The Dille Fund for Excellence is a permanent endowment established in 1994 by the MSUM Alumni Foundation, through the generosity of MSUM Alumni and Friends, to honor the University's former president, Roland Dille and his wife, Beth Dille. The endowment raised nearly $3.2 million in gifts and pledges in 1994 and supports annual grants and the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.
Each year, the Dille Fund for Excellence Committee and the President select one MSUM faculty member to receive the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. The Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award is one of the highest honors Minnesota State University Moorhead bestows to its faculty. Honorees receive a $1,200 honorarium and commemorative desk clock in a brief ceremony before they present the annual Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecture to an audience of campus and community members.
Chris Walla has been selected as the 2016/2017 Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award recipient. He will be presenting his lecture at a campus-wide celebration in his honr on Thursday, October 27th at 4:00 p.m. in Langseth Hall 118.
The Dille Fund for Excellence Committee will invite nominations for the 2017-2018 Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award during spring 2017. Award nominees must be:
Faculty, staff, students and administrators may submit nominations. To nominate a MSUM faculty member for this prestigious honor (during the Spring 2017 nomination period), send a letter detailing how the individual embodies the criteria of the Dille Fund for Excellence Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award to: Office of the Provost, Owens Hall 206. Questions should be directed to Mary O'Reilly-Seim at 218.477.2415. firstname.lastname@example.org.