Several teams and individuals at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system institutions were recently recognized for excellence in financial management leadership during 2014. The Budget Committee at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College received an Outstanding Service Award.
Outstanding Service Awards are presented to individuals or teams who provide outstanding service at the campus level. Award criteria focused on those who have made significant systemwide contributions that warrant recognition.
The Budget Committee at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College was recognized for providing transparency of the budget process to the college community, incorporating a process to match the budget to the college mission and campus initiatives, and showing a commitment to improve the college’s financial standing through thoughtful dialogue and suggestions to college leadership.
“These awards go to the often unsung heroes on our campuses, leaders who are dedicated to the health and success of our colleges and universities,” said Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone. “They have provided innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. I am particularly impressed by how many of this year’s winners worked as teams to collaborate on complex challenges.”
Budget Committee members at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College include Larry Anderson, Susan Bumann, Brian Clark, Don Carlson, Paula Hagenah, Stephanie Hammitt, Louise Lind, Mary Monson, Mary Gayle Pucel, Keith Turner, Tom Urbanski, and Loran Wappes.
The Outstanding Service Awards were first presented in 1997 and publicly recognize outstanding contributions of college and university employees who work in financial management or serve on campus committees and teams related to fiscal management.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system includes 24 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving more than 410,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system of its kind in the United States.

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