Posted: February 23, 2004

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Recipients of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System's 2003 awards recognizing leadership and team effort for excellence in sound fiscal management and internal controls were announced Jan. 28 at the Chief Finance and Facilities Officers Conference at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The awards program, which began in 1997, publicly recognizes the significant contributions and outstanding efforts of colleges, universities and employees at the state colleges and universities. In 1999, the awards program was expanded to include facilities management.

Recipients of the 2003 awards are:

Excellence in Facilities Management: Alexandria Technical College; Inver Hills Community College; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Normandale Community College; North Hennepin Community College; Riverland Community College; St. Paul College; South Central College; and Winona State University.

Excellence in Financial Management: Century College, Hennepin Technical College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Riverland Community College, Rochester Community and Technical College, South Central College and Winona State University.

Chancellor's Award: Dan Kirk, Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Metropolitan State University; and Pat Nordick, Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Outstanding Service Award: Pat Nordick, Dennis Paesler, Gerald Amble, Jerry Winans and Dennis Zilmer as members of the Northwest Technical College Reorganization Team; Roger Broz, Metropolitan State University; Todd Stugelmayer and Karen Mehnert-Meland, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Marilyn Hansmann and Erv Berg, Rochester Community and Technical College; Stephanie Adams and Rick Straka, South Central College; and Cal Winbush, Winona State University.