daniel
Frantti Bret
Frederick Hans
Friendshuh Carissa
Friendshuh Dustin
Gallaway Russell
Gilbert Joseph
Gildemeister Daniel
Gillund Kurt
Gohl Adam
Goldschmidt Brandon
Grant Justin
Grates Blake
Gustafson Davis
Haak Samantha
Hackman Matthew
Hahn Tyler
Hall Erik
Halloran Keven
Hamer Michael
Hannon Benjamin
Hansen Karl
Hanson Emily
Hanson Margaret
Hart Jessica
Hartzler Alexander
Harvey Nicholas
Hatterschide Bennett
Haugh Matthew
Hauser Logan
Haut Nicholas
Hawks Anthony
Hays Caleb
Heitman Robert
Hellem Anders
Her Jue
Herber Logan
Hernandez Arriola Manuel
Heroff Bradley
Higgins Robert
Hilgers Alec
Hill Joshua
Hillstrom Laurarose
Hiniker William
Hinnenkamp Franklin
Hokkanen Spencer
Holmquist Katherine
Holst Courtney
Hong Peter
Hovland Micah
Huber Adam
Humphrey Katherine
Hurd Daniel
Huycke Megan
Ibach Luke
Ike Tanner
Inamagua Marcos
Inhofer Ty
Inskeep Shelby
Jabby Mustapha
Jarvimaki Steven
Jennings Brooke
Jensen David
Jensen Henry
Jeske John
Jestus Stephanie
Johnson Eric
Johnson Jacob
Johnson Kayley
Johnson Samuel
Kafka Benjamin
Kallon Alpha
Kavanagh Weslee
Kazlouski Ilya
Kelly Stephen
Khang Kou
Kiely Jackson
Kleckner Joshua
Knutson Evan
Kolander Caleb
Konen Tanner
Kopp Erin
Koren Alexis
Kuenkel Brett
Kuennen Connor
Kurtti Sydney Jo
Larsen Benjamin
LaSusa Samuel
Lauer Katherine
Lauer Samuel
Lawson Paul
Le Jacqueline
Le Ngoc Khanh
Le Thanh
Leahy Marc
Lelyukh Vladimir
Lende Brandie
Levitt Matthew
Lindahl Austin
Lindahl Eli
Lo Julie
Loge Adam
Lohan Scott
Lohrbach Max
Lorentz Melinda
Lucero-Sassine Michaela
Lueck Tyler
Machtemes Joseph
Maghakian Kevin
Mahoney Daniel
Maier Dana
Malinak Cody
Mandt Kerry
Markie David
Masemer Joshua
May Michelle
McAnany Mark
McConnell William
McDaniel Justin
McGrath Summer
McMahon Joseph
Mecklin Betty
Mellen Aleksander
Metzmaker Ana
Miller Connor
Miller Ethan
Miller Mark
Millner Brandon
Mlekoday Jeffrey
Moore Bradley
Moyer Sean
Muniz Lexie
Naslund Zachary
Negaard Kai
Nelson Andrew
Nelson Celina
Nelson Nathaniel
Nelson Olivia
Newby Duncan
Nguyen Stephanie
Nickolay Matthew
Niles Gregory
Northway Travis
Nursuwito Bambang
Olson Jesse
Olson Steven
O’Neill Olivia
Orenge Gaudencia
Orzechowski Matthew
Ostendorf Joshua
Pacella LaRissa
Paschke Taylor
Paskar Sergey
Patterson Grace
Pearson Joshua
Peterson Hailey
Petrie Kristofer
Pierce Robert
Pilon Luke
Posterick Donald
Prestegaard Andrew
Price Mary
Prohaska Benjamin
Pysher Mitchell
Quicksell Kevin
Rastall Austin
Reed Kathryn
Regenscheid Steven
Remer James
Reuter Mary
Reynolds Kyle
Rice David
Riesgraf Kevin
Rivas Elizabeth
Robinson Blake
Rodriguez Marcos
Rogers Joshua
Rohm Mariah
Rolfe Michael
Rootes Braxton
Rugarabamu Jesca
Rush Anthony
Salcido Alejandro
Salcido Alejandro
Sangiovanni Michael
Sapp Justin
Scarpone Dylan
Schafer Matthew
Schmitz-Zweber Frances
Schoephoerster Marshall
Schon Matthew
Schrader Brett
Schreder Kyle
Schumacher Brianna
Schumacher Reid
Sebesta Taylor
Seviola Tyler
Shaw Madison
Sherry Kyle
Shoemaker Ethan
Siddiqui Hajira
Siegfried Garett
Sikes Connor
Sipprell Kenneth
Skattum Ross
Skelton Amber
Smeaton Kyle
Snow Brayden
Stanley Alexander
Steinbach Daniel
Stellmach Colin
Stewart Steven
Stillman Stephanie
Stolp Craig
Strand Joseph
Sulheim Nicholas
Sullivan Michael
Swanson Nathan
Szkotak Travis
Tait Samantha
Teipel Holly
Temte Jeffrey
Thao Koua
Thomasen Miles
Thor Jonathan
Thorp Travis
Toner Angie
Trembulak Timothy
Trofimovich Ruvim
Tuggle John
Unger Andrew
Van Cleave Noah
Van Straaten Brennon
VanRoekel Garrett
Vo Elvis
Wadman Sean
Wagner Terrence
Wakeham Shannon
Waldof Karen
Waller Justin
Wanek Christian
Ware John
Weber Elizabeth
Welle Timothy
Wickard Adam
Williams Mark
Winslow Collin
Witt Hunter
Wortman Matthew
Xiong Jewell
Xiong Joshua
Yang Cha
Yardley Shoshana
Zabel Caleb
Zehnder Sarah

