MSU alumna wins prestigious award
Ellen (Slaamod) Simmons, a counselor for Glenburn Public Schools, was named North Dakota Middle School Counselor of the Year through the North Dakota Schools Counseling Association at its midwinter conference Feb. 6. Simmons graduated from Minot State University with a bachelor's degree in business education. Later, she completed a master's degree in education from North Dakota State University.
"I'm so proud to be a part of this profession and to receive this award," Simmons said.
Candidates for this award must demonstrate leadership in their schools, their communities and profession at the local, regional, state or national level.
Simmons is a Gala 2012 co-chair and a member of the MSU Alumni Association board of directors. Marv Semrau, vice president for advancement, Teresa Loftesnes, director of marketing, Janna McKechnie, director of alumni relations and annual giving, and Kate Marshall, donor relations coordinator, visited Simmons to congratulate her on earning the award.