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Champion of Inclusive Excellence Award

Laurie Lind, M.S. and instructor in the Health Sciences Major, received the 2015 Champion of Inclusive Excellence award from the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusiveness. Lind's award noted that she demonstrated outstanding leadership promoting inclusive excellence at USD.

Outstanding Faculty Award for Research Achievement

Becca Jordre, D.P.T., associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, was recognized for outstanding research. Jordre's research involves geriatric athletics, the management of urinary incontinence, and problems related to ergonomics for dental hygiene practitioners.

Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

Kay Rasmussen, M.S., M.L.S. (A.S.C.P.)C.M., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, was recognized for her outstanding teaching. Rasmussen's teaching interests include hematology and microbiology.