Dunwoody College of Technology to fill need for Facilities Management Professionals

College approved to launch two-year degree in Facilities Operations & Management

The Dunwoody campus main building from the west with the Minneapolis skyline in the background

July 5, 2018, MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Earlier this month, Dunwoody College of Technology received approval to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Facilities Operations & Management from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The program launches this fall and will prepare graduates to enter the field of facilities management in operations and management roles, such as operations manager, building services supervisor, and assistant property manager.

“We aim to graduate professionals who have both the technical and the soft skills required to succeed in today’s facilities management environments,” Senior Instructor Derek Hillestad said. “Maintenance is still a crucial part of the job, but what most people probably don’t realize is that facilities management professionals are often tasked with asset management, space management, and/or building safety and security.”

Hillestad served for nine years as Director of Operations of TCF Bank Stadium and took the lead in developing the curriculum for the program.

“The field of facilities management has changed quite a lot in just the past decade,” he said. “But there’s a lot more change still to come as a generation of senior professionals retire and more and more building owners realize that asset stewardship through data-based technology investments can improve facility operation effectiveness and efficiency, leading to energy savings and a better experience for those who use the building.”

Classes will take place in the evening so professionals already working in the field can get the training they need to move into operations and management roles.

Other points of note:
  • Because of its importance to modern facilities management, Dunwoody has embedded the concept of sustainability in all of its classes.
  • The entire Dunwoody campus will be used as a learning laboratory. With a blend of old to modern facilities on campus, including a multi-million dollar renovation of a former gymnasium space that opens in September, students will benefit from a holistic approach to managing buildings.
  • Software systems are now crucial to the operation of modern facilities. Students will graduate with the ability to work with a variety of software programs, including computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), REVIT and SketchUp for computer-aided design, integrated workforce management systems (IWMS), and building monitoring systems.
  • Dunwoody’s program has been designed to be consistent with the International Facilities Management Association’s (IFMA) Facilities Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) associate degree program standards and will seek program accreditation.

Facilities Operation & Management is part of Dunwoody’s offerings in Construction Sciences & Building Technology and will benefit from existing lab spaces and faculty in HVAC, electrical, architecture, and construction management.

Learn more about Facilities Operations & Management.

About Dunwoody (dunwoody.edu):

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit college committed to preparing students for great careers in STEM-related fields. Dunwoody’s active, experiential learning model has provided a hands-on, applied education to more than 250,000 men and women, who have gone on to rewarding careers as outstanding technicians, successful entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers more than 45 certificate, associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs in the areas of Automotive, Business Management, Computer Technology, Construction Sciences & Building Technology, Design & Graphics Technology, Engineering, Radiologic Technology, and Robotics & Manufacturing.

