Four alumnae receive NDAHPERD awards
Four Minot State University alumnae were recipients of annual awards from the North Dakota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in November.
Betsy Gerhart, a 1983 graduate who lives in Minot, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is a physical education instructor at North Plains and Dakota Elementary Schools at Minot Air Force Base and a track coach at Minot High School.
Vicky Bender, Regan, was named Middle School Teacher of the Year. She graduated from MSU in 1983, and she teaches physical education at Wilton Public Schools.
Terry Eckmann, an associate professor in MSUís Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance, was named College/University Teacher of the Year. Eckmann received B.S., B.S.E., and M.S. degrees from MSU. She earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Montana and her doctoral degree from the University of North Dakota.
Kathryn Lenertz, Minot, was named Administrator of the Year. She is principal of Dakota Elementary School at Minot Air Force Base. Lenertz graduated from Minot State in 1983.
The mission of NDAHPERD is to encourage and provide professional development and support for health, physical education, recreation and dance professionals.