Great Plains IDEA Awards

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The Great IDEA Awards, created in April 2010, recognize best practices and innovative contributions by faculty, staff, and administrators who work with Great Plains IDEA.  The Great IDEA awards recognize people who positively impact Great Plains IDEA programs and students.

Award winners will be recognized at the Great Plains IDEA annual conference.

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Great Plains IDEA Awards

Great Plains IDEA recognizes community members who enrich the alliance and leave a lasting impact. Award recipients are announced at the Great Plains IDEA annual meeting.

Faculty Excellence Award

A part of the Great Plains IDEA logo. Just three links overlapping like a venn diagram. Each of the three links is in an alliance color. One is blue, one green, and one orange. Established in 2011, the Faculty Excellence Award recognizes a significant contribution of faculty in a Great Plains IDEA academic program. Award winners devote time, energy, and resources to enhancing the alliance academic community. Faculty Excellence Award recipients develop creative courses and mentoring programs or make a significant impact on teaching in a Great Plains IDEA program. View past award recipients.  

2022 Faculty Excellence Award Recipients

Heather Fuller, Gerontology, North Dakota State University

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Friend of Great Plains IDEA

Great Plains IDEA logoEstablished in 2006, the Friend of the Great Plains IDEA honors individuals who make a significant contribution to the alliance. Friend award winners strengthen the structure, improve operations, develop new processes, and increase the visibility of the alliance. Friends of Great Plains IDEA demonstrate exceptional leadership and play a pivotal role in the alliance. View past award recipients

2022 Friend of Great Plains IDEA Recipients

Hope Gerde, Michigan State University

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