Dunwoody College Media Contacts

William Morris: 612-381-3367, wmorris@dunwoody.edu

Jennifer McNeil: 612-381-3058 , jmcneil@dunwoody.edu

Dunwoody students place 2nd, 7th in the Nation at SkillsUSA Nationals

Congratulations to Electrical Construction & Maintenance student Matthew Longendyke and Architecture student Karla Schmitt on their victories at SkillsUSA Nationals!

Longendyke placed 2nd in the Nation in the Related Technical Math competition, earning a silver medal. Schmitt competed in the Architectural Drafting contest, placing 7th in the Nation.

The national competition was held June 25-29 in Louisville, KY, at the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

L to R: Paul Strother, Matthew Longendyke, Karla Schmitt, and Jeff Chase.

Both Longendyke and Schmitt won their state competitions earlier this year, earning them a chance to compete at the national level.

This was Longendyke’s second time competing nationally in the Related Technical Math contest. In 2017, he placed fourth overall.

SkillsUSA advisors Jeff Chase, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Assistant Professor, and Paul Strother, Architectural Drafting & Design Senior Instructor, accompanied the students.

If you are interested in joining the 2019 SkillsUSA team, please contact Associate Director of Career Services Rob Borchardt at 612.381.3322 or rborchardt@dunwoody.edu.

Employee Spotlight: Becky Somers, Admissions Data Analyst

Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota called Waseca.

Where did you attend college? What is your degree in?

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and I graduated last year with an A.A.S in Web Development from Dunwoody.

How long have you been working at Dunwoody? 

I have worked at Dunwoody for 15 years.

What is your favorite part about working at Dunwoody? 

My favorite part about working at Dunwoody is my co-workers. College admissions can be a very fast-paced and challenging working environment, but we try our best to make it fun and to support each other like family. When things get stressful or busy, I know that I have people who I can turn to for support (or chocolate)—and that makes all the difference.

What are a few of your hobbies?

I like to think of myself as a renaissance crafter. Nothing makes me happier than creating and learning how to do new things. I also love to fish, hike, and camp.

What is something you are absolutely determined to do? 

I am absolutely determined to make everyone I meet laugh.

What’s your favorite music genre? Any all-time favorite songs? 

I love all the music that my parents played for me in the 70’s—Fleetwood Mac, Earth Wind and Fire, Carole King, and The Beatles—just to name a few. It would be impossible for me to choose just one favorite song, but my favorite song to sing when it comes on in my car is “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. I like to give it the full “Wayne’s World” treatment!

What are three things you could not live without? 
  1. My family and friends
  2. LaCroix
  3. Anti-frizz hair cream (stop by my office on a hot day in July and you will see why)
What’s the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to you? 

When I worked at the University of Minnesota, my office area faced the back alley of the Northrup Auditorium and the Dalai Lama was there to speak. They brought him in the back way with a ton of security, and as I was trying to catch a glimpse—my face pressed up against the window—he turned around and raised his hand. I like to think he was waving at me.

What is the most recent thing you’ve crossed off your bucket-list? 

A few years ago I visited Prague, and it was one of the most wonderful places I have ever traveled. The city is breathtaking and inspiring.

Please provide two to three (or more!) fun facts about yourself.
  1. Both my brother and I are Dunwoody graduates.
  2. I really love “Star Wars.” Every year my family and I watch all the episodes at least once. The rest of the year we entertain ourselves by finding each other “Star Wars” themed gifts.
  3. I make the absolute best Bloody Mary on the planet, complete with a ground turkey slider on a Hawaiian bun.

Architecture students return from Dunwoody’s first extended Study Abroad Trip

Two-month stay in Barcelona, Spain, provides students with the experience of a lifetime

An experience that helped everyone find themselves. That’s how fourth-year Architecture student Josiah Hanka described his two-month study abroad stay in Barcelona, Spain. Hanka was part of a semester-long Dunwoody Study Abroad program this past spring.

Dunwoody launches first semester-long study abroad program

The program, a first for Dunwoody, consisted of ten Bachelor of Architecture students and lasted a full semester. The first half of the semester was spent in Minneapolis where students studied the history of Barcelona as it relates to design. The second half of the semester took place in Barcelona, where students stayed with host families.

