Four Dakota State University faculty members are being recognized through awards.
Dr. Kyle Cronin has received the Alexander “Sandy” Davidson Award for Excellence in Advising. The award, sponsored by Scott and Jenny Weatherill and Brian and Barb Harmdierks, recognizes Davidson’s years of service as Dean of Students and Director of Counselling at DSU. Cronin, an assistant professor in DSU’s Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, received this award for his continued involvement with students and the support he offers his advisees with internships and future jobs.
Dr. David Zeng has received the Merrill Hunter Award for Excellence in Research.
Zeng received this award for the many grants he’s earned, research papers he has published, and his participation in conferences. Zeng is an assistant professor in DSU’s College of Business and Information Systems.
Dr. Michael Roach has received the DeWayne Mork Award for Excellence in Service. Mork was a long-time Madison businessman, philanthropist, and community leader. Roach, who is an assistant professor in DSU’s College of Business and Information Systems, received the award for his instrumental part in building the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Club, and his continued involvement.
Dr. Austin O’Brien has received the Ernest Teagarden Award for Excellence in Teaching. Sponsored by the College of Education Dean Dr. Crystal Pauli, the award honors Teagarden, a professor emeritus of business at DSU. O’Brien received the award for his interest and patience helping students learn. O’Brien is an assistant professor in DSU’s Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.