The Dunwoody group left for Spain on March 13, 2018, and the program concluded May 18, 2018. Faculty members Molly Reichert and Reem El-Radi led the venture.

 Dunwoody students experience making in a new way

While in Spain, the Dunwoody group had the unique and very fitting opportunity to take courses in a Spanish maker space located in the Poble Nou district of Barcelona, ATTA33. Much like at Dunwoody, here students had access to a full wood shop, CNC router, laser cutters, and 3D printers as well as fully trained, expert machinists and technicians.

“Having skilled technicians help students use the machines made the process of making so much easier,” Reichert said. “It allowed the process of model making to be much more focused on design rather than troubleshooting.”

One of the students’ favorite projects created at ATTA33 was the individual interpretation, design, and fabrication of Modernisme, a culturally rich building ornamentation found in many Spanish arts, especially architecture. Students were to find an existing piece of Modernisme in Barcelona (pictured below) and redesign it, taking into consideration contemporary issues.

“The experience really affirmed my own design approach,” Hanka said, admiring the openness, liveliness, and attention to detail dense cities like Barcelona radiate. “The buildings there are beautiful works of art. The organic shapes, curves, floral motifs—it’s inspiring.”

Architecture students grow, gain confidence on trip

Several student projects inspired by Modernisme

During their stay, students were paid a visit by Minneapolis developer and urbanist Michael Lander of Lander Group. Lander led the students on a tour of Avinguda Diagonal, one of Barcelona’s most significant avenues, to discuss the differences between Minneapolis and Barcelona urbanism and how the two cities might learn from one another.

The students were also able to tour Architecture firms EMBT Architects and RCR Architects as well as several widely recognized spaces, including The Sagrada Familia, Mercado de La Boqueria, Santa Maria del Mar, Mercado de Santa Caterina, Walden 7, and the Museu Maritim.

A few other favorite events for the Dunwoody students included taking a Spanish cooking class and celebrating the Festival of Sant Jordi (an annual event where the entire city is covered in books and roses).

“It was very clear to me what this trip did for students,” Reichert said. “They developed and grew during their time there. Students told me the trip helped them gain confidence and provided them with a greater understanding of—and appreciation for—cultural differences. The students gained an understanding of design and urbanism in this new cultural context and now have an understanding of the impact of architecture and urban design on public life and our daily experience. I think it was a very valuable learning experience for them.”

The Architecture program is looking to organize a similar Study Abroad trip next year.

Learn more about Dunwoody Architecture.

Explore Architecture students’ photos and trip reflections in their 2018 Study Abroad blog.

Dunwoody rewards innovation at FIRST Robotics MN state championship

Three high school teams receive $500 and the Dunwoody Unique Engineering & Design Award for their FIRST Robotics competition design solutions

The Greenbush-Middle River, Eden Valley-Watkins, and Frazee-Vergas high school teams formed the winning alliance at this year’s Minnesota State High School League FIRST Robotics championship held May 19, at Mariucci Arena. But thanks to Dunwoody’s Unique Engineering & Design Award, teams that didn’t place still had a chance to win.

For the fourth consecutive year, Dunwoody presented a Unique Engineering & Design Award, which recognizes high school robotics teams that exhibit unique engineering design solutions.

Because each year’s FIRST Robotics competition provides several different challenges and multiple ways to score points, teams have to make tough decisions about how they design their robots. No matter whether those decisions lead to a first place win or not, they provide team members with an opportunity to experiment, problem-solve, and learn.

Winners use unique materials methods

The 2018 Unique Engineering & Design Award winners are:

  • Becker, Team 4607 (Becker, MN)
  • Henry Sibley, Team 3100 (Mendota Heights, MN)
  • Farmington, Team 2987 (Farmington, MN)

Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing E.J. Daigle was this year’s judge.

“The winning teams this year designed and built robots using an array of design and custom-manufacturing parts for their robots,” he said. “Machining, welding, 3D-printing, and hand-laid carbon fiber were all on display. By far my favorite was seeing a Banner photoelectric sensor and reflector applied to a robot wheel to be utilized as an encoder.”

Several Dunwoody Robotics & Manufacturing students also attended the event. They talked about their experiences at Dunwoody, made sure the Dunwoody keychain-dispensing FANUC robot—an event favorite—kept running properly, and showcased the College’s “Snow Devil” robotic snow plow by driving it around the concourse.

Scholarships and seminars for FIRST Robotics participants

Dunwoody hopes to give out the award again next year.

The College is offering $1,000 scholarships to FIRST Robotics grads who enroll at Dunwoody for the fall 2018 semester. For details, download the scholarship application or contact Dunwoody Admissions at admissions@dunwoody.edu or 612-381-3041.

The Robotics & Manufacturing department will hold Saturday seminars this fall to help teams prepare for the 2019 FIRST Robotics competition: “Destination: Deep Space.” Topics covered include, basic electricity, Solidworks design, shop skills, industrial robotics, and more.

For details, contact Dean Daigle at edaigle@dunwoody.edu.

Employee Spotlight: Pete Zeller, Controller, Accounting

Where did you grow up? 

Mequon, Wisconsin.

Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? 

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I was an Accounting major.

How long have you been working at Dunwoody? 

Three years.

What is your favorite part about working at Dunwoody? 

Most of my working years have been at manufacturing companies, seeing raw materials get transformed into all kinds of useful things. I like the smell of cutting oil and seeing machines at work. I was attracted to Dunwoody by the manufacturing environment combined with the education-focused mission.

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

There are a lot of opportunities here, and it’s rewarding to make positive contributions.

What is your favorite memory at Dunwoody? 

The time Charla Hudlow, Senior Financial Aid Counselor, showed me how she celebrates Friday with a “happy dance.”

What are a few of your hobbies? 

Outdoor activities, hiking, house projects (if you call that a hobby), and working on my old Ford Fairlane.

What skill would you like to master? 

I will never master it, but I would like to take piano lessons again.

What books or TV shows are you enjoying right now? 

I enjoy the TV show “Mom,” and Keith Richards’ book “Life” is a fascinating story.

What three things could you not live without? 

My morning paper, a cup of coffee, and a good night’s sleep.

What is something you will never do again? 

Drive a school bus on icy roads, especially if there are middle-school kids on it!

Please provide 2-3 fun facts about yourself. 
  1. My two sons became interested in unicycling when they were young. They worked very hard to become good riders and competed nationally and internationally. (Yes, there are unicycle competitions which involve racing, artistic riding, and trials skills.)
  2. I learned to ride as well and did some off-road mountain unicycling with our boys and friends in the local club.
  3. I know it’s not a “smart” way to buy music, but I still purchase albums on vinyl.

Dunwoody announces 2018 employee recognition awards

As the 2017-2018 academic year comes to a close, Dunwoody is proud to present several service awards in recognition of the many faculty and staff members who have made a difference to the College, its students, and the broader community.

The following awards and achievements were announced at the All Employee Celebration on May 21:

Dunwoody Leadership Development Program graduates:
  • Andrew Stevens, Industrial Engineering Technology Senior Instructor
  • Karie Johnson, Construction Project Management Senior Instructor
  • John Columbus, Software Engineering Assistant Professor
  • Craig Heinen, Human Resources Specialist
  • Marcus Seraphine, Head Librarian
  • Kerstin Leonard, Prospect Development Analyst

From L to R: Andrew Stevens, Craig Heinen, Marcus Seraphine, Kerstin Leonard, John Columbus, and Karie Johnson

Staff and faculty members who completed a degree:
  • Lee Frisvold, Automotive Service Technology Senior Instructor, B.S., Applied Management
  • Lonny Lunn, Automotive Service Technology Assistant Professor, B.S., Applied Management
  • Scott Zubrod, Automotive Service Technology Assistant Professor, B.S., Applied Management
  • Amber McCollow, Senior Admissions Counselor, M.P.A., Public Administration
  • Karie Johnson, Construction Project Management Senior Instructor, M.S., Organizational Leadership
  • Yun Christenson, Registrar & Director of Institutional Research, M.A., Educational Leadership
  • Mirja Hassan, Cashier & Accounts Payable, A.S., Accounting

From L to R: Scott Zubrod, Lonny Lunn, Lee Frisvold, Karie Johnson, Yun Christenson, and Mirja Hassan

 Building Community Award recipient: 

Reem El-Radi, Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor

The Building Community Award goes to an individual whose projects or efforts demonstrate and heighten Dunwoody’s commitment to cultural awareness being integrated into the campus and community.

Outstanding Team Award recipients: 

The Employee Survey Task Force Team:

  • Karie Johnson, Construction Project Management Senior Instructor
  • Marcy Cheeseman, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Harry Edelman, Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor
  • Zac Mans, Student Services Advisor
  • Teresa Milligan, Student Success Assistant Professor

From L to R: Teresa Milligan, Karie Johnson, Harry Edelman, Marcy Cheeseman, and Zac Mans

The No Fail Fall Committee leaders:

  • Alicia Stoe, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Charla Hudlow, Senior Financial Aid Counselor
  • Mao Rebman, Assistant Registrar
  • Macy Lee, Senior Admissions Counselor
  • Meera Wiest, Senior Admissions Counselor
  • Mary Rasmussen, Senior Admissions Project Coordinator
  • Allie Dresser, Content Marketing Specialist
  • Amber McCollow, Senior Admissions Counselor
  • Tina Nevala, Assistant Registrar
  • Zac Mans, Student Services Advisor

From L to R: Zac Mans, Alicia Stoe, Charla Hudlow, Allie Dresser, Tina Nevala, and Mao Rebman

 The Outstanding Team Award is given out annually to a cross-departmental team of employees whose work has had a significant impact on the way Dunwoody serves its constituents.

Outstanding Staff Innovation Award recipients:
  • Mao Rebman, Assistant Registrar and Drew Rodiles, Assistant Registrar
  • Craig Heinen, Human Resources Specialist
  • Rob Borchardt, Associate Director of Career Services

From L to R: President Rich Wagner, Mao Rebman, Drew Rodiles, and Yun Christenson

From L to R: Cindy Olson, Craig Heinen, and President Rich Wagner

From L to R: Cindy Olson, Rob Borchardt, and President Rich Wagner,=

The Outstanding Staff Innovation Award is awarded to staff members who demonstrate a commitment to implementing innovative strategies to improve efficiency, productivity, cost savings, customer service, and the inclusive climate of Dunwoody.

 Outstanding Academic Innovation Award recipients:
  • Chris Fulton, Web Programming & Database Development Instructor
  • Joey White, Automated Systems & Robotics Instructor

From L to R: Rob Bentz, Chris Fulton, and President Rich Wagner

From L to R: E.J. Daigle, Joey White, and President Rich Wagner

 The Outstanding Academic Innovation Award is awarded to faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to implementing innovative instructional strategies in the classroom.

 Instructor of the Year Award recipients: 
  • Jake Blue, Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology Senior Instructor
  • John Rogoz, Construction Project Management Adjunct Instructor
  • Andy Stevens, Industrial Engineering Technology Senior Instructor
  • Ken Wolfe, Electronics Technology Adjunct Instructor

From L to R: Bridget Reynolds, Jake Blue, and President Rich Wagner

From L to R: Janet Nurnberg, Andy Stevens, and President Rich Wagner

From L to R: E.J. Daigle, Ken Wolfe, and President Rich Wagner

Nominations for the Instructor of the Year Award come from current Dunwoody students. The award is given out annually to instructors who are committed to the students’ academic success, serve as a professional role model to students and colleagues, and aim for academic excellence in curriculum and instruction.

Distinguished Teacher Award recipients: 
  • Tom Larson, Machine Tool Technology Assistant Professor
  • Richard Thompson, Applied Management Adjunct Instructor

From L to R: E.J. Daigle, Tom Larson, Provost Jeff Ylinen, and President Rich Wagner

From L to R: President Rich Wagner, Richard Thompson, and Provost Jeff Ylinen

The Distinguished Teacher Award is given to faculty members who have committed a significant portion of their career to the art of teaching and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to education and lifelong learning.

William and Kate Dunwoody Outstanding Service Award recipient: 
  • Lesley Arntzen, Senior Financial Aid Counselor

From L to R: Cindy Olson, Lesley Arntzen, and President Rich Wagner,

The William and Kate Dunwoody Outstanding Service Award is given to employees who have consistently performed outstanding work for